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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup, by , is from Cookin' Up an Anniversary Celebration, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

April Tidwell
Added: Saturday, October 31, 2009


4 (6 inch) corn tortillas
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 12 ounces)
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
4 tsp. fresh cilantro, snipped
2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
reduced-fat sour cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. Cut tortillas into 1/2-inch strips. Place on baking stone or cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until crisp.

Meanwhile, cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Heat 4-quart pot over medium-high heat with a little olive oil. Add chicken; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add chopped onion, pressed garlic, chili powder and cumin. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and chilies. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. At this point you could add soup to a crock pot and keep warm.

To serve, add 1/4 of the tortilla strips to bowl, ladle soup into bowl and garnish with fresh snipped cilantro, shredded cheese and reduced-fat sour cream if desired. Yields: 4 servings

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a low calorie, low fat soup that is loaded with flavor! This recipe can easily be doubled.




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