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Sopa Di Lima (Mexican-Style Lime and Tortilla Chicken Soup) Recipe

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Linda Emmons/Cindy Allen


2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 c diced tomatoes, canned or fresh
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
4 c chicken stock, homemade or canned
1 c cooked, shredded chicken
4 tbsp fresh lime juice, 2 large limes

The Tortilla strips
6 corn tortilla, cut into 1/2 inch strips
Canola oil for frying
salt to taste

The garnishes
1 poblano pepper, chopped
1 ripe avocado cut into small cubes
1/4 c fresh cilantro finely chopped
1 c cotija Mexican cheese or feta
1 lime, cut into wedges

Make the soup in a large pot, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the jalapeno and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and oregano and cook for 5 minutes. Raise the heat to high, add the chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Add the chicken and cook another 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the tortilla strips. In a medium large skillet, heat enough oil to cover the1/2" up the sides of the skillet. Heat the oil until hot, put a small piece of tortilla or a speck of salt or flour in the oil and it should immediately sizzle. Cook the strips one at a time for 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly browned and beginning to puff. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.
Just before serving add the lime juice to the pot. When serving, put the soup in bowls with 2-3 tortilla strips on it. Put a plate of garnishes in the middle of the table and everyone can help themself.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
/Aunt Cindy used to make this soup a lot for her lunch at work. The recipe was given to others and it often showed up at lunch time.




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