Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tortilla Soup

Whole chicken
2 garlic cloves-chopped
1 medium onion-chopped
2 cans Rotel
¼ cup cilantro-chopped
1 bell pepper (any color) chopped
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 pkg corn tortilla’s-cut into strips
Salt & Pepper to taste

Garnish with, all or some of the following:
Shredded cheese
Avocado slices
Sour cream
Chopped tomatoes

Cover chicken with water in large pot. Bring to a boil. Boil about 45 minutes or until juice from chicken runs clear. Remove chicken, cool and debone. Reserve broth in another bowl. In large pot sauté garlic and onion in a little olive oil. Add cumin & chili powder.
Add Rotel, chicken, cilantro & broth. Bring to a boil for 20 then simmer at least 30 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
Arrange corn tortilla strips on cookie sheeted that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake @ 350 degrees until brown.
Fill bowl with soup, top with tortilla strips and any optional ingredients. Enjoy !!


Kathryn-nannygoat said...

Yummy, one question, what is Rotel and where do I find it in the grocery store?

Melissa said...

you have so many recipes that look so yummy! I can't wait to try them!