You might think that tortillas and soup don’t go together, but they can. If you want to try using your tortillas in a new and fun way, try this creative recipe! This nice, smoky chicken soup is made much better with tortillas. We found this great tortilla soup recipe here: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/tortilla-soup-388718.
- 1 4-pound chicken
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1 carrot, peeled, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, smashed
- 2 dried chipotle chiles
- 1 jalapeño (with seeds), halved lengthwise
- 7 cilantro sprigs
- 3 tablespoons (or more) fresh lime juice
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Vegetable oil (for frying)
- 5 corn tortillas, cut in 1/2″-thick strips
- 2 ears of husked corn, or 2 cups frozen, thawed corn kernels
- Chopped fresh cilantro, halved cherry tomatoes, avocado wedges, queso fresco or mild feta
- Deep-fry thermometer
Boil the chicken, onion, carrot, garlic, chipotles, jalapeno, and 16 cups of water together, then skim the foam from the top. Simmer for an hour until the chicken is cooked through. Once the chicken is done, shred the chicken meat and set aside. Strain the broth and add more chiles if you want a spicier flavor. Simmer the broth for about an hour, then stir in 3 teaspoons of lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Put the chicken back in.
Next, pour vegetable oil in a skillet until the oil is one inch deep. Heat it up until your deep fry thermometer says 350 or 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Fry the tortilla strips for about 2-3 minutes each. Drain them and season with salt.
Cook the corn with a gas flame or under a broiler until it is charred in spots. Cut kernels and discard the cobs. If you don’t have corn on the cob, then cook the kernels in a skillet until it’s charred in spots.
Rewarm the soup, and top it with corn, tortilla strips, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, and crumbled queso fresco.
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