Thursday, January 18, 2007

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Chipotle and Fire Roasted Tomato

Oh my stars!!! This recipe is from Rachael Ray and is the BEST soup I've ever had!!! Make sure and follow her directions and DEFINITELY use smoked mozzarella- it is WELL worth it!!!

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Chipotle and Fire Roasted Tomato
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray

3 cups chicken stock
1 pound chicken tenders
1 bay leaf, fresh if available
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
4 slices thick, smoky center cut bacon, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 chipotles in adobo, chopped, plus 2 tablespoons sauce
1 (28-ounce) can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
4 cups lightly crushed corn tortilla chips
2 cups shredded fresh smoked mozzarella or smoked sharp white Cheddar, 3/4 pound
1 lime, cut into wedges
1/2 red onion, chopped
Freshly chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

Bring broth to a simmer and add chicken tenders, poach 6 to 7 minutes with a bay leaf.
While chicken poaches, heat extra-virgin olive oil in a medium soup pot or deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp then remove with slotted spoon. Drain off excess fat, leaving 2 to 3 tablespoons in the pan. Add onions and garlic to the skillet and cook 5 minutes then stir in chipotles and tomatoes.

Remove chicken from stock, dice and then add to soup. Pass stock through a strainer then add to the soup.

Place a pile of crushed tortilla chips in the bottom of each soup bowl. Cover liberally with smoked cheese then ladle the hot soup down over the top. Serve with lime, raw onions and cilantro at table to finish the soup.


Julieann said...

Mrs.U--the soup looks really good, and anything with cheese can't be bad;)


Tina Kay said...

That sounds so good!! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

Tina Kay

Jordin said...

I love your site, Mrs. U! This recipe looks SO good! Don't you just love Rachael Ray? :)

Mary Ann said...

Yumm-o! This looks great! I am a huge Rachael Ray fan.

Colleen said...

OH MY GOD! That sounds sooo yummy. I have to make it.

Mary T. said...

Oh my goodness, this is definitely going on next week's menu.

Jordin said...

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Duckie said...

Oh wow, that looks divine! Thanks for the recipe. :D

*I found you from Kara's blog. :)*

Kim said...

That sounds delicious!!!I love Mexican style soups! Thanks for the recipe!


Rona's Home Page said...

We love soup. Yummy.

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

This soup sounds so yummy!


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