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Joan Lunden's Chicken Tortilla Soup
Joan: this is absolutely one of my favorite recipes -- it brings back
great memories of my college years in Mexico City. It is a
delicious Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup that is quick, easy and great
for an outdoor lunch or a light summer supper.
In a large saucepan, saute:
over low heat for 5 minutes until onion is softened.
- 1 chopped medium onion (about 1 cup) and
- 2 minced garlic cloves (about 2 tsps) in
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
Simmer for 20 minutes.
- one 4 ounce can green chiles -- chopped,
- a 15-ounce can italian-style stewed tomatoes (chopped and
with their own juice),
- 4 cups chicken broth,
- 1 tsp lemon pepper,
- 2 tsps worcestershire sauce,
- 1 tsp chili powder,
- 1 tsp ground cumin and
- 1/2 tsp hot sauce.
In a small bowl, combine 4 tbsp flour with 1/2 cup water and
whisk into soup. Bring the soup back to a boil and simmer for 5
Add 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into small
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in 1/3 cup non-fat sour cream, salt, and pepper to taste.
I love to make my own tortilla chips for garnish, they are easy to
make, low in fat and delicious.
Cut 4 store-bought corn tortillas into 1/4 inch strips. Lay them on
a baking sheet with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Bake in a 400
degree oven for 10 minutes or until they are lightly toasted and
crispy. Sprinkle lightly with salt if desired. Garnish strips across the
top of the finished soup with fresh coriander.
Posted by Charleen on December 15, 1998
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