I am ALL about food. Buying it, cooking it, eating it…. smelling it, tasting it, watching it on tv….. if it’s food related then I am ALL about it!
So needless to say, I like trying new things in the kitchen and I love to cook for my boyfriend and myself.
Today during my time flipping between Food Network and HGTV I decided I wanted to make Chicken Lime Tortilla Soup for dinner. After looking at a few recipes on Food Networks website, I sort of made up my own version and got cooking.
It was delicious and Kit definitely approved :)
Chicken Lime Tortilla Soup
1 Carton Chicken Broth
Chicken breast tenders
Can of diced tomatoes
Salt and Pepper
White corn tortilla chips
I poured the entire carton of chicken broth into a saucepan and brought it to a boil, then I put in the chicken tenders to poach at a medium heat.
I sauteed 3 cloves of garlic in some Extra Virgin olive oil in a fry pan, then added some diced yellow onions.
While they were cooking I added some paprika and cumin. Probably about a teaspoon of each.
I then added some diced red onion and the zest of one lime.
Once everything was sauteed and fragrant, I added the can of diced tomatoes and tossed it all together. I chopped a palmful of cilantro and stirred that through.
The chicken was poached and juicy, so I took it out with a slotted spoon, shredded it and then returned it to the onion/tomato mixture.
I strained the chicken broth, returned it to the saucepan and then added the rest of the ingredients.
I squeezed in the juice of one lime and added some hot sauce for taste.
To finish off, I simmered the soup with a lid on for another 10-15 mins. Season with salt and pepper.
In bowls crush some tortilla chips, then ladle the soup over it.
Garnish with sour cream, thinly slice red onions, cilatro and lime wedges.
Having thought of it, some diced avocado on top would have been perfect.
Let me know if you try it :)