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Quick Mexican Chicken and Tortilla Soup

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Winter time just begs for steaming bowls of spicy soup (at least in the Bob & Dave household) and nothing fits the bill better than this simple and quick Chicken Tortilla Soup. Smoky flavors of bacon and chipoltle peppers mix with fresh garlic and onions in a tomato broth that is really out of this world — added to that are poached chicken tenders – - and what you quickly have is flavorgasm in a bowl.
  Chicken stock 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Chicken tenders 1 Pound
  Bay leaf 1 (Fresh If Available)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Smoky bacon sliced 4 , chopped
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped
  Chipotles in adobo 2 (Plus Tablespoons Sauce)
  Fire roasted crushed tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Crushed tortilla chips 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Shredded smoked mozzarella/Smoked sharp white cheddar, 0.75 pound 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lime 1 , cut into wedges
  Red onion 1⁄2 , chopped
  Chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon (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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Winter time is perfect for steaming bowls of spicy soup and nothing is better than this simple and quick chicken tortilla soup. Watch this amazing video and join Bob McDiarmid in his kitchen for a great cooking experience.

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