Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

A great hearty soup recipe for a family or crowd. It can be made with rotisserie chicken. Set up a table with toppings for everyone to make their own unique mix.

Ingredients

Serves8
3 cups

Rotisserie chicken, from the deli, shredded

6 Tbsp.

Cooking oil

1 package

6 inch white corn tortillas

1/2

Red onion, chopped

4 cloves

Garlic, smashed

1 Tbsp.

Paprika

2 tsp.

Cumin, ground

2 tsp.

Coriander, ground

1 tsp.

Chili powder

1/4 tsp.

Cayenne

1 - 48 oz. can

Chicken broth

1 - 29 oz. can

Tomatoes, crushed

2

Bay leaves

2-1/2 tsp.

Salt

1

Avocado

1

Lime

Add

Cheddar cheese, grated

Add

Sour cream

Add

Tortilla strips

Directions

  1. Shred cooked chicken. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot, heat oil over medium high heat.

  3. Cut 3 of the tortillas in 1/2 in. strips and cook in oil until pale golden.

  4. Remove and drain on paper towels. Reduce heat to medium low, add onion, garlic and spices. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes.

  5. Add broth, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and fried tortilla strips.

  6. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20 - 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves and blend or puree the soup.

  7. Pour back into pot and add the cooked chicken until chicken is warm. Let your guests customize with their choice of toppings.