Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spicy Tortilla Soup

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This delicious Tortilla Soup is great on a cool night, add a side of Cheesy Mexican Cornbread Recipe and you will have a meal. If you do not like it too spicy, cut back on the jalapeño or omit it. You may use a store bought cooked chicken to make this quick and easy.

Ingredients needed:
1 chicken, cooked and de-boned
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups chicken broth
1 fresh green jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1 package Tostadas or 6 tortillas, cut in strips and fried
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 celery stick, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1-8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
Avocado and sour cream if desired

Cook chicken, remove from broth; save about 4 cups broth or used canned broth.
Cool, de-bone and chop chicken.
Add to chicken broth; jalapeño pepper, tomato sauce, cilantro, celery, onion and simmer one hour.
Add chicken.
Divide Tostadas into serving bowls, pour soup over them.
Sprinkle with grated cheese. Top with avocado and sour cream is you desire.

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