How was your Easter weekend folks? It was a bit of a grey rainy one here in the shire.
We still made it to the woods for our much promised picnic, but we had to race back to the car after, to beat the pouring rain.
On the way home as the rain pounded the windscreen I decided to dig out a recipe I cooked at Christmas time for chicken tortilla soup. This is THE best soup I’ve ever ever ever made. In fact the word soup doesn’t cover it’s brilliance in the least, I think it should be called sou-wonderful ! It’s THAT good ; )
I have changed a few bits of the original ( fab) recipe, mainly just to English-ify things up a bit ( measurements, and things I can’t get in UK ) .
But it’s pretty similar, I hope you’ll give it a go too, on a rainy day or otherwise ; )
Super fresh and easy peasy chicken tortilla soup
(Makes roughly five bowls)
1 litre/1¾ pints chicken stock (home-made or bought)
1 pack of boneless chicken thighs ( about 8 – 10 in a pack I think ) Roasted ( see below) and chopped OR 1 small cooked rotisserie chicken
1 medium green chilli, diced , seeds included
1 clove of garlic, diced
1/2 a jar of salsa ( hot or mild)
1 /2 a can of sweetcorn, rinsed & drained
1 /2 a can of black beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 a bunch of coriander, chopped
A half a can of plum tomatoes, drained and crushed ( I crushed mine a bit with my fingers and then bunged them in )
A good few shakes of bottled lime juice… If its good enough for Nigella ; ) ( or fresh if you have it)
And if you like things hot ( we do) a little pinch of red chilli flakes, if not, just leave it out.
For the topping-
fresh cubes of avocado ( a must in my opinion )
a dollop of sour cream ( omit if like me, your watching your fat bits ; ) you won’t miss it , but it is a nice luxury extra )
grated cheddar cheese
crushed tortilla chips
Start out by cooking the thighs, you can do this in advance if you like. I just roasted them in the oven ( around 190oc ) for 25 mins . Or use a shop small bought rotisserie chicken. Chop up into chunks (not to small otherwise it will just disappear into the soup )
Then put all the ingredients ( not the toppings though obviously : ) ) in a big pot and cook on the stove top for about 25 mins.
Serve with yummy toppings, enjoy!!! X
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