A hearty chicken tortilla soup will surely complete your weekend meal with the family. The flavorful mixture of vegetables and seasonings will fill your tummy up. It only takes an hour to do the recipe and enjoy the rest of the day eating this irresistible dish.
• 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
• 8 oz large white onion (roughly chopped)
• 6 cloves garlic
• 4 Roma tomatoes (roughly chopped)
• 2 red bell peppers (seeded and chopped)
• 1 jalapeno (seeded, roughly chopped)
• 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
• 1 cup fresh cilantro (loosely packed)
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 8 cups low sodium chicken stock
• 1/4 cup lime juice
• 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
• 25 oz hominy (drained and rinsed)
• Kosher salt to taste
• Onions (finely chopped)
• Fresh cilantro (chopped)
• Avocado ( thinly sliced)
• Cotija cheese (crumbled)
• Tortilla strips
• Lime wedge
This recipe takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Serves 6-8.
Prepare a food processor.
Put onion, garlic, jalapeno, chipotle in adobo sauce, cilantro, and tomatoes.
Puree all ingredients for 2 minutes.
Make sure no large pieces are remaining.
Season the chicken thighs with salt and oregano.
Set a large pot over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and let it heat.
Add the chicken thighs.
Let it sear for 4-5 minutes on each side or until it turns golden brown.
Remove from heat.
Shred the chicken using forks.
In the same pot, add 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Add the puree.
Let it cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until the liquid starts to evaporate.
Reduce to medium heat.
Let it cook until its texture turns to a dark paste.
Stir frequently for 20 minutes to avoid it from burning.
Pour the chicken stock.
Increase heat to medium-high and continue stirring.
Add the shredded chicken.
Stir and bring to a simmer.
Add hominy and belle pepper.
Stir and reduce heat to medium.
Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Season with salt and lime juice.
Remove from heat.
Transfer to a bowl.
Top it off with onion, cilantro, avocado, cotija cheese, tortilla strips, and lime wedges.
Serve and enjoy!
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jh9URtseyg