Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Got this from our paper, it tastes wonderful. Recipe is adapted from "White Dog Cafe Cookbook" by Judy Wicks and Kevin von Klause
- 1 lb chicken thigh
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 jalapeno peppers, 1 halved and seeded, 1 seeded and minced
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems reserved, leaves chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 6 cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, minced (about 2 cups)
- 3 tablespoons minced garlic
- 6 corn tortillas, torn into 1 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
- 2 1⁄2 cups seeded and chopped fresh tomatoes or 2 1⁄2 cups canned tomatoes
- 1 lime, juice of
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Combine the chicken thighs, chopped onion, garlic cloves, halved jalapeno, whole cilantro stems, celery, carrot and water in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 1 hour.
- Strain the stock, reserving the cooking liquid and the chicken thighs separately; discard the other solids.
- When the chicken thighs are cool enough to handle, remove the meat.
- Dice and reserve it.
- Heat the olive oil in a large nonreactive saucepan set over medium heat until it ripples.
- Add the minced onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic and minced jalapeno and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the tortillas, chili powder, cumin and oregano, and cook for 1 minute.
- Stir in the chopped tomatoes and 3 1/2 cups of the reserved chicken broth.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the tortillas have dissolved and the soup has thickened, about 30 minutes.
- Add the diced chicken.
- If the soup looks too thick, add some of the reserved broth.
- To serve, stir in the lime juice and salt.
- Ladle into warmed bowls and top with the reserved chopped cilantro.
Made this recipe last night. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! By far the tastiest, healthiest soup I've ever made. Put a bit of avocado in, when I heated up leftovers, and it was like heaven became heavenlier!
PS, I used Chicken Breasts instead of Chicken Thighs and I couldn't tell a difference in taste!