Chicken Tortilla Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

Epazote is a weedlike Mexican herb which adds a distinctive flavor. It is sometimes available at Fiesta and other Mexican specialty markets. Cilantro can be used as an alternative.

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  1. Heat corn oil in a large pot, sauté diced onion lightly.
  2. Add minced garlic, chipotle peppers, tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook until mixture is reduced.
  3. Add chicken stock, bay leaf, epazote, cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer slowly 30 minutes. Add optional corn to warm.
  4. Garnish each serving with a little avocado, cheese, chicken tortilla strips,olives and lime slices.