El Torito Chicken-Lime Soup

El Torito Chicken-Lime Soup created by Starrynews

This recipe is an old time favorite at El Torito; and a delicious soup that we have really enjoyed. The restaurant, when submitting this recipe to the LA Times for their reader request column, also suggested that this can be made into a whole meal soup by adding hominy, corn or other grains. They also serve this at their weekend brunch.

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  • Combine stock, lime juice, oregano, basil, pureed chipotle and bay leaf in a stockpot; and season to taste with salt and white pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add shredded chicken, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro; bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Ladle very hot soup into warm soup bowls, drop in cheese cubes.
  • Garnish each serving with a few tortilla strips, avocado slices and a cilantro sprig.
  • Makes about one quart or 4 one cup servings.
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"This recipe is an old time favorite at El Torito; and a delicious soup that we have really enjoyed. The restaurant, when submitting this recipe to the LA Times for their reader request column, also suggested that this can be made into a whole meal soup by adding hominy, corn or other grains. They also serve this at their weekend brunch."
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  1. Starrynews
    El Torito Chicken-Lime Soup Created by Starrynews
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  2. Starrynews
    Nice soup with a little bite from the lime and the pepperjack! I wasn't sure how much bay leaf to put in, so I added 1 and removed it before serving. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. lynnski  LA
    This recipe is an old time favorite at El Torito; and a delicious soup that we have really enjoyed. The restaurant, when submitting this recipe to the LA Times for their reader request column, also suggested that this can be made into a whole meal soup by adding hominy, corn or other grains. They also serve this at their weekend brunch.
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