Rachael Ray Chicken Fajita Tortilla Soup
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- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 - 2 lbs chicken tenders
- 1 tablespoon coriander, a palm full
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, 5 to 6 sprigs
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
- 1 large bell pepper, quartered and thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 16 ounces white corn tortilla chips
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack pepper cheese or 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
- 1 ripe avocado, diced
- 1 lime, juice of
- 4 scallions, chopped
- fresh cilantro leaves or fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- Heat a large skillet with extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add chicken, begin to brown 4 minutes, add coriander, thyme, salt and pepper, to taste, onions, bell pepper and jalapeno, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes and stock, heat through.
- While the soup is working, lightly crush some tortilla chips and divide among 4 bowls. You need a couple of handfuls per bowl. Top the chips with a little cheese. Toss the avocado with lime juice. Top the chips with ladles of soup. Garnish soup with avocado, scallions and cilantro or parsley.
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I love chicken tortilla soups, and I'm always looking for different twists on it to spice things up. I had a package of fresh pre-cut fajita peppers and onions, so this recipe was a perfect fit. I added a little taco seasoning and some garlic powder and cumin to season the soup and a couple pinches of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. Don't substitute anything for the fire-roasted tomatoes! They make a huge difference! And don't skimp on the toppings! Cheddar cheese, green onion, avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips..yum! Delicious soup!
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