Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup
 
3 cup  defatted chicken broth
1/2 cup  sliced onions
1 cup  diced red potatoes
1/2 large  green pepper, diced
2 tsp  minced garlic
2   boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
1 can  (14 ounces) mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 tsp  chopped jalapeno peppers
1/2 tsp  ground cumin
4   6quot corn tortillas
  olive oil no-stick cooking spray
1 Tbsp  lime juice
1/4 cup  chopped fresh cilantro
 
in a large soup pot over medium-high heat, bring 1/2 cup of the broth to a 
boil. add the onions, potatoes, green peppers and garlic. cook and stir 
for 5 minutes. add the chicken; cook and stir for 1 minute. 
add the stewed tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, cumin and remaining 2 1/2 cups 
of broth. bring to a boil. simmer the soup, uncovered, over medium heat 
for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. 
meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 f. coat both sides of the tortillas 
with olive oil no-stick cooking spray; cut them into thin strips and place 
on a baking sheet. bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp. add the lime juice 
and cilantro to the soup; top each bowl with the tortilla strips. 
the lime juice and cilantro give this soup an authentic taste and aroma. 
sip a spoonful, close your eyes and you will be transported to a romantic 
yucatan beach restaurant, where i proposed to my wife karen. 
 
per serving: 240 calories, 2.3 g. fat (8% of calories), 2.3 g. dietary 
fiber, 34 mg. cholesterol, 497 mg. sodium. serves 4. 
 
jenn mom2samantha and tiny 
 
 
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(ID: 3235) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sat, Mar 12, 2005


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