Friday, November 7, 2008

Chicken Fajita Tortilla Soup

Cook Time: 15 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings


* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 packages chicken tenders, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
* 1 tablespoon coriander, a palm full
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, 5 to 6 sprigs
* Salt and 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 fire roasted diced tomatoes
* 1 quart chicken stock
* 1 bag white corn tortilla chips
* 1 cup shredded pepper Jack or sharp white Cheddar
* 1 ripe avocado, diced
* 1 lime, juiced
* 4 scallions, chopped
* Handful 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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