Chicken Tortilla Soup & Baked Tortilla Chips

I adore Tuesdays.

Because of the nature of my job, many of my weekends are consumed with meetings, conferences, and other work-related activities. So Tuesdays are my consistent day off – my personal day to rest, relax and spend time doing things that I enjoy.

So what have I done today? To start, I slept in without an alarm clock…ah, pure joy. Who else can do that on a weekday? Then I ate breakfast, watched You’ve Got Mail, played Facebook Poker, and got a haircut. A pretty nice way to spend the morning, no? I think I’ll go and curl up with a good book next to the heater now.

But before I leave, here’s a recipe for some yummo chicken tortilla soup that we enjoyed recently. And as a bonus, I’ve included my recipe for insanely-easy-to-make flour tortilla chips. Enjoy your Tuesday!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

4 skinless chicken thighs
1 14.5 ounce can reduced sodium chicken broth
1 jalapeno chile, diced
Coarse salt
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 large scallions, thinly sliced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 cup cilantro sprigs
1 lime, cut in wedges

In a large pot, bring chicken, broth, jalapeno, and 8 cups of water to a boil over meduim-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until chicken is cooked through about 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate and let cool. Using a large spoon, skim fat from the surface off the broth, and strain the liquid through a sieve into a clean pot. Shred chicken, and return it to the pot. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt. Garnish with remaining ingredients as desired. Serves 4.

Baked Tortilla Chips

12 flour tortillas
Vegetable cooking spray
Coarse salt

Preheat oven to 375. Cut tortillas into eighths. Spread tortilla pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt. Bake until chips are crisp and slightly golden, about 10 minutes.

34 thoughts on “Chicken Tortilla Soup & Baked Tortilla Chips

  1. are you kidding me right now with those recipes? i’m not even hungry but i want to consume those items pronto!and p.s. good luck getting any weather sympathy over here (per Katelin’s comment) as it’s about negative 5 outside. literally.auughhh!

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  2. For a moment there I thought you were going to make tortilla chips from scratch. It brought to mind that episode of Survivor where the chef was one-upped by that girl contestant who showed HIM what you can make with flour and water. Ha!

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  3. Sounds like you had a great tuesday… you can’t go wrong with sleeping in ‘n then watching “you’ve got mail” …it happens to be one of my FAVORITE movies. Oh and thanks for sharing your chip recipe… always wanted to try it…’n now i know how yay. 😛

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  4. Hi Lariss! You are becoming so talented in the kitchen. I like your tortilla idea. I once started a fire trying to make “chips” in the toaster. In college I made my own corn tortilla chips using a bag of corn meal. They were good, if you like thick chips. But I got a nasty burn on my arm from frying them and am still scarred!

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