Tortilla Soup

Tortilla and Jalapeño Soup with Chicken

Serves about 7 and 3/4 actually. Plus you get to cheat with a store bought chicken. You can roast your own but who has that kind of time?
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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What You're Gonna Need:

  • 2 Tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1 sweeeeet onion chopped up
  • 2 jalapeño peppers de-seeded and diced… for giggle, rub your eyes while doing this
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp. of ground cumin
  • Some salt and some pepper
  • 6 cups of broth preferably chicken
  • 4 corn tortillas cut into little strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley… some folks use cilantro but I hate that stuff. Yuck.
  • 1 roasted chicken from the supermarket shred off about a pound of meat
  • 1 cup of grits made in advance or 1/4 cup of uncooked add 20 minutes to cooking time below
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla Chips

What Ya Gotta Do:

  • Get a big pot and heat the two Tbsp of oil.
  • Add in the onion, the jalapeños, the cumin, and the garlic. Season it with the pepper and the salt. Cover and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Pour in the broth and those tortilla strips, bringing to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the parsley and pour it all in a blender (or use a stick blender one if you are all fancy-schmancy). Blend it all up, mama.
  • Take your soup goop and add the chicken and grits. Heat on low for about 5 minutes. (Longer if you are using dry grits…about 20 min… maybe even add a quick boil.)
  • Put it in bowls. Dollop on some sour cream and add chips.
  • Eat it.

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