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?
cheese, chicken, poultry, soup, tortillas
of vegetable oil
de-seeded and diced… for giggle, rub your eyes while doing this
large garlic cloves
of ground cumin
Some salt and some pepper
cut into little strips
fresh parsley… some folks use cilantro but I hate that stuff. Yuck.
roasted chicken from the supermarket
shred off about a pound of meat
of grits made in advance or 1/4 cup of uncooked
add 20 minutes to cooking time below
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.
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