Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup

Portions: 6 (8 oz.)

Yield: 1.5 quart

Ingredients
  • 8 - 6" yellow corn tortillas, julienne
  • 1/8" strips
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic Dash ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 1½ tablespoons canola olive oil blend, 80:20
  • 2½ oz. yellow onions, fresh, diced
  • ½" 3 tablespoons garlic, fresh, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1½ whole bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 oz. tomato puree, canned
  • 4¾ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
Instructions
1
Evenly coat tortilla strips with vegetable oil spray (not listed).
2
Place in a single layer on sheet pans. Do not overcrowd. Bake in a preheated 400°F standard oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until crisp and lightly browned. Cool quickly. Place baked tortilla strips in a food processor. Process until finely ground. Hold for use.
3
Combine granulated garlic and pepper until well-blended. Sprinkle the seasoning on chicken to evenly coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for one hour.
4
Preheat char broiler over medium heat. Place seasoned breasts, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
5
Place chicken on sheet pan. Bake grilled chicken in a preheated 400°F oven for 13 to 15 minutes, or until fully cooked. Cool quickly. Dice the chicken into ½" cubes.
6
Heat large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add oil, onions and garlic. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until aromatic and lightly browned.
7
Add ancho and chipotle chili powder, bay leaves and cumin. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
8
Stir in tomato puree and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
9
Stir in finely ground tortilla until dissolved.
10
Combine cornstarch and water until well-blended. Whisk into soup. Return to a simmer.
11
Stir in chicken and salt. Simmer for 2 minutes. Keep hot before serving, remember to remove bay leaves before serving.

NOTE: Remove all bay leaves before service.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories
140
Carbs
14g
protein
8g
fat
6g
sat. fat
1g
sodium
350mg
fiber
2g
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