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Chicken Tortilla Soup a la Ricardo

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes


2 chicken breasts
2 quarts of chicken broth
1 chicken foot (optional - for good luck)
4 diced tomatoes
2 diced onions
2 diced jalapenos (optional - for extra heat)
3 limes
6 sprigs of fresh cilantro (chopped)
2 avocados (thinly sliced wedges)
4 corn tortillas
corn oil or canola oil
salt & pepper to taste

Soup Directions

In a large pot, simmer the chicken breast in the chicken broth for about 5 minutes

Remove the breast from the broth

Reduce to medium heat, add tomatoes and onions & optional jalapenos

Shred the chicken breasts and return to the pot

Add salt, pepper and the juice of 3 limes

Let the the soup cook for about 20 minutes

Top with cilantro and avocados

Add tortilla to each individual serving to maintain some crunchiness


Tortilla Strips Directions

Slice tortillas into thin strips.

Pan fry in canola or corn oil until crispy

Remove and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil

Salt to taste

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Rick is the Foursquare Mayor of his local Mexican restaurant. That should give you a little indication just how much he loves Mexican food. A great and healthy way to enjoy the flavor of Mexico is with Chicken Toritilla Soup.

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