Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This recipe belongs to my husband's favorite perky little temptress, Rachael Ray. Although much lacking in cleavage, she makes up for it by offering us this delectable soup, but then ruins it all by calling it Why-the-Chicken-Crossed-the-Road Santa Fe-Tastic Tortilla Soup. I just can't quite deal with that recipe title, so I shortened it a bit...hope that's okay. It seems to me there are two things that gives this soup its distinctly Southwest flavor.
These peppers are the first... but be careful. They are potent little buggers. First time I made this recipe I went a little crazy with them and it was almost too spicy for me. If you like things with a bit of a kick, but not enough to cause steam to come out of your ears, about 2 of the peppers would be all you'd want to put in.

Second thing is roasting some veggies before they go in the soup. I don't have an indoor grill thingy so I just used a big skillet. I love love love roasted red peppers. I had a hard time not eating them before throwing them in the pot.

The recipe says to put the tortilla chips in the entire pot of soup, but I thought that would lead to yucky leftovers so we just put the amount of chips we wanted in our bowls. Three out of four family members approved, even the picky girl child. Although she avoided the zucchinis for all she was worth. Boy child wouldn't even try it.

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14 comments:

Mya said...

Chicken Tortilla soup is my FAVE!

I try all chicken soup recipes.

Love RR but think she's got some crazy food titles too. lol

What A Card said...

Mmm, I love chicken tortilla soup :) I've never heard of adding the tortillas to the pot, though. Wise choice, adding them to the individual bowls!

richies said...

I love La Costena products. We use a lot of the salsa, and love the black refried beans. We have to drive 45 miles to a Mexican owned store to find the black beans.

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5 Star Foodie said...

This soup sounds fantastic! Perfect for a rainy day like today!

Sandie said...

My husband likes Rachel Ray too, what is it with these men? Chicken Tortilla Soup sounds delish and perfect for a chilly afternoon!

noble pig said...

She does not call it that does she? Really? That's crazy.

But it looks delicious!

Julie said...

She really does...I kid you not.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks terrific!! I love your version. I really have to get off my butt and try it.

Sara said...

Oooh, this looks great. I love chipotles, they add so much flavor!

sordie said...

I find Rachel's recipe nomenclature cute and perky. Much like herself, that saucy temptress!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love tortilla soup! I haven't seen Chipotle peppers in a can before, but I'll have to investigate this. Love that you roast the vegies first.

Small House said...

Well, I'll be making this!!
Thanks for the recipe.
Have a great day.
Sandra

The Blonde Duck said...

This looks a lot better than the one I make!!!

Linda Hughes said...

Hi Julie...so nice to meet you! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Love your quirky sense of humor and recipes!