Friday, December 10, 2004

Santa Fe Chicken Soup

This is a wonderful nourishing soup for the cold days of winter. I urge you to use homemade chicken stock, but canned in fine also. Just be careful about adding salt if you are using canned broth. I like to add cooked black beans to this soup. If you use canned black beans, be sure to rinse them well, or they will turn this lovely soup a muddy brown color.
(Please note, this recipe does not use any of my fine products, but you could always serve some of my Mango Salsa or Pineapple Salsa with chips, as a starter...just a thought.)

* Exported from MasterCook *


Recipe By : not sure where this came from
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Soups And Stews

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 medium fresh tomatoes
3 tablespoons oil
4 large garlic cloves -- minced
1 large onion -- chopped
2 jalapeno peppers -- seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano -- crumbled
8 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts -- cut into inch pieces
1/3 cup white rice -- raw
3 tablespoons cilantro -- finely chopped
GARNISH: tortilla strips
grated Monterey jack cheese
minced hot green chili peppers
diced avocado
fresh cilantro leaves
sour cream
lime wedges

Cut the tomatoes in half and place them under a broiler until blackened and blistered. Remove and let cool slightly. Peel away skin, discard seeds, and chop up. Remove chicken and set aside. In a large pot, put 1 tablespoon of the oil and brown the chicken pieces. Set aside. Add remaining oil to pan. Saute onion, garlic, and jalapenos for 8 minutes or until limp and starting to turn golden. Add tomatoes and saute and stir until juice evaporates and mixture starts to thicken. Add chicken broth, rice, and cilantro stems and bring mixture to a boil. Turn down to a slow simmer and add the chicken to the soup mixture. Simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is done. Garnish with any or all of the above extras.
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