This soup is quick to prepare, very flavorful, and fills the tummy! It’s served with warm toasted yellow corn tortillas. Mexican Tortilla Soup is spicy and will warm you on a cold winter day or any time of the year.
This is a basic chicken soup dish, but taken to the next level here at Splendid Recipes and More. Just go light on the jalapenos, making sure to remove the seeds and ribs, and mince them very fine.
Jalapeño peppers have capsaicin, which is a great compound for making a healthy body. Of the many health benefits the peppers provide, we thought you would enjoy this one: Studies have shown that jalapeños can provide pain relief for migraine headaches. The compound found in the peppers, capsaicin which is what makes the peppers hot, is known to inhibit a key neuropeptide, Substance P, which is the key brain pain transmitter.
Just mince the pepper with the ribs, excluding the seeds and eat down. Your palate will catch fire, so have a swig of milk to put it out.
Other benefits of the peppers include congestion relief, cardiovascular benefits, weight-loss, cancer prevention, and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Here is what you will need:
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeños, seeded and de-vained (ribs removed for less heat), and minced
1 28-ounce can whole, peeled tomatoes, cut into chunks
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2-3 tablespoons avocado oil
8 yellow corn tortilla, cut into strips 1/8 inch wide
1 1/2 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast ( you can also use breast meat of a rotisserie cooked chicken).
First prepare the tortilla strips. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the strips in a large bowl with oil, salt and pepper to taste. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with unsalted butter, or use a line of parchment paper, and spread the strips of yellow corn tortillas on the sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Shake the pan once after 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
Next add the peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, salt, and cumin. Add some black pepper to taste if you wish.
Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes.
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