Thursday, May 15, 2014

Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup

Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup

Instructions

  • 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



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.
Yield: 1.5 quart
Portions: 6 (8 oz.)