Tradicional™ Tequila Tortilla Soup

 Tradicional™ Tequila Tortilla Soup

A Mexican favorite and a delicious precursor to your entree, it’s told this soup will keep you safe from evil spirits. Whether that’s true or not, it will most definitely keep you safe from your hungry, demanding party-goers. It starts with a heart-warming chicken soup base and finishes with a hint of Jose Cuervo® Traditional Tequila and fresh lime.

Recipe courtesy of thebar.com

Ingredients:

4 corn tortillas
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
2 cups water
1/2 cup Jose Cuervo® Traditional Tequila
1 14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes, broken up
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips
2 scallions, sliced
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°. Brush olive oil on one side of tortillas. Cut the tortillas in half then cut them crosswise into strips. Spread the strips on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake until they are Light golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely. In a large saucepan, combine chicken broth, water, Tequila, tomatoes, bay leaf, garlic, cumin, and red pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add chicken, simmer until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the scallions, cilantro and lime-juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve soup sprinkled with tortilla strips. Serves 4.

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