Leftovers Chicken Tortilla Soup

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jcam222

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Yesterday when I made the Jalapeno Popper Chicken casserole that I posted I had gotten out way to much frozen chicken breast. I cooked the second batch in the method noted below and put in the frig to ponder a use. I also had a half dozen medium poblanos left to use up. While I have plenty of food cooked for the week and its warm as heck out in Ohio at 60F I decided to do some soup. I will give some away to neighbors and friends and freeze the rest. I am trying to make better use of freezing things this year to avoid waste. Following is what I did and it sure came out good. It’s another just simple but delicious meal
Using up leftovers Chicken Tortilla Soup

· 3-4 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast

· 8 cups extra strength Minors chicken broth

· 1T Chile Morita paste (can sub canned chipotle adobo sauce)

· 2 cans diced tomatoes

· 5 medium poblano peppers

· 1 medium sweet onion

· 2 packets Sazon Goya cilantro y achiote

· 3-4T (to taste) T taco seasoning

· 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Fiesta Dip mix

· 1T Splenda

· 1T white vinegar



Ø Mix the 8 cups of Minors broth using the paste at 1.5x strength. Into 1 ½ cups mix the Chile Morita paste. Put the chicken breast (was frozen) into the Instant Pot for 30 minutes with the 1 ½ cup broth/ chile mixture. Set timer for 30 minutes. I let it naturally release while doing other steps.



Ø Seed and chop the Poblano’ s and dice the onion. Sauté in a pan in 1T oil (I use avocado almost exclusively).



Ø In the pot put the remaining broth, diced tomato’s including the juice, onions and peppers, Sazon Goya , taco seasoning and packet of the Fiesta dip mix and stir



Ø Cube the chicken and add to the pot. Simmer for 30 minutes or so. At the end I added about ½ salt and to taste the Splenda (or sugar) and vinegar. Top with cilantro and enjoy!!

That’s a wrap. As I said nothing fancy about it but it does hit the spot. I also like to drizzle a little Salvadoran crema on it with the cilantro. A squirt of lime is tasty too. ——-couple edit notes 1) The tortilla flavor comes from the Fiesta dip mix. I may have used another half packet if I had more 2) Appears this posted with odd spacing. Typed it in Word, emailed to phone and copy pasted. doesn’t seem to translate well for spacing lol. 2
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Looks good and great colors! What does the " extra strength " chicken broth mean?
I make my broth from Minors concentrate. The beef and chicken are a staple. I mixed it at 1.5 times directions.
 
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You are a soup maestro! Thank you for another awesome post. I’ve had a terrible day and came home to chicken and rice. Didn’t want to insult my spouse, didn’t want to go off the rails unhealthy, so I’m doing a variation of this recipe now without the IP and a few pantry driven adjustments. So far it tastes amazing, still on low simmer. This and the cup of wine has helped lower my blood pressure🤣 Thank you again!
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You are a soup maestro! Thank you for another awesome post. I’ve had a terrible day and came home to chicken and rice. Didn’t want to insult my spouse, didn’t want to go off the rails unhealthy, so I’m doing a variation of this recipe now without the IP and a few pantry driven adjustments. So far it tastes amazing, still on low simmer. This and the cup of wine has helped lower my blood pressure🤣 Thank you again!View attachment 653477
Thanks for the kind words. Yours is looking tasty!!
 
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That looks so good Jeff. Adding to my crazy long list! I going to have to start making it a point to do at least one thing from the list a week. There is no way it is all going to get done. My only choice for that Minor's chicken broth would be Amazon and it kind of high. I normally just get the Members Mark at Sam's. Do you think Minor's is a lot better?

Is that Sazon Goya with Cilantro & Tomato?

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That's a good lookin' soup !
I make my broth from Minors concentrate. The beef and chicken are a staple. I mixed it at 1.5 times directions.
Minors is great stuff . I mix it heavy or just add it to the pot .
I use the roasted garlic the most .
 
Another delicious looking soup Jeff! With so many great soups being posted I can't even keep up with them!

And bauchjw bauchjw the next time you have a day like that...pour a cup of wine and reserve for later... now finish said bottle of wine! :emoji_blush:

Ryan
 
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Looks good Jeff, I have to finish off the split pea the wife made the other day before venturing out into a new direction.

Point for sure
Chris
 
Man, everything you put together just looks like a masterpiece, this soup included. That just looks and sounds fantastic. Beautiful job my friend!!

Robert
 
Another delicious looking soup Jeff! With so many great soups being posted I can't even keep up with them!

And bauchjw bauchjw the next time you have a day like that...pour a cup of wine and reserve for later... now finish said bottle of wine! :emoji_blush:

Ryan
I finished the bottle after the kids went to bed🤣 It was one of those days for sure, but the soup helped as much as the wine!!!
 
That looks so good Jeff. Adding to my crazy long list! I going to have to start making it a point to do at least one thing from the list a week. There is no way it is all going to get done. My only choice for that Minor's chicken broth would be Amazon and it kind of high. I normally just get the Members Mark at Sam's. Do you think Minor's is a lot better?

Is that Sazon Goya with Cilantro & Tomato?

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I’ve not tried the Members Mark but intend to this month. This is the one I boy but I’m sure that is good too. I consider this a pantry staple
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Man, everything you put together just looks like a masterpiece, this soup included. That just looks and sounds fantastic. Beautiful job my friend!!

Robert
Thanks Robert! The soup is pretty tasty and I was very pleased with the pic.
 
Looks great Jeff! Chicken tortilla soup is delicious! I made some not too long ago, great stuff but the amount of tortilla strips I put on mine would be enough to make you want to slap me into Keto!

It freezes well too (minus the toppings)
 
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Looks awesome!

The better half is pretty good at taking leftovers and turning them into soup.She just takes whatever there is leftover and throws into a pot with whatever stock/broth we have and then adds whatever veggies we have on hand.
 
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