How to make tasty Tortilla Soup

Celebrity chef Justine Schofield makes a magnificent Mexican tortilla soup made with the right blend of spices, chicken and of course homemade tortilla chips!Chicken Tortilla Soup is the perfect easy weeknight dinner. Full of shredded chicken, corn, beans, and homemade tortilla strips, this soup is a meal in itself. It’s comforting, hearty, and filling.


½ a chipotle in adobe sauce
1 onion chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 sprigs of coriander, stalks finely chopped and leaves picked
3 ripe tomatoes, blanched, peeled
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
2 chicken thighs, bone in
2L chicken stock or broth
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
4 La Banderita corn tortillas, cut into 3cm strips
Juice 1 lime
Feta to serve, to serve

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1.Place the chipotle, onion, garlic, coriander stalks, tomatoes and spices into a blender and blend until smooth.

2.Heat a splash of oil in a large pot and add the pureed tomato mixture. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring regularly for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken thighs, coat in the mixture then add the stock.

3.Bring to the boil and then turn down to a simmer. Cover and cook for 35-40 minutes.

4.Meanwhile, fill a pan with 2cm of oil. Over medium to high heat add the tortilla strips, in batches, and fry for about a minute, or until golden and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

5.Remove chicken from the soup and shred meat. Discard the chicken skin and bones and return the meat to the soup.
Check seasoning as it may need a little extra salt. Add half the lime juice.

6.Portion soup between bowls and top with feta, tortillas chips, fresh coriander and a little extra lime.

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