Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

1/2 c Onion; Finely Chopped, 1 Med 1 ea Clove Garlic; Finely Chopped 2 T Vegetable Oil 4 c Chicken Broth 1/4 c Red Bell Pepper; Chopped 1 T Red Chiles; Ground 3/4 t Basil Leaves; Dried 1/2 t Salt 1/4 t Pepper 15 oz Tomato Puree; 1 can 1/2 c Vegetable Oil 10 ea 6"-dia Corn Tortillas; * 2 c Chicken Breasts; Cooked, ** ---------------------------------GARNISHES--------------------------------- 1 x Avocado Slices 1 x Cheese; *** * Corn Tortillas should be cut into 1/2-inch strips. ** Cooked Chicken breasts should be cut up or shredded. *** Use Monterey Jack or Chihuahua Cheese in this recipe. --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instructions

Cook and stir onions and garlic in 2 T oil in 4-quart Dutch oven until onion is tender. Stir in broth, bell pepper, ground red chiles, basil, salt and pepper, and tomato puree. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Heat 1/2 cup oil in 10-inch skillet until hot. Cook tortilla strips in oil until light golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds; drain. Divide tortilla strips and chicken among 6 bowls; pour broth over chicken. Top with cheese and avocado slices.

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