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Serves : 4
© Susan Spungen

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately high heat. Add the tortillas and cook, stirring frequently, until brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the tortillas from the pot and drain on paper towels.

Step 2    

In a blender, combine the garlic, jalapeño, avocados, lime juice, Tabasco, 1 1/2 cups of the water, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper. Puree until smooth.

Step 3    

Heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in the pot over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and the remaining 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer. Stir the chicken into the pot; cook until just done, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the avocado puree. Heat through, about 2 minutes. Serve the soup topped with the crisp tortilla strips.


Even easier: Use broken-up tortilla chips in place of the fried tortilla strips.

Suggested Pairing

Rich avocados demand a full-bodied white wine. This is a great opportunity to drink one of those big, oaky California Chardonnays that can overpower less flavorful foods.

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Aggregate Rating value: 3

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Best Rating: 5

Author Name: janpan76

Review Body: Typo in the directions after jalapen.....

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Date Published: 2017-04-17

Author Name: Effie Donaldson

Review Body: That's it? Seems simple and easy enough. I'm going to try this sometime during the week.

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Date Published: 2017-03-17