Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chicken and Green Chili Soup

For the past week or so my mom has been raving about the new soup at Chili's. I'm pretty sure she went to Chili's specifically for the purpose twice in one week. We decided to kind of reinvent the soup. I've never had it so I had nothing to compare to, so she kind of took the lead. This is what we came up with...1 pound chicken tenders
About 5 cups chicken stock or water with chicken bouillon flavoring
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
2 small cans chopped green chilis
3/4 tbsp chili powder (add more or less for your spicy preferences)
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 1/2 cup cooked rice
2 cubed tomatoes
1 cubed avocado

Boil chicken in chicken broth, onion, garlic salt, green chilis, chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro. While the chicken boils, cook white or brown rice (brown rice takes a lot longer, but it has added nutrients like fiber and protein). Once the chicken is completely cooked through, shred with knife and fork. Taste the broth to make sure the spices are pleasant. You may have to add more water because it boils down, therefore you may need to add more spices. You may have to experiment until you feel like it's perfect. We definitely didn't get it right at first! Stir in rice, tomato, and avocado. Serve with an array of toppings: cilantro, sour cream, tortilla strips, shredded mexican blend cheese, or lime wedges.

Sorry the instructions and ingredients are a little sketchy... Just experiment and trust yourself!

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