We had a big taco fest last weekend which left us with quite a bit of leftover chicken....hmmmm.....soup? Frank felt that my traditional chicken soup is rather bland, so I said, "How about chicken tortilla soup?" It was a winner. Holy guacamole, was it good!
(I think I need to search for some unchipped bowls.)
Thanks to the leftovers and pantry items, I didn't have to shop for anything! I love it when that happens.
Saute onion and garlic.
pinto or kidney beans
Tortillas - cut into strips and fry until lightly golden. Sprinkle with salt.
Simmer for 1/2 hour. Ladle into bowls. Top with crumbled cheese, avocado, and the tortilla strips.
The fresh crispy tortilla strips make all the difference. I have tried crumbling chips on top but it is NOT THE SAME!