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Chicken and Lime Soup

1 qt Chicken stock
2 Limes; (just the juice)
1 ts Dried Mexican oregano
1 ts Dried basil
1 ts Pureed chipotle chile
1 Bay leaf
Salt & White pepper
2 Chicken breast halves*
1 c Julienne-cut tomatoes
1/2 c Julienne-cut red onion
1 tb Minced cilantro
4 oz Jalapeno Jack cheese; cubed
2 Corn tortillas; cut in strips
1 Avocado*
4 Lime slices
4 Cilantro sprigs


*Note- Chicken breasts should be cooked and shredded. Avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced. Combine stock, lime juice, oregano, basil, pureed chipotle and bay leaf in stockpot. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Bring to boil. Simmer 15 minutes. Add shredded chicken, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro. Bring to boil. Simmer 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste. Ladle very hot soup into warm soup bowls. Drop in cheese cubes. Garnish each serving with a few tortilla strips, avocado slices, lime slice and cilantro sprig. Makes about 1 quart.




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