This is the tastiest soup that I have been making for a few years now. The reason why it's so easy? Rottiserie chicken. You will have most of the ingredients at home all you need to do is pick up the rottiserie chicken.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 large chopped onion
3 carrots and celery stalks chopped
2 zucchini and 1 yellow squash chopped
1 can (small) corn
1 can (28 0z) chopped tomatoes with green chiles
1 whole rotisserie chicken
10-12 cups low sodium chicken broth
8 cloves minced garlic ( I buy the jar)
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red chile flakes
juice of 2 limes
Heat 1-2 tbsp olive oil in a large pot over med. heat.
Add onion, carrots, squashes and celery- cook 5-7 minutes or till onions are transparent
Add garlic, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp chile flakes-cook 2 minutes
Drain tomatoes, add half and save half
Add broth and juice of 1 lime
Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes
chop chicken into pieces-put into small bowl and toss with juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp salt, sprinkle small amount of cumin and chile flakes-let sit
Puree the other half of the drained tomatoes
Add the corn , chicken and tomato puree after done simmering.
Garnish with tortilla chips and fresh avocado