Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time: 15m, Cook Time: 6 hours LOW / 3 hours HIGH, Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 cup / 1 small onion, diced
  3. 1 cup / 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  4. 1 Southwest Fiesta blend
  5. 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, skinless
  6. 1 x 14oz can black beans
  7. 1 x 14oz can diced tomatoes
  8. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  9. 1 chipotle chili in adobo, chopped (optional)
  10. 4 cups / 32 fl oz chicken broth
  11. 1 cup / 8 oz water
  12. 4 corn tortilla toasted and sliced
  13. cilantro
  14. lime juice
  15. cotija or other sharp cheese, crumbled
  16. 4 scallions, sliced
  17. light sour cream
Instructions
  1. heat the oil in a skillet on a medium heat; sauté the onion and pepper
  2. transfer the onion mixture to slow cooker
  3. rub the Southwest Fiesta blend onto the chicken breast; place on top of onion mixture
  4. add the black beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, chipotle chili, and chicken broth
  5. stir, cover and cook on LOW" 6 hours or HIGH: 3 hours
  6. shred the chicken breast in the slow cooker using 2 forks
Notes
  1. ladle into bowls and top with tortilla strips, cilantro, sour cream, and a squeeze of lime juice
  2. pair with a crisp Syrah rosé, iced tea or light Mexican beer
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