||[Jan. 9th, 2006|08:45 pm]
From My Kitchen to Yours
This is my first recipe to post - - hope I'm doing it right - - and hope you will enjoy it! My family loves this one AND it's easy to make. Enjoy!|
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
16 oz can tomatoes, finely chopped
3 cups chicken stock (I use Campbell’s canned)
1 ½ cups Spice V-8 juice
1 cup water
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt & pepper to taste
4 corn tortillas cut into 1/2” strips
Oil for frying
2 cups cooked chicken (I use Oscar Meyer southwestern style)
1 cup Cheddar or Longhorn cheese, grated
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a 3 – 4 quart pot & sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, V-8 juice, and water. Season with chili powder, cumin, and salt & pepper to taste. Cover & simmer 45 – 60 minutes.
Heat 1 inch of oil in a small skillet over high heat. Fry the tortilla strips, in batches, until lightly golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels.
Just before serving, bring the liquid to a boil. Add chicken and heat through. Ladle into bowls. Top with tortilla strips and grated cheese. Serve immediately.