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I used the Authentic Chili/Tacos Spice Blend for my Chicken Tortilla Soup. I have made several recipes using this blend since my family loves Mexican Food! It's not overly spicy and gives any Mexican dish a great flavor.
3 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded
2 large ripe tomatoes
1 clove garlic
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle chicken breasts with about 1 Tbsp. of Authentic Chili/Tacos Blend and a drizzle of olive oil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through. Prepare soup base.
Set a skillet over medium heat. Once it is hot, toast the chiles for about a minute per side. In a medium saucepan, place the toasted guajillos, tomatoes and garlic clove and cover with water. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tomatoes are cooked and mushy and the guajillos have rehydrated and plumped up, about 15 minutes.
Place the guajillos, tomatoes, garlic, onion and 1 Tablespoon Authentic Chili/Tacos Blend, along with the simmering liquid. Puree until completely smooth.
In a soup pot, heat 2 Tbsp. canola oil over medium high heat. Once hot, pout in the tomato puree. Cook until slightly thickened and puree turns a deep red, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chicken stock, cream of chicken soup, half and half, corn, green chilies and beans. Bring to a simmer. Tear up one corn tortilla and add to soup. Simmer to blend flavor, about 30 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken.
For Tortilla Crisps:
Heat 4 Tbsp. oil in a small skillet. Stack two corn tortillas and cut into thin strips. Fry in hot oil until lightly brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Place on paper-towel lined plate and sprinkle lightly with salt and Authentic Chili/Tacos Blend
Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, cheese of your choice and fresh avocado cubes or sliced. Add a handful of tortilla strips.
Makes about 2 quarts. Fry additional tortilla strips to garnish.
Guajillo chiles can be found in most supermarkets in the Latin section.