Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup
Photo by Marcus Nilsson


  • 7 cilantro sprigs
  • 3 tablespoons (or more) fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño (with seeds)
  • 1 carrot
  • A deep-fry thermometer
  • 1 4-pound chicken
  • 1 onion
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • Vegetable oil (for frying)
    • Look for chipotle chiles at specialty foods stores and Latin markets.
    • 2 dried chipotle chiles
    • 5 corn tortillas
    • fresh cilantro, cherry tomatoes, avocados, queso fresco or mild feta
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 ears husked corn

Bring chicken, onion, carrot, garlic, chipotles, jalapeño, and 16 cups water to a boil in a large pot; skim foam from surface. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, skimming the surface frequently, until chicken is cooked through, about 1 hour. Transfer chicken to a plate. Strain broth into another l...

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