Ingredients

How to make it

  • Quickly toast the chile by turning it an inch or two above an open flame for a few seconds (lacking an open flame, toast it in a dry pan over medium heat, pressing it flat for a few seconds, then flip it over and press again). Break the chile into pieces and put in a blender along with the tomatoes and their juice.(A food processor will work, though it won't completely puree the chile)
  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan (4 quart) over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, cook stirring frequently, until golden, about 7 minutes. Scoop the onion and garlic with a slotted spoon (leave behind as much oil as possible) and transfer to blender. Process until smooth.
  • Return the pan to medium-high heat. When quite hot, add the puree and stir nearly constantly, until thickened to the consistency of tomato paste, about 6 minutes. Add the broth and epazote, if using. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and season with salt, usually a generous teaspoon,(depending on the saltiness of the broth)
  • Just before serving, add the chicken to the simmering broth. Divide the avocado, cheese and tortilla chips between serving bowls, When the chicken is done, usually in about 10 minutes or so, ladle the soup into the bowls. Garnish with the crema. Pass the lime separately.

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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Darnit, forgot to rate 5 stars!
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    This is a keeper for sure! The broth is so delicious and I loved the chunks of avocado :) Added a full review in Chuckieb's IMI link below!
    3/13/14
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  • wynnebaer 6 months ago
    Looks yummy!
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    " It was excellent "
    chuckieb ate it and said...
    This was such a yummy flavourful soup Marie. Both Jim and I loved it and I added it immediately to my 'made and loved' file. A warm spoon of sunshine for a cold winter's day in Ottawa. Thanks so much! More in IMI
    Azteca Sopa
    03/03/14
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    " It was excellent "
    chuckieb ate it and said...
    Oh My! That loos sooooo good! Wow! Thanks Marie!
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  • squirrel_nut 3 years ago
    Tortilla soup is one of my favorite eats. with chx its a meal, without an appetizer. i havnt used pasilla chiles before but saw some fresh ones at the market yesterday. wondered "what could i use that in?" now i know! thanks
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  • diamondgirl 4 years ago
    This sounds very delicious. I make tortilla soup , but without chicken. Saved your version, thanks.
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  • maureenlaw 4 years ago
    Delicious!
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  • 22566 4 years ago
    Yay!
    I like the sound of this recipe.
    Thank-you
    Kind Regards
    Joyce
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    This sounds like what I had the very first time in Texas. Yes, a wonderful recipe and post. Thank you so much!
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