Ingredients

How to make it

  • For stock:
  • Bring all stock ingredients to a boil with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in an 8-to 10-quart heavy pot, then skim foam.
  • Reduce heat and gently simmer, uncovered, skimming foam occasionally, 2 3/4 hours.
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board, then pour stock through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl and discard solids. Reserve
  • 1 cup stock and return remainder to cleaned pot.
  • Finish soup:
  • Toast spices in a dry small skillet (not nonstick) over medium-low heat, shaking skillet occasionally, until fragrant and a shade darker, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer spices to a blender along with onion, garlic, chipotles with adobo sauce, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, and reserved stock.
  • Blend until mixture is smooth and spices are ground, about 2 minutes (use caution when blending hot liquids).
  • Add purée to stock in pot along with rice and sweet potatoes and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, covered, until sweet potatoes and rice are tender, about 45 minutes.
  • While soup simmers, discard skin and bones from chicken and cut or shred meat into bite-size pieces.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F with racks in upper and lower thirds. Stack tortillas and cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips, then toss with oil. Spread strips in 1 layer on 2 large baking sheets and season with salt.
  • Bake, stirring frequently and switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until deep golden and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • When rice and sweet potatoes are tender, add chicken and beans to soup and simmer, uncovered, until just heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, quarter avocados lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Season soup with salt and pepper, then serve with lime wedges, chopped cilantro, avocados, and tortilla strips.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Delicious and healthy, too! Great combination of ingredients! High 5!
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    Sounds fabulous!
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  • seafoodlover 6 years ago
    sounds awesome. Can't wait to try it
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  • ttaaccoo 6 years ago
    sounds delicious. and i will bookmark to fix someday soon. thanks lots!! 55555555 trish
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Wow, what a different and delicious sounding soup! Bookmarked to try out, and thanks for posting !
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