Friday, June 3, 2011

Food Friday

Green Chili Chicken and Lime Soup

I love this soup at Chili's. It is so light and delicious. I get it sometimes at lunch. I found the recipe for it and I am excited to make it. I am not a big cilantro fan, but can handle a hint of it in this soup. All the flavors mixed together make my mouth water. The pieces of avocado are my favorite . It is easy on the waistline too...a real winner (Or as my hubs says at random times, "winner winner chicken dinner!" I have no clue what it means but it sounds fitting for this dish).

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves fresh or roasted garlic, minced 80 oz chicken broth, 2 1/2 cartons of the 32 oz
10 oz can rotel tomatoes, mild
7 oz can diced green chilies
4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts; cooked, shredded and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper
2 1/2 Cups cooked rice of choice
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Pinches of Kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and Lawry’s Garlic Salt with Parsley to taste
1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh diced avocados, drizzled with lime juice
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips

1. Place oil into a large dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion for 5 minutes then add in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, green chilies, chicken breast, rice, lime juice and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes; taste and season according to your liking. Right before serving add chopped cilantro.

2. Serve soup with fresh diced avocado, shredded cheese and crushed chips if desired. Makes 10-12 servings.

I have been craving this Strawberry Pretzel Salad. I just love it! I have noticed it highlighted on other blogs lately. I guess it is that time of year when everyone is craving rich, strawberry goodness! I think I will make it next week with the strawberries I put in the freezer. Yum!

The foodie's photo this week is not food related, but I could not resist posting the photo of his first swim of the year. Bless his little heart!

Happy Food Friday!



Anonymous said...

Both recipes sound really good...but I have that same condition your mother and sister have... a case of the 'dont want to' why don't you come make
yfa some of that famous soup and dessert!!!!