I was just thinking about how much has changed recently. After all isn’t it a little exhilarating how fast life occurs? We’re learning hard truths, letting move of things that are away from our control, and heck, we’re growing and changing!
Last year I had been focusing on the east coast. I hardly had any moment to blog and was fighting what I needed regarding my life. I described it as my early one fourth life crisis. It was like when Felicity got to select Ben or Noah, and decided to become an musician (seriously, go buy all the periods of Felicity). In any case, it wasn’t until I was completely lost do I discover my passion that I certainly had to pursue. It was so obvious at that time: food is the formula to my heart and happiness! I love creating it, photographing it, and eating it.
I know I don’t stop talking about following your dreams and living your passion, but that’s because We completely believe in it! Helping you, whether it’s within your kitchen or in your daily life is essentially aside of my success.
Today’s success comes in the form of soup. A soup that I’m completely deeply in love with. Of course, I’m in love with a lot of things, but simple soup fills me up with contentment. Adding crispy lime and salt studded corn tortilla chips on top simply helps it be that much better.
The soup itself is fairly simple to throw together and perfect on those cold winter nights. I contact it a Pollo (chicken) soup since it provides delicious Spanish tastes. The chicken is rubbed with chili spices, cumin, fresh lime juice, and a bit of Sriracha. The spices are additionally added to the broth from the soup to give it a slight kick.
I came across myself slurping the broth in the bowl, craving more. As I helped myself to some other cup, I noticed that I required a crunch – type of like a tortilla soup provides. So I required couple of corn tortillas and brushed them with a little olive oil, after that sprinkled them with a little bit of lime juice and sea salt. Then I placed a griddle on moderate high and cooked them on each part until golden brownish and crispy. They broke apart like true tortilla chips, and I sensed happy since they were a bit healthier.
This soup! It’s completely comforting, especially through the holidays to escape from all that rich food.
2 tablespoons of chili powder, divided
2 teaspoons cumin, divided
2 teaspoon oregano, divided
salt and fresh floor pepper, to season
juice of just one 1 lime
1 teaspoon essential olive oil
1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, trim into thin strips
1 orange pepper, trim into thin strips
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
3 mugs of water
2- 15 oz cans of white hominy, rinsed and drained
In a large bowl combine the chicken and sprinkle with lime juice, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano, along with a bit of sodium and pepper. Drizzle with sriracha and carefully rub to evenly coat chicken. Allow chicken marinate while you cut up the bell peppers and onion. If you aren’t a fan of spicy foods, after that omit the sriracha.
Place a large dutch range or soup container over medium high temperature. Add olive oil and heat the oil until it begins to shimmer. Add the marinated chicken and saute 8-10 moments or until performed; remove from pot and set on the plate to cool. Once cool, pull aside or chop the chicken and reserve.
Add the bell peppers, onions, garlic, and jalapeno to the pot. Add all of those other chili natural powder, cumin , oregano and a bit of sodium and pepper to the vegetables. Stir to coat and cook before vegetables are tender about 8-10 minutes. Next add chicken broth, drinking water, and tomatoes; provide to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, add hominy and chicken back and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings to flavor.
Garnish with avocado, cilantro, and clean cheese. Serve with corn potato chips (homemade if you like).
(1) When is the drinking water added? Presumably along recipes with pigs feet the broth.
(2) When may be the shredded chicken reintroduced? From looking at your images, it appears like it soaked within the broth, so I’d figure adding it along with the hominy.