*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              Tortilla Soup -1
 Recipe By     : Melanie <x1eckhar@exnet.iastate.edu>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    Chicken Breasts -- (Or Chicken Tenders)
    2      Stalks        Celery -- sliced
    3                    Chopped       Tomatoes
    1                    Chopped       Onion
    1      Tablespoon    Minced Garlic -- (or your preference)
    1                    Chopped Jalapeno -- (optional)
      1/4  Cup           Masa Harina -- (finely ground corn
    3      T.            Chili Powder
    1      T.            Cumin Powder
    1      T.            Cayenne Pepper Powder
    1      T.            Chopped Cilantro -- (optional)
    1      C.            Shredded/Grated Cheddar Cheese -- (optional)
    1      Package       Corn Tortillas
 Boil chicken breasts in 3 quarts water for approximately 30 minutes.
 Remove and reserve stock. Shred chicken breasts.
 Saute chopped onion, celery, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes. Add spices
 and masa to vegetables and stir. Add shredded chicken and vegetable mix to reser
 ved chicken stock. Simmer
 for 1 hour.
 Cut and fry strips or wedges of corn tortillas in oil in skillet. Drain
 well.  (or used purchased tortilla chips-baked if you want to save fat.)
 To serve soup, garnish with tortilla chips and grated cheese.  (or leave
 off cheese to reduce fat.)
 This is low calorie and low in fat if you leave out chips and cheese.
 I also had tortilla soup at ChiChi’s and they just used chicken in a
 broth with onions, and cubes of zucchini and different colors of squash.
 It was really tasty also.
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 NOTES : I bought a packaged mix of spices with a recipe and came
 up with my own recipe.