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Ingredients

For the Soup:
To Serve (optional, pick and choose):

Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until tender and golden, 5 minutes. Stir in the cumin, coriander, and chile powder and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer over high heat. Add the chicken breasts and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered (don't let the soup come to a boil), stirring occasionally, until the chicken is just barely cooked through, about 12 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate and let sit until cool enough to handle. Keep the soup gently simmering over medium-low heat.

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  • Meanwhile, pour the canola oil to a depth of 1 inch into a medium-size skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Line a plate with a couple of paper towels. When the oil is hot, add the tortilla strips in batches and fry, stirring often, until crisp and lightly colored, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to the plate and sprinkle lightly with salt while they are still hot.

  • Shred the cooled chicken, and stir it and the lime juice into the soup.

  • Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the fried tortilla strips, along with your choice of avocado, shredded cheese, cilantro, and salsa. Serve with lime wedges.

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