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Posted: Apr. 6 2009, 22:31 ET
Sopa de Lima is a yummy Mexican soup that consists of shredded chicken, lime and fried tortilla. Here's a legal version of this soup. I'm tooting my own horn once again but this soup came out sooo good, I will definitely be eating this off strict as well. I can't wait to have it for lunch.
The following makes 4 servings (it's just easier this way)
400g chicken breast (uncut)
8oz diced tomato
8oz green beans
8oz chopped celery
container of Campbells vegetable broth
4 cups of water
Pan fry the chicken (don't cut into chunks or strips) with PAM until cooked and browned and set aside.
In a pot lightly fry onions and celery with PAM, throw in the green beans, tomatoes and hand shred the chicken (it should have cooled down by now) - I really think the shredding is important, cutting into chunks before hand changes the taste and texture in my opinion.
I put almost the whole container of broth (nurse told me that broth is unlimited) and 4 cups of water, salt to taste and bring to boil. Let simmer until vegetables are tender - remove any froth from top.
During the last 5 minutes add Vegeta and cut lime into half squeeze all the lime juice and throw in the whole lime. Let simmer for another minutes.
Measure equally into 4 containers.
Yields 1 protein and 1 vegetable per serving.
You could bake a tortilla and crunch over top before eating but I don't think it would be as good as fried tortilla because it will get soggy.