If you like Chicken Tortilla Soup, you will adore this gourmet version, called Holy Moly Chicken Pasole, by Jennifer Schaertl, author of Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens! This sharp-witted chef puts together amazing meals that can be made in virtually any kitchen!

Holy Moly Chicken Pasole

Ingredients

1 rotisserie chicken, shredded off the bone

8 c chicken stock

1 onion, diced

6 cloves garlic

1 green bell, diced

1 rib of celery, diced

2 T chili powder

1 T ground cumin

½ c tomato puree

1 large tomato, diced

1 T oregano

5 corn tortilla finely minced

½ tsp red pepper

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

½ c cilantro, chopped

Preparation

In a large stock pot over a medium-high heat, bring the shredded chicken, stock, onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery to a gentle simmer. Once simmering, add all of the other ingredients except for salt, pepper, and cilantro.

Once the tortilla has begun to break down and thicken the stew (about 30 minutes), season to your tastes with salt and pepper. Garnish with the chopped cilantro.

Makes 2.5 Quarts.

*Image and recipe provided by Jennifer Schaertl, author of Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens (HCI Books). To order, visit www.CrappyLittleKitchens.com.