Our authentic Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup is a favorite in our kitchen. It's easy, bright and totally satisfying!
Heat a heavy-bottomed stockpot or large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the extra virgin olive oil and heat for 30 seconds, then add the onions, garlic, jalapenos, and hand crushed San Marzano tomatoes. Cook stirring for 15 minutes, until the vegetables soften, add the chicken and Adobo, then pour in the stock and simmer on low for 45 minutes.
Ladle the hot soup into bowls or serve family style. Garnish with your choice of toppings, Mexican melting cheese, sliced jalapenos, sliced avocados, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, pico de gallo, sour cream. And then add the Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips.
Meanwhile, heat 2-inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to "roll", add the tortilla strips in batches and fry until they are golden and crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined rack and sprinkle with finely ground Pink Himalayan sea salt while they are hot.
Debone roasted chicken, and set meat aside for soup.
In a large stockpot over medium-high heat add the bones, carrots, celery, white onions, smashed garlic cloves, turnip, parsnips, bay leaves, thyme leaves, and black peppercorns. Pour in just enough cold water to cover the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer partially covered for 2 hours. As it cooks, skim the foam off of the top to remove any impurities. Add a little more water if necessary to keep the vegetables and chicken bones covered while simmering. Being careful not to add too much, as it will dilute the stock.
After simmering carefully pour the stock, through a fine-mesh strainer, into another large pot or bowl.