Heat the tortillas in a low oven to dry them out, about 5 minutes. Donít over-crisp them or you wonít be able to cut them. Remove from the oven and cut into 1/4-inch wide strips. Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the tortilla strips in small batches and cook until light brown and crisp, flipping frequently. Drain on paper toweling. Blot the strips to remove as much oil as possible.
In the same frying pan (do not discard the cooking oil), cook the onions for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the garlic and peppers and continue to cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, tomatoes and 4/S. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Add the chicken and heat for another 5-10 minutes. Ladle the soup into 6 bowls. Top with avocado, cheese, tortilla strips and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and your favorite hot sauce.
Prep. time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings 6; Serving Size 1 1/2 cups (363g); Calories 310; Calories from fat 170; Total fat 19g; Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 630mg; Carbohydrate 23g; Dietary Fiber 5g.