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Chicken Red Pepper Soup

Chicken Red Pepper Soup
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Credit: A Pleasant Little Kitchen
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1. Place the olive oil in a large pan and bring to medium-high heat.
2. Meanwhile, in a food processor puree the jalapeño (or serrano), garlic, green chiles, onion, green bell pepper and 1 quartered red bell pepper.
3. Add the pureed vegetables to the heated oil and cook for 10 minutes.
4. While the vegetables cook, seed and dice the remaining red bell pepper.
5. Add the diced bell pepper to the pureed vegetables and cook until tender (about 3 minutes)
6. Next add the tomatoes, salt, oregano, cumin, chili powder and bay leaf to the pureed vegetables. Simmer for 10 minutes.
7. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
8. Remove 2 cups of the soup to a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the cornmeal into the hot soup, whisk well.
9. Slowly whisk the cornmeal mixture back into the soup. Whisk the soup until the soup is smooth and there are no cornmeal clumps.
10. Simmer on low for 30 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the cornmeal from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
11. With 10 minutes remaining, place the shredded chicken into the soup and heat through.
12. Top with cilantro, sour cream and spritz of fresh lime juice. Serve warm.