Predictable with Hatch chiles, unique with Chimayo chile powder, chewy with chicken, creamy with avocado and cooled with a dollop of sour cream to temper the heat of the spice, this is how I prepare Roasted Green Chile Chicken Tortilla soup on the Ranch.
Chimayo Chile Powder can be difficult to find, so please don't let that stop you from making this recipe. You can simply substitute Ancho Chile Powder, which is a milder version of red chile powder and if you're after the heat of Chimayo, add in a pinch of cayenne.
We're lucky out here in the West, we have easy access to Hatch Chile Peppers. If you can't find them, or other varieties of roasted chile peppers in the freezer section of your grocery store, check the Mexican Food aisle for canned roasted chile.