I'm just a busy wife and mom who loves to cook (and hates to clean up afterward), balancing the many hats I wear and trying to look cool, calm, and collected while doing it...

Oh, and I rarely measure anything when I cook, so consider yourself warned. Love good food. Try new things. Eat to your heart's content.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Easy Tortilla Soup

Just a quick post for tonight... I'm still working on another one, hopefully to be posted tomorrow.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
2-3 boxes store-bought chicken stock (I use organic, only because it doesn't have any MSG or other preservatives)

1 medium onion,diced

3-4 cloves of garlic, minced

Juice from 1 lime

1 bunch cilantro, chopped (Cilantro can be strong for some people, so add as much as you like according to your taste)

1 4 oz can diced mild green chilies, undrained

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained

2-3 cups rotisserie cooked chicken, shredded in to bite sized pieces (Or about a pound of boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks)

dash of salt and pepper

Toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, diced avocado, and tortilla chips of course!

In a dutch oven or stockpot, combine all ingredients except for cooked chicken and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Cook until the veggies are tender, then add the chicken and cilantro, and continue at a boil until the chicken is hot. (If you're using raw chicken instead of rotisserie, put it in in the beginning and let it come to a boil with the rest of the ingredients.) Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy! 

(** Tonight I also added about four carrots and three celery stalks, chopped, about 3 Tbsp chopped green bell pepper, and about 1/2 tsp. dried oregano. You can also use any kind of broth/stock you have on hand... tonight I used beef and veggie stock, and it came out tasting as if I mixed albondigas soup with chicken tortilla... it was SO good! Oh and I also fried the tortilla chips up myself. It really does make a difference.)

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try this one! Even Cullen says he wants to try it! Maybe tonight! Thanks for the great recipes!