It’s the season for soup!

Soup is the best food! I get hungry just thinking about this soup… Enjoy!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is someone else’s recipe – I added and omitted some!

•    1 onion, chopped  (I used two smallish red onions)
•    3 cloves garlic, minced (6 cloves, thank you very much)
•    1 tablespoon olive oil (and a tad more)
•    2 teaspoons chili powder (lime chili powder works too when you have nothing else)
•    1 teaspoon dried oregano
•    1 boxes crushed tomatoes (used two)
•    1 chicken bullion (a cube into let’s a say… 2 cups of water)
•    1 1/4 cups water (don’t be bound to measurements like this, do you like a thick stew or a brothy soup?)
•    1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked (2 for us)
•    1 cup white hominy (skipped this)
•    1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers (got one fresh green chili and one fresh red chili… spicy)
•    1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained (2 please and organic)
•    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
•    2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
•    crushed tortilla chips
•    sliced avocado (didn’t have any)
•    shredded Monterey Jack cheese
•    chopped green onions

1.    In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth, and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
2.    Stir in corn, hominy, chiles, beans, cilantro, and chicken. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3.    Ladle soup into individual serving bowls, and top with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices, cheese, and chopped green onion.

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3 thoughts on “It’s the season for soup!

  1. Carmen says:

    Yum! I definitely added and subtracted but it was a great base. We used the onion and minced garlic an sauteed that in a pan. Then we added chicken broth, cooked shredded chicken, a can of mild Rotel (instead of dicing my own tomatoes and chilis). I added in the corn and hominy and some white cannellini beans. We seasoned it with 1 teas chili powder, some poultry seasoning, and some italian seasoning (didn’t have plain oregano). We ate it with cornbread. It was fabulous!

    • Sweet! So glad you liked it and so glad that you are not afraid of making changes!
      I will have to make this one in the next week!!
      Sincerely, Kat

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