Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chicken Tortilla Soup

We made this yummy soup today and served it with this cornbread. It hit the spot. This soup is a touch spicy but we all enjoyed it. It is a great alternative to traditional chili. I tripled the recipe in order to have some leftovers. This recipe freezes well.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
1Tb olive oil
1 large onion chopped
1 can diced green chilis
1 lb chicken-cooked and shredded

¼ tsp cayenne pepper (opt.)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
1 can small white beans

1 can chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 lime squeezed over soup
salt and pepper to taste

Tortilla Chips (crushed and placed in bowl prior to ladling soup)

Garnish with avocado, shredded cheese and sour cream.

In a large pot, heat oil and sauté onion and chilies. Saute until tender. Add the chicken and spices. Add tomatoes, beans and fresh cilantro. Add the broth.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or longer to bring out flavors. Ladle into bowls & garnish.

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