Monday, January 3, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup


It has been raining in Southern California . . . a lot.  Except for the homeless ants who keep invading my home, I'm not complaining about getting a little weather around here.  I now have a perfect excuse to make soup for many of our meals.  I absolutely love soup--a perfect, warm, comfort food that isn't all that bad for your health.

A couple of years ago, my friend, Lisa H., gave me the easiest recipe EVER for chicken torilla soup.  It is a soup that tastes like you slaved for hours and hours, but really can be made mainly from simple pantry ingredients.  We all love a recipe that is easy to make but tastes complicated!

So, first you gather a bunch of canned goods from your pantry, grab 4 chicken breasts and milk from the fridge, and get out a large soup pot.

Next, boil your chicken in a pot of water while you combine all the ingredients in your soup pot.  Here is what just the liquid looks like before you add the milk--very much like tomato soup.

Now dump in all the ingredients, including your now cooked and shredded chicken, which looks like this:

Heat it all up and put it in a bowl.  I didn't have avocado, cilantro or sour cream on hand, which usually decorate each bowl of soup with yummy deliciousness.  Melted cheese and crushed chips are a must, though.  Any way you eat it, this is a delicious and healthy meal.  Enjoy!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 can of BUSH's black beans, drained
1 can of corn, drained
1 large can of tomato sauce
1 1/2 cup of water or chicken stock (I add a little extra, as I like my soup brothy)
1 packet of enchilada sauce mix (you might want more--I add crushed chili powder to my soup also to make it just a little bit spicier)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can of cream of chicken soup
2 cups milk
3-4 chicken breasts cooked and shredded

Heat and enjoy
(Top with sour cream, guacamole, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, onion, or any other garnish that sounds scrumptious).

This yields enough soup for 2 dinners for a family of 4 (8 servings)

I will be linking this post up to Soup a Palooza on February 15th.  Come join Soup-a-Palooza at TidyMom and Dine and Dish sponsored by Bush’s Beans, Hip Hostess, Pillsbury and Westminster Crackers.

I linked this recipe up at:
Sumo Sweet Stuff 
Keeping It Simple
Today's Creative Blog
Beauty and Bedlam

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  1. Yum Oh' Yum! i HEAR you on the soup in the cold weather. Your soup looks heavinly. So glad you linked it up too. Have a warm cozy night. jen

  2. This sounds yummy!! I love taco soup and I need an idea for dinner.. I think I have all the ingredients. Off to check my cupboards!! :) thanks!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party!

  3. thanks! this sound super yummy. can't wait to try it out with my family. excited to see more of your posts!

  4. Oh my! That looks SOOOO good! I'm going to try it! I found you while linking up to Craft O Maniac! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower!

  5. Thanks so much for linking up last week! I hope you'll stop by again today! :) I'll be posting features soon...

  6. I love soups like this. It sounds delicious. Thanks for linking up on Monday.


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