Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments on my last post. You really helped me feel better, probably more than you'll know.

Speaking of warm, fuzzy feelings - I do not have them for our local weathermen. The 4-8 inches of snow they predicted has not appeared, just a disgusting slushy mess! I was looking forward to our first significant snowfall of the year. Imagine Evie out in that! I guess that fun will have to wait for another day...

But the weather is cold and frightful, and soup is perfect to warm your insides. This is a quick and flavorful one, and takes less than an hour from start to finish. I'm making it tonight with leftover turkey from dinner at my mom's this weekend. It's a soup I've made a million times, but I'm looking forward to having it again!

Chicken Tortilla Soup
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
1 c frozen corn kernels
1 c chopped onion
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 c chunky salsa
8 oz tortilla chips
1/2 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 c canned black beans, rinsed
sour cream for garnish

In a large pot over medium heat, saute the chicken in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin and mix well. Then add the broth, corn, onion, chili powder, lemon juice, and salsa. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Return chicken to pot, along with black beans. Simmer another 10 minutes.

Break up some tortilla chips into individual bowls and pour soup over chips. Top with Monterey Jack cheese and a little sour cream.


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Heather said...

I have a chicken tortilla soup I make that is not nearly as fancy as this. It is the perfect cure for nasty days like today (for you-we didn't get the ice or snow).

You soup looks much better now that I look at it....

Alaina said...

We got the ice! Pictures are on my blog...snow is supposed to come tonight.

The soup looks delish!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your baby is so beautiful. I love this soup recipe! Thank you! I can't wait to try it. Hope you have a happy week. I hope you get some real snow tonight. We are supposed to also. I am hoping for a snow day tomorrow! Cross your fingers for us!

Mommyof5! said...

Sounds SO yummy! I'm putting it on our list for next week!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Tortilla soup is great. Thanks.

Fiona said...

Based on the radar (which I am maniacally checking tonight) it looks like you're finally getting your snow. I hope it's fun for Evie tomorrow!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Sounds yummy! Ya'll stay warm!

Greg B said...

That soup sounds really good...got any left?

karen said...

OK Sarah did we get enough snow now? Hope it makes you feel better. Love Mom.