Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love cooking with my crockpot! It makes the house smell so good, and you can dump all of your ingredients in at the beginning of the day, and have a fabulous meal waiting for you by 6:00! I got a recipe for Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup from a friend, and decided to try it...with a few modifications. Tony and I had it for dinner tonight, and it was soooooo good! Let me tell you - it is better than any tortilla soup I've ever had! Here is the recipe:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package of "Fajita Vegetables" from Trader Joes
1/2 of a small onion, chopped
1 can Ranch beans
1 can No-Beans chili
1 can whole kernel corn, drained (I used the frozen grilled corn from TJ's - either works)
1 (8 ounce) can of tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomatoes with chilies, undrained
1 package taco seasoning
1 can chicken broth
6 small corn tortillas, cut into strips
1 cup of nonfat milk (or whipping cream if you're being naughty!)

Garnish with (optional) :
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour Cream
Crushed Tortilla Chips

Here is how easy it is:
Dump all ingedients (except optional garnishes) into crockpot. Set crockpot on high, for six hours. After three hours have gone by take out chicken and shred it. Dump chicken back into crockpot and cook the remaining three hours. Serve topped with sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and cheddar cheese.

I made homemade crunchy tortilla strips, and garnished with those, a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese.

I also made chicken enchiladas suizas. They were good, but we ate way too much enchilada soup! We didn't even finish one enchilada between the two of us. Tony will definitely have some good leftovers to take to work tomorrow.

Make the tortilla soup. You will love it. Trust me.

1 comment:

mel @ the larson lingo said...

ohhhh....this looks YUM. I have a chicken tortialla soup recipe, but it is so different than yours. Mine doesnt have beans. I am totally going to try yours out! And...those enchiladas look yummy also...are those posted on your blog anywhere?


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