Friday, March 15, 2013

Chicken Tortilla Soup

We had a big taco fest last weekend which left us with quite a bit of leftover chicken....hmmmm.....soup? Frank felt that my traditional chicken soup is rather bland, so I said, "How about chicken tortilla soup?" It was a winner.  Holy guacamole, was it good!


(I think I need to search for some unchipped bowls.)

Thanks to the leftovers and pantry items, I didn't have to shop for anything! I love it when that happens.

Saute onion and garlic.
Add chicken
Chicken broth
pinto or kidney beans
corn
tomatoes
cilantro
salsa
chili powder

Tortillas - cut into strips and fry until lightly golden. Sprinkle with salt.

Simmer for 1/2 hour. Ladle into bowls. Top with crumbled cheese, avocado, and the tortilla strips.

The fresh crispy tortilla strips make all the difference.  I have tried crumbling chips on top but it is NOT THE SAME!

3 comments:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It's almost lunchtime and I am salivating...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wish I was your neighbor--I'd be over with my chipped bowl in hand.

cookingwithgas said...

OH YES! We love this and adding avocado is just about all I need to want a bowl right now.