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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Tortilla Soup


This week I'm sharing my recipe for chicken tortilla soup. I had never tried this soup until a couple of months ago. A lot of bloggers had posted their own recipes for the soup, and I finally decided to find one of my own and try it out.

Of course, I decided to try the easiest version I could find, and then I couldn't make it without making a few changes first. Below you'll find my edited version of the recipe, followed by the original, along with my tips and suggestions.


My Recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients:

2 cans black beans (15 oz)
2 cans whole kernel corn (15-15.25 oz) (drained)
2 cans of chicken breast (10 oz, drained) (or 2-3 boneless chicken breast, cooked/chopped)
1/2 cup chicken broth (or more if you prefer)
3 tsp of chili powder


Mix all ingredients together and heat to a rolling boil. Simmer on low till heated through.

Serve with chips, shredded cheese, and sour cream.




The Original Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (10 oz)
2 cans black beans (15 oz)
2 cans whole kernel corn (15 oz) (drained)
2 cans of chicken breast (10 oz, drained)
2 cans of chicken broth

Mix all ingredients together and heat to a rolling boil. Simmer on low till heated through.

Reasons for my Changes:
-I left out the tomatoes because I don't care much for tomatoes, and my husband sometimes has allergic reactions to the tomatoes.
-The Broth. I recommend no more than 1 cup with my version of the recipe. (But keep in mind that my version is thick and less soup-y). The original recipe called for 2 cans of chicken broth, and I suppose if you include the tomatoes in the recipe, you would need more broth. Just use your best judgement.
-Also, the original recipe did NOT include the chili powder. I just added this to give it a little more flavor.



Tips & Suggestions:


-This is a great meal to make when you're in a hurry. In fact, I like to keep canned chicken on hand just so I can put it quick recipes like this.
-This is also a great way to use up your leftover chicken.
-And because this is so easy to make, it's a good recipe to double and freeze for later, and it's also a great recipe to make for company.









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-Jerri








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