Sunday, July 19, 2015

Easy, delicious chicken tortilla soup!


This is so easy, and I would bet you have most of these ingredients in your pantry.  You can use any leftover chicken to save even more time.  Layers of delicious flavor with very little prep time!

Ingredients

Cooked chicken meat, diced or shredded (leftover, or, I just boiled and shredded some chicken I had in the freezer)

Diced onion
Diced Anaheim (mild) green chiles (or canned)
Minced garlic
Olive or vegetable oil

2 cans chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes 

Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Cumin (just a touch)
Oregano, thyme or any combination
Salt & Pepper (of course!)

Tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado, and salsa, for garnish.  Any, or all.

Saute the onion, green chiles, and minced garlic in about a tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes.  Season with salt.  Add the broth and tomatoes and stir to mix well.  Add all of the seasonings (to taste, I use lots of garlic and onion powder, and less of the others).  Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and let it simmer for at least a 1/2 hour.  Add the cooked chicken, and simmer an additional 10 minutes or so, until the chicken is warmed through and has picked up the flavors.  Taste, and adjust seasonings (I added salt!).  Add a jalapeno if you like heat.

Serve with a  dollop of sour cream, avocado slices, and a bit of salsa.  Add crushed or whole tortilla chips right at the end.  Mix it all together and enjoy!!

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