Saturday, May 31, 2008

chicken tortilla soup

I have been making a chicken tortilla soup for a bit instead of chicken noodle soup which I think the majority of my children prefer but I think the tortilla soup is actually a bit healthier and could be made from food storage if you planned well. I haven't tried it with canned chicken yet but I think it would work. Here's my recipe, roughly;

Chicken Tortilla Soup
fry some onion
add garlic about 3-5 cloves
1 large can of chicken broth
1 can of diced tomato (I've used mild rotel but the reg. is to hot for us.)
1-2 cans of rinsed back beans
1 can of corn, drained
can of green chilies, drained
chicken
cumin
tobasco, salt and pepper

Every time I make it we like it. One of the things I do if I'm out of onion is to use half of a large jar of salsa. I've substituted cream corn for whole kernal corn; works fine. If I use salsa I don't put in the can of chilies. I've served it with and without chips; with and without avocado and with and without cheese. It's always good.


1 comment:

Liz said...

I finally made your soup! Ryan liked it and I finally got him to say: "Usually I like most of the soup you make." So I still am striving for the "I love my wife's soup!"