Friday, February 6, 2009

Food For Friday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

I enjoy cooking and I love entertaining and I'm usually trying a new recipe at least once a week. I've decided to share some of my favorite recipes with you on a more regular basis. I am going to try a new regular feature here every Friday called Food For Friday. I'm going to share one of my favorite recipes, new or old, with you each week.

Since many of you are still in the middle of cold, winter weather, I want to share one of my favorite soup recipes with you! My sister-in-law Carita first introduced me to it, but now it is on regular rotation in our house, especially on the rare chilly nights we have in Texas. We love it's fresh flavor!

1 can (14.5 oz) Tomatoes, undrained
1 medium onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 T. cilantro
1/4 t. sugar
6-8 c. chicken broth
2 medium avocados, cubed (optional)
shredded cooked chicken breasts (quantity desired; I usually use 5-6)
salt & pepper
tortilla chips
shredded monterey jack & cheddar cheese or fiesta blend

In blender, combine undrained tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, and sugar. Blend until chunky. (Not pre-chopping the cilantro, onions & garlic is a big time saver! The blender will chop it for you!) In a large saucepan, add vegetable mixture, shredded chicken & chicken broth. Simmer 20 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste. To serve, top soup with shredded cheese & broken tortilla chips, along with avocado cubes if desired.

**This soup is also great to simmer in a crockpot on low for 6 hours.**


jon and marisa said...

YUM!!! Can't wait to try this one!

Lee Family said...

I made this today. It was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Thanks for the recipe! (My picky husband loved it as well and even had seconds!)

Sandy said...

Hello Amber! I am so glad you commented, and guess what? I have that little dipper crockpot - it came with my BIG one from Costco and I'm using it WED for chocolate for my BGirls. So funny - and it's a great tip. Thank you for sharing and visiting me. ♥

Shannon said...

That looks delish!

Liz said...

That has to be one of my favorite things to eat!

Nicole said...

That soup looks so good, I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to the question you asked on my blog about the shirt I made my daughter. I did sew around it with a stitch on my sewing maching! Besides going around the top of the heart, it was pretty easy!

Jen r. said...

That looks awesome! I love tortilla soup!