Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Unfortunately, we've been in a pretty significant food rut for a while now. But we admitted there was a problem, and that's the first step. Step two was finding new recipes. So here we go. Found this recipe from the chef in training blog. Found here. The recipe was super easy. The only prep work is to chop up an onion. From there you just throw stuff in a crock pot. My kind of cooking. It turned out fantastic. We'll definitely add this meal to our rotation. Here's the recipe:

  • 2 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cans Ro-Tel (you can use any canned, diced tomatoes)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder*
  • 1 Tbsp chile powder*
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin*
  • 1 Tbsp dried cilantro*
*I used taco seasoning in place of these. Worked great.
  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1. Put chopped onion, cans of beans, rotel, corn, chicken broth, water, and spices in CrockPot and stir to mix. 
2. Put chicken breasts on top of mixture and make sure they're at least partly submerged in liquid. 
3. Cook on high 6-7 hours or low 8-9 hours. (I cooked on high for 5 and low for 1 hour) 
4. Before serving remove the chicken breasts from soup and shred, if needed. (sometimes the chicken will fall apart on its own)
5. Return chicken to CrockPot, stir to combine. 

To serve put a few tortilla chips in the bottom of a bowl, ladle soup over tortilla chips, top with shredded cheddar cheese, and a dollop of sour cream, serve with more chips if you like. Enjoy! 

So easy. Just open and pour.

 We used Kettle Brand Tias chips in their Salsa Picante flavor. They're like healthy Doritos. 

 By putting the chips in the bowl first, and letting them sit a minute or so, the soup warms them up and makes them a yummy tortilla texture.



  1. Laura, we use this same recipe all the time, but if you had one beer (miller lite) or something of the sort it is even little addition to the soup.

  2. We'll have to try it with beer....I'm sure Arik would approve!

  3. Yum!! Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon!