Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Pin It With all of the Thanksgiving gatherings this past week I am sick of eating turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy.  My tastebuds need a wake up with some new flavors.  That's why I decided to make some chicken tortilla soup.  This makes a large pot full of soup so invite a crowd over or be prepared for delicious leftovers for days to come.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 can chicken broth
1 c water
1 can corn, drained
1 can white hominy, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
juice of 1 lime
3 T green chiles, more or less to taste
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
4 corn tortillas, cut into strips
sour cream
shredded cheddar
cilantro, chopped

1. In a large soup ot saute onions and garlic in olive oil until soft.  Stir in chili powder, cumin, crushed tomatoes, broth and water.  Bring to a boil.
2. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, hominy, green chiles, chicken and lime juice.  Bring to a boil and simmer for at least 20 minutes or up to an hour.
3. Just before serving, stir in the tortilla strips.  Serve with sour cream, chopped cilantro and shredded cheese.

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