Chicken Tortilla Soup

Jesse and I are weird, as if you didn’t already know that. We like Star Wars, talking in weird voices and we eat soup in the summer. Yep, you read that correctly, soup in the summer. Soup is definitely one of our comfort foods, so when we have a day at home to just hang out we like to fill the house with the aromas of a homemade soup. Plus I make good soup, if I do say so myself. A great summer soup is Chicken Tortilla soup because it goes great with an ice cold Corona. 😉

chicken-tortilla-soup-recipe

Ingredients
– Chicken (either leftover baked chicken or boiled breasts)
– 2-3 cups of chicken broth or stock
– 1/2 one white onion (diced)
– 1/2 one red onion (diced)
– 1 can of diced tomatoes (drained)
– Diced green pepper
– Diced red, orange or yellow pepper (I usually pick 2 or do all 3)
– 1 large jalepeno (diced)
– 1 cup of frozen corn
– 2 cans Great Northern Beans
– 1 can black beans
– 4 gloves of garlic
– Cayenne Pepper (however hot you like it)
– Cumin (to taste)
– Chili powder (to taste)
– Fresh cilantro (chop a few sprigs to cook and a few for garnish)
– 1 tsp. lime juice (or to taste)
– 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
– Salt (to taste)
– Pepper (to taste)

Let’s Get Cookin’
– Boil your chicken in about 1/2 a pot of water until so tender it just falls apart. Remove and shred then add it back to the pot set on medium to medium high heat.
– Add your broth and beans (rinsed thoroughly).
– Let it cook for about 30 minutes and then add the rest of your ingredients.
– Bring to a simmer and cook for another 30 minutes. The key is to not overcook your peppers into mush.
– Garnish your soup with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips and fresh cilantro. This is key to a delicious soup!
– Enjoy! And don’t forget the Corona!

chicken-tortilla-soupDoes anyone else like soup in the summer? Or ice cream in the winter? Or any other seasonably incorrect meals?

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12 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! And I don’t think it’s weird to have soup in the Summer – it felt like 100 degrees in our apartment yesterday and I was standing over the stove making pasta!

  2. I eat soup ALL summer long. Also I love hot coffee in the summer, when I stayed in the Dominican Republic for the summer I LOVED starting my morning with HOT HOT coffee and bread dipped in it. Dont ask me if that is a normal thing there – I have no idea, but the people I was with did it so I did to!

    I make a similar tortilla soup and it is a family fave! My little brother requests it every time he comes over!

  3. I LOVE soup all year long. Dallas isn’t quite as enthusiastic about it as I am, but he dislikes going hungry, so shuts up and eats it. I just made white chicken chili last week, in fact. This looks deeeeelish!!!

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