Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is the first time I have made this, so I will need to do a bit of tinkering I think. It was pretty good, not quite perfect yet though. I am entering this in the Souper Sunday over at Kahakai Kitchen. :)

Chicken Tortilla Soup

8c.chicken stock
3c. shredded chicken
3c. corn
2 cans black beans, drained
1 large jar of salsa
1/2c. diced onion
1/2c. diced carrots
2 cloves minced garlic
2T. tomato paste
3T. corn starch+ 1/4c. cold water
chili powder
salt & pepper
minced cilantro
sour cream
tortilla chips shredded cheese

Saute onions and garlic in 1T. olive oil, add the chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add chicken, beans, corn, carrots, salsa, & tomato paste. Simmer for at least an hour, season to taste. Stir in the cornstarch/water and simmer 30 min.
Place some crushed tortilla strips in the bottom of your bowls, ladle soup over. Serve garnished with cilantro, sour cream, tortilla strips and shredded cheese.


Willoughby said...

It looks delicious! What are you planning to change when you make it again?

Lissaloo said...

The seasonings, I will keep them the same I just need to figure out amounts. It was not as flavorful as I would have liked, I always worry about over seasoning. I think it will just take another time or two to get it where I want it. :)

5thsister said...

Jalepenos or green chiles, chile pepper and cayenne? Too much fire? Sorry, that's just what came to mind. It really looks like a great base recipe. Oooh...maybe a pepper in adobo sauce? Man, there's that fire again. So sorry!

L.B. said...

Cumin! And chili powder! That gives it a bunch of good flavor. I'd say increase those spices and the flavor would be good.

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE tortilla soup! Great recipe.

Kristen said...

Anything Mexicanish is a hit in my book!

zoe said...

Yum! Is there a salsa you stick by?

Lissaloo said...

It was Tostitos med. chunky salsa, It was just what I had on hand :)

Monica H said...

looks tasty- I love tortilla soup!

Donna-FFW said...

Lisaloo- This looks absolutely delectable. I have never made chicken tortilla soup and your version sounds perfect! Love all the flavors you have going on in one bowl!

Debinhawaii said...

Hi Lissaloo,
Got your comment and I am adding your soup to the Souper Sunday line-up and links to your post and blog. Can you add a link to my blog and/or Souper Sunday to your post? Thanks!

Your soup looks delicious, I am sure the next time you make it you can add more of the spice you are looking for.



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