Chicken Tortilla Soup
You know, some people are really organized. They plan, they plot, they write things down and take notes. They prepare ahead of time and they know exactly what they are going to be doing on any given day at any given moment. I know this because I am the daughter of one of them and married to another.
As for me, though, I couldn’t be further from that whole “organization” scenario. I wake up and I think “Hmm, what am I in the mood to write about today?” Posts are never planned or written ahead of time, even though I really should. Sometimes I photograph them ahead of time and then just let the photos sit there until I’m in the mood to write about it. Sometimes I forget I photographed something and end up photographing the entire recipe twice before I actually bring it to you – which just gives me a chance to laugh at myself. You know, you just can’t go wrong having a good laugh at yourself from time to time.
Occasionally I have folks who want to know my blogging schedule or when I plan on running a particular recipe and such, and I guess they just have to live with the same thing my husband has to live with. Eventually people I work with “get” me and come to see that I’ve figured out how to make who I am work. I do feel for them though! The great thing is that it takes all kinds of people to keep the world spinning and just as folks like me would be lost without the organized folks, I think we just might keep things lively for the more structured among us. It is what is and you are who you are. Give yourself a break and enjoy being you!
So today, in my “What do I feel like writing about today” moment, I found myself wanting wanting chicken tortilla soup something fierce. Thankfully, I already had it photographed so I can bring it to you and then head on up to the grocery store and get what I need to make it for supper tonight.
I hope your day is sunny and bright. If not in weather terms, at least in terms of your disposition. Have a great day and if you have a minute, let me know what you’re cooking for supper tonight in the comments section! That’s always a fun conversation that inspires everyone!
Now don’t go running away at how many ingredients this has,
I promise it is going to be VERY easy to make!
You’ll need: Water, Chopped green chilies, enchilada sauce, crushed (or diced) tomatoes, chicken broth, corn, onions, chili powder, minced garlic, ground cumin, and some cilantro.
Whew, that really is a long list but seriously, it’s easy. I’m using frozen corn because it is what I had but canned is just fine. I use crushed tomatoes often because my husband is not so much a fan of tomato pieces in his soups and stews. Just work with this and make it fit your pantry and whatever you have on hand. The one thing you really are gonna need is the seasonings and the enchilada sauce to give it that flavor.
You’ll also need some cooked, shredded chicken and some corn tortillas.
A lot of times when I’m here by myself during the day I’ll run to the grocery store and grab a rotisserie chicken to eat a bit of for lunch. I cut off a little for me and then shred the rest to use in making a recipe like this for supper. A cooked rotisserie cost about the same as an uncooked fryer so it works out to be a pretty good deal!
Now comes the easy part.
We’re gonna dump everything in a pot.
Corn, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, green chilies…
also toss in your chicken and your onion and..yeah so you get the idea.
Basically we are throwing everything in but the toppings.
In a pot.
and stir it up.
Place this on medium or medium high heat and bring just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for thirty minutes.
Now we need to have our tortillas cut into strips and I’ve found the easiest way to do this for me is to just stack a few of them up and have at them with my pizza cutter.
We’re using corn tortillas here which some of y’all may remember I don’t particularly care for, but they are very good in this! This and the King Ranch casserole are the only times I go near the things, bless their little vegetable hearts.
Toss those in
Now cook for about another ten minutes and it’s ready to serve!
Top with sour cream and cheese if you like (and I like!).
Serve in a pretty Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf bowl (okay, that isn’t a requirement but still..)
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