Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Loaded Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love chicken tortilla soup and I found a great recipe in Better Homes and Gardens. I tweaked it a bit and came up with a soup recipe that keeps all the delicious flavor in chicken tortilla soup and adds a ton of veggies!!

Loaded Chicken Tortilla Soup

6 cups chicken broth
2 cans white breast chicken meat
1 large yellow onion - chopped
4 carrots - chopped
1 bunch celery - chopped
1 bunch cilantro - washed and finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano
2 bay leaves
2 cups sugar snap peas - cut in half
2 small zucchini -cut into 1/4" slices
1 can diced tomatoes
1 jalapeno - seeded and finely chopped
1 bag of baked tortilla chips

In a 6 quart soup pot, combine chicken broth, chicken, onion, carrots, celery, cilantro, cumin, chili powders, oregano, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered until carrots are tender - maybe 45 minutes to an hour.

Add sugar snap peas, zucchini, tomato, and jalapeno. Simmer three minutes or until tender. Taste and season with salt.

When ready to serve add a handful and crushed tortilla chips to the bottom of bowl before adding soup.

Enjoy this awesome soup that is loaded with flavor and veggies!!