Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mama's Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup was my absolute favorite meal growing up. I usually asked for it on my birthday, and I recall eating it during cold months of the year while watching football.

I was asked what my favorite recipe is on my anonymous questions post, so here it is, as promised!

Mama's Chicken Tortilla Soup
(I believe the original recipe is called Tex-Mex Tortilla Soup)
Serves: 6

4 large chicken breasts, cooked then cubed or shredded
5 cups of water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 beef bouillon cube
1 14.5 oz can tomatoes (I prefer crushed)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 14.5oz can corn, drained
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp black pepper
Tortilla chips
Avocado chunks (optional)
Cilantro (optional)
Lime Wedges (optional)

First, chop up the onion and green pepper.

Trent pretty much HATES onions, so I did what my mom does, and pureed them in a blender.

Then sautéed them with a little bit of oil.

I added water, bouillon cubes, sautéed green pepper/onion and crushed tomatoes to a large pot (I only used half of that huge can of crushed tomatoes!)

Then added the chili powder, cumin and black pepper.

In the meantime, I cubed and cooked the chicken.

I added the corn and chicken to the big 'ol pot and brought to boil.

Then simmered, covered, for about 10 minutes.

Last, I added crushed tortilla chips and cheese on top!! (MUST DO!)

This recipe will not disappoint! Great for a chilly Sunday afternoon.

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