Monday, January 11, 2010

Chicken Tortilla Soup (easy and kid friendly)

Now, Im no photographer like our talented Lisa, but it wouldn't be a food blog without a picture, right? At least this gives you an idea of what it looks like!

I hesitated to even post this recipe because it is SO simple. But if you are like me, quick and easy, yet tasty meals are just what you need! So here goes:

Chicken Tortilla Soup
2 cans chicken broth
1 cup water
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can red enchilada sauce (I use mild, but if you like spicy use medium or hot)
2 large chicken breasts boiled and shredded
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 limes, freshly squeezed

Combine everything except chicken and lime juice in a crockpot. Cook on low for 3 1/2 hours then add chicken and lime juice and cook for another 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings.

shredded cheese
sour cream
Frito corn chips (you can make your own tortilla strips for a more authentic taste; just cut up corn tortillas into thin strips and deep fry them; let dry on paper towel to soak up extra oil)

I usually add a side of cornbread. Hope you enjoy it's yummy simplicity!


  1. You think that is simple... wait till I post my next one with 2 ingredients. Soup looks YUMMY! Thanks for posting!

  2. Yum! We do something similar but before pouring the soup in the bowl, I add cubes of avocado and pepper jack cheese. They then soften and melt under the soup and it is SO GOOD!