Defying all my wishes, the weather here in Ohio has remained quite frigid. So, to combat this incessant cold, we are featuring another of our favorite soups for this month’s Foodie Friday, and this time it is Chicken Tortilla Soup! Not only is the soup fantastic with all it’s corn, black bean, and cilantro-y goodness, but when you top it with a little crushed tortilla chips, sliced avocado, shredded monterey jack cheese, and chopped green onion…well…it’s quite delectable 🙂 So here’s what you’re going to need to create this tasty goodness:
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken broth
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup whole kernel corn
1 cup white hominy
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
crushed tortilla chips
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
chopped green onions
You can either cook the chicken and then cut it, or as we prefer to do, you can cut it into the bite-sized pieces first, and then cook in a little olive oil over medium heat until fully cooked.
Next, chop the onion and mince the garlic.
In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic in oil until soft.
Then stir in the chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth, and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Now, stir in the corn, hominy, chiles, beans, chopped cilantro, and chicken. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
While the soup is simmering, you can go ahead and chop the green onions, and slice the avocado if you’d like.
Ladle the soup into bowls and crumble tortilla chips on top, sprinkle on some green onion, throw on a few avocado slices, and top it off with a little Monterey Jack!
Now that we’ve shared one of our favorite cold weather soups, what is your go-to cold weather pick-me-up? And just to make it interesting, one random commenter will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card! Just a little winter pick-me-up from The Jacksons 😉
P.S. If you haven’t already, we’d love it if you would connect with us by hitting the like button on our Facebook page…it would warm our hearts on this cold, icy day 🙂
UPDATE: After being away from wifi for a weekend, our trusty Random Number Picker has chosen the winner! Aaand the winner is….Brittany Allen! Congratulations! We will get your lovely Starbucks gift card out to you right away!