Monday, March 19, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup is long overdue. If you've made the Chicken Enchilada Lasagna you're probably wondering, "what the heck were we supposed to do with the other half of the shredded chicken?" This flavorful stew-like soup is perfect for the crazy early spring weather when we still have chilly nights. 


Chicken Tortilla Soup
Half recipe Enchilada Chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups sliced onion
1 cup carrot, finely diced
1 cup celery, finely diced
2 cups corn (frozen is fine)
1 cup frozen spinach (may substitute collards if desired)
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 quart chicken stock
6 corn tortillas
chopped cilantro ~ optional
salt, pepper, and pasilla powder to taste

Toppings ~ optional
shredded cheese
chopped tomatoes
avocado
sour cream or Greek yogurt
lime juice

In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and celery. Sauté until translucent. Add enchilada chicken and any remaining sauce. Stir to combine well. Add chicken stock and stir well. Add remaining ingredients and simmer approximately 20 minutes.

Tear or slice the tortillas into shreds. Add to soup, stir well and adjust seasonings to taste. Serve hot with optional toppings. My personal favorite was with avocado, lime juice, and Greek yogurt.


Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Oh yum! This looks like a perfect dinner for this week. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This sounds really hearty, warm and easy to make - delicious! x

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  3. i've never made tortilla soup, but this is definitely making me want to try! looks so warm and delicious!

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    1. This is so hearty and filling that a small bowl fills you up fast. It's great for stretching the budget.

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  4. I love tortilla soup and don't make it often enough. Thanks for the inspiration to make it again soon!

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    1. Aw, that's so nice of you to say. Thank you!

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  5. This looks so delicious! I love your recipe, and photo is just beautiful!

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  6. This looks absolutely divine. It is rainy and cold out here today and I would LOVE a bowl of this!

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    1. Thanks Jen! And all the spices must be easier to come by where you are! It's hard for me to find pasilla powder in Boston so I hoard the little I have left.

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  7. Looks delicious! I have never made this kind of soups, but I'd love to try it!

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  8. i have enjoyed tortilla soup on many occasions. I have never made it myself. Now I can. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Veronica! I like that it's pretty versatile - thin or thick, extra veggies or all meat - and still really flavorful.

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  9. This looks like an incredible soup =)

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  10. This sounds great - thick and hearty enough to be a light meal. I love soup!

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  11. Wow - I am not usually a tortilla soup lover, but with this gorgeous avocado, I think I would bathe in it :)

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  12. Such pretty soup!!! My boyfriend loves this kind of thing, def. bookmarking it for him later ;)

    I also wanted to let you know I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! :) You can check here for more details: http://cookingactress.blogspot.com/2012/03/awards.html

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    1. Thank you Kayle! That's so sweet of you!

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  13. Oh this soup looks so good. I just had lunch but this is making me hungry again. Great pics! Please come to my Fiesta – Cinco de Mayo linky party. I’d love to have you enter all your delicious Mexican/Tex Mex recipes! Hope to see you there! http://isavortheweekend.blogspot.com/2012/04/fiesta-cinco-de-mayo-linky-party.html

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