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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Recipe Swap Wednesday-Chicken Tortilla Soup

For Valentine's Day CG took us to Red Robin for lunch and I had the most fabulous Chicken Tortilla Soup EVER! Afterwards, I was driven to find a recipe for a Chicken Tortilla Soup that was just as yummy. So, I did what every modern girl does and googled it. On I found a recipe called Chicken Tortilla Soup II and thought I'd give it a try since it had such a great rating. You can find that recipe here. Although it was good, it was a little too spicy for my young family and so I set out on a quest to make a similar recipe that was more Chaos Family Friendly.

And so I present to you......

Chicken Tortilla Soup, Part Deux
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup onion, diced (about half an onion)
1 can of corn
1 fresh garlic clove, diced or smooshed in a garlic press
Salt & Pepper, sprinkled (more pepper than salt around here)
2 tbsp. vegetable oil (not necessary for crock pot version
8 cups chicken broth or 4 15 oz.cans chicken broth
1 packet of taco seasoning
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
3/4 cup corn meal
1 cup milk
Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream & corn chips to garnish

Saute carrots, celery, onion, corn, garlic, salt and pepper in oil until tender.
Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
Add taco seasoning and chicken
Remove about 2 cups broth and whisk in corn meal and then add back to soup.
Add milk and bring to boil making sure cornmeal is blended well.
Serve with cheese, sour cream & corn chips.

As an added bonus, the crock pot instructions....that I totally made up along with the recipe.

Combine carrots, celery, onion, corn, garlic, seasonings and chicken and cook on high 4 hours. About an hour before serving, remove 2 cups chicken broth, blend in cornmeal and return to soup. Add milk. Cook for another hour, stirring often to make sure it's well blended.

The thing I like about this recipe is that is filling. VERY filling. CG is not a big fan of soup and he loves it. My kids love it too. And I think you could add pretty much any vegetable you have on hand to make it that much yummier. And healthier. Now you have something to make with all that zucchini people will leave on your door step this summer.


Kristina P. said...

I do love me some tortilla soup. Maybe that's what I need for my boil.

amelia said...

I love tortilla soup. It's a soup I crave frequently.

Amber said...

Is it creamy or brothy? (Pretty sure I just made up brothy.)

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

The cornmeal makes it creamy, but not heavy. Sooo good, I highly recommend it.

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