I love tortilla soup!
I love the spices, the chicken, the vegetables, the crunchy tortilla strips on top and the sour cream.
oh, it's tasty.
I made a big crock full of this early last week and ate it for lunch everyday. It was a bit spicy for the kids, which was totally fine by me.
--3 cups of chicken broth (homemade or packaged)
--1 1/2 cups cooked chicken (I had leftover chicken in the freezer)
--1 cup frozen roasted corn
--2 green onions
--28 oz can of tomatoes and juice
--1 cup chopped up vegetables that you have on hand (celery and carrots in my case, plus I had the end of the roasted vegetables I froze)
--4 cloves of garlic ( I am STILL out of fresh garlic)
--1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
--1/2 t cayenne pepper
--1 t cumin
--salt to taste (especially if using a no-salt broth like I was)
--dice all veggies into fine chunks--dump everything into the crockpot
--it's okay if you have frozen stuff. My broth, vegetables and chicken were all frozen.
--totally okay to assemble the night before.
--cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 6 or so.
before serving, add whatever garnish you choose. We were out of tortilla chips, so I used a bit of parmesan and fat free sour cream.
I ate this for lunch 4 days in a row. The liquid absorbed a bit, so it was more chowdery than soupy after the first day, but still amazingly good, and much healthier than taco bell for my Mexican Food Fix.