Monday, October 15, 2012

Mama Riley's Chicken Tortilla Soup

My parents are in town for the next couple weeks and they've not only been a huge help with baby Jake I also get to enjoy my mom's home cookin'. A couple of my favorite recipes from Mama Riley include her fudge with sea salt and lemonade salad. This weekend she made her super easy tortilla soup recipe and it was so good I had 2 bowls!

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 28 oz can whole tomatoes, chop and remove hard ends and break them up
1 4 oz can green chilies, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup frozen corn
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (or 1 rotisserie chicken)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped

Shredded sharp cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, chopped avocado, fresh lime juice and crushed chips

Heat oil in large soup kettle over medium/high heat, add onions and saute until tender (about 4 minutes). Add garlic, chili powder and oregano. Saute for 1 more minute. Add tomatoes, broth, chilies, beans, chicken and cilantro. Reduce to medium heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes to blend flavors. If it looks like its getting a little too thick, add broth as needed to keep it soupy. Set out your toppings for your guests to do their own sprinkling.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I made this tonight and am excited to eat it when Joe gets home. I love a good soup recipe! You must try Liz's kale soup when you get a chance.