Monday, April 20, 2009

Family Favorite

It was a cold, rainy day today. I think it seemed even colder after all the beautiful weather we had last week. It was a perfect day for a big pot of soup~ I made a family favorite~

Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 T olive oil
1 onion, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded, stemmed and minced
1 T chili powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (could substitute rotisserie chicken)
8 cups chicken broth
1 T lime juice
2 - 15oz can diced tomatoes, with juices
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
1 T parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, chili powder, and garlic and cook until softened (about 5 min). Stir in remaining ingredients except the cilantro and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Right before ready to serve stir in cilantro.

Serve over tostito chips- which will soften with the broth. Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado pieces. Enjoy.

This is so good~ a meal our whole family enjoys!

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