Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Crock Pot)

The little saying, "Crock pots: Cooks all day while the cooks away" is enough to put a smile on anyone's tired face. How wonderful is it to come home to a yummy meal that YOU did not spend time preparing- instead- you dumped things in a pot, turned it on, and magically, when you came home, it was calling your name.... check out this simple recipe....

4 large chicken breasts, no skin, no bones
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
* 2 serrano chilies, minced (optional)
1 49 oz. carton chicken broth
1/4 cup lime juice

Options for toppings:
tortilla chips
shredded cheese

Real simple: put the washed chicken breasts in the crock pot with the diced tomatoes (don't drain them, use the juice), onion, garlic, cumin, chilies, and broth. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours. Remove the chicken, shred it, add it back to the crock pot, add your lime juice- let it sit for a few minutes. Then place your tortilla chips (if desired) in the bottom of your bowls, ladle soup on top, add any other toppings you desire!


Eliza said...

I'm so dying to try this....except my husband says he doesn't like tortilla soup. Maybe I'll just make it anyway and get him to branch out...

Seriously, I think about making this each week, but I haven't yet.

jonathan & kristen whitmore said...

made this tonight... YUMMY!

Andrea said...

Glad you liked it!

Ms. G said...

This turned out great. I had to use less chicken in it, because I only had a 4 qt. crock pot, and I used a smaller onion and one jalapeno instead of the two serrano peppers. Still awesome!