23 March 2010

enthusiastic chicken tortilla soup

ever since last spring when i re-discovered my soul mate in cilantro, i've been buying it by the bunch every week. i love to make this soup in the crockpot for dinner and warm it up for lunch the following day. it's so fresh and delicsh. and really so simple. the must-have ingredients are chicken, broth, green chiles, cilantro and lime. everything else is just bonus.


enthusiastic chicken tortilla soup

2-3 cans chicken broth
3-4 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
1 can (7 oz.) diced green chiles
1 clove garlic, diced
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup corn, rinsed & drained
1 cup black beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 a bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 tomato or 1 tomatillo, diced
1 lime, juiced

toppings:
fresh slices of avocado
a dollop of sour cream
grated cheddar cheese
crushed tortilla chips

combine all the soup ingredients together in a large pot or crockpot. stir occasionally. simmer for a half hour or more. ladle soup into bowls and garnish with favorite toppings. enjoy.

*named after my dad's enthusiastic stew–his famed winter dish–everything he loves goes into it.

21 comments:

Hil said...

Yum... I have a recipe very similar to this and it is a family favorite! Nothing beats a good soup.

Thanks for sharing this with us!

junelle said...

Wow. A girl of all trades? I hope I don't get jealous (I will re-read the jealousy post again :o) today...)

You are adorable and this is so fun to share such a yummy (and looks easy recipe) with all of us crazed ladies that really needed a dinner idea!

Thank you for being you and following your heart *your bloggy heart* and encouraging the rest of us to do the same!

Jeanette said...

Can you see in my fridge or something? I have a big bunch of cilantro just waiting for me to do something with. This looks perfect. Will adapt to a vegetarian option. It's even raining here this morning so this looks great!

B.B. Bellezza said...

Sounds awesome! I'll have to try it!

Amy said...

Marta, I am so in the mood for this soup! The avacado and lime make it divine. Thanks for the recipe.

The Schoonmakers said...

On my way to the store to buy cilantro and limes ;)

Hannah said...

mmm! It is rather chilly down here. This sounds perfect.

Amy Mac said...

I love this recipe too, and was quite distressed last week when I discovered I didn't have any limes - but I did have the cilantro & lime Rotel - which works nicely in a pinch! Yum....

Abby said...

So good! I love this soup, thanks for the recipe. WE have made it several times since getting it from you. It is as great as you say! I would love the enthusiastic stew recipe sometime...

Eeny said...

Sounds and looks yummy...I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing, Marta.

ashley maureen said...

marta, this sounds fantastic! i can't wait to try it.

dstulc said...

This looks scrumptious. Your "dad's enthusiastic stew" sounds intriguing - I'd love to try that recipe also!

summer said...

cilantro and lime? grant will be in heaven. thank you so much, marta! you always make everything in the kitchen look so fresh, simple, and laid-back.

ps. i love seeing your favorite things, food definitely included.

Sarah N said...

sounds so YUM - and fyi, cilantro loves to grow. perhaps you could pot some and grow your own to really make those oh-so-perfect dishes even more special with your very own stock of herbs fresh from the windowsill (wow-that word looks misspelled but not sure how to right it)!

brittany said...

yum! i'm totally trying this one out.

Kathryn said...

Cilantro makes me happier than it probably should.

I've seen & tried so many varieties of this soup (many with coriander, yum) - I'm giving this one a shot very soon.

Becky said...

This looks amazing!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kerry McKibbins said...

Oh.
My.
God.
I have to make this.
I love me some cilantro!!

Carlita said...

i made this soup last night- THANK YOU! it was perfect, easy, everyone loved it, and reminded me of my days in mexico.

thanks so much for sharing!

sandi said...

Marta, I made your soup recipe last night for dinner and it was delicious! I made one tiny change by adding a small bunch of chopped spring onions. Oh so yummy!!! thank you for the recipe...

Kiasa said...

I just made this soup tonight and my very picky husband went back for more--3 times!! I should have double it. Thanks! It is very enthusiastic; since I do love everything in it.

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