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Sunday, April 5, 2009

slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup.

this super easy soup is delicious... and good for you, too!

1 lb shredded, cooked chicken {i used 2 12 oz cans of chicken}
1 {15 oz} can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
1 {10 oz} can enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 {4 oz} can chopped green chile peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup water
1 {14.5 oz} can chicken broth
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 {10 oz} package frozen corn
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
7 corn tortillas
vegetable oil

place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker. pour in water and chicken broth, season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. stir in corn and cilantro. cover, and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or on high setting for 3-4 hours. {i cooked mine on high for 2 hours because my "slow" cooker cooks pretty quickly.}

preheat oven to 400 degrees. lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet. bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10-15 minutes. to serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup. {i also topped with some cheddar cheese}.

notes: any can of tomatoes {crushed, whole, diced} will do. i pureed mine in the blender for my picky husband. i didn't add an entire onion {maybe about 1/4 cup total}. also, i added only a shake or two of chili powder because i used a can of medium enchilada sauce. i didn't want it TOO spicy.


Gina said...

i nearly have all the ingredients for this already! mmmmm. did it taste just as good with pureed tomatoes?

Ariel said...

that's why i made it last night... i had all the ingredients :)

it tasted great with pureed tomatoes. i prefer diced, though. give the soup more texture.

Gina said...

i LOVED this recipe. the soup was so flavorful and yummy. i'm for sure making this one again.

ARRON N' L!SA said...

sorry to butt into the conversation, but i made the soup tonight and i LOVE LOVE it!!!