Monthly Archives: April 2017

Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is my version of Chicken Tortilla soup.  I reviewed several recipes and came up with what best fits my family.  I hope you try and enjoy. IMG_1179










1 tsp. olive oil

1 medium onion diced

2 tsp. minced garlic

4 cups chicken broth

1 can diced tomatoes and juice

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

3 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 1/2 cups corn frozen

1 tablespoon lime juice (or 2 small limes)

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, finely minced

2 cups water

Tortilla Strips

1 package of corn tortillas

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 salt to taste


Over medium heat use a Dutch oven and heat the 1 teaspoons of olive oil and let that get hot.  Then add in the onions and let look for about 2 minutes stirring frequently.  Then add in the garlic and cook the onion and garlic for about 4 minutes stirring frequently.  

Then add in the drained black beans, seasonings, and give that a good stir.

Next add in the cooked chicken, diced tomatoes, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.  Give this a good mix.  

Now add in the 2 cups of water and the 4 cups of chicken broth.

Give the broth a taste at this time for seasoning.  

Let this simmer for about 30 minutes and the soup is done.

While soup is cooking you can make the tortilla strips.

For the tortilla strips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  

Line a baking sheet with foil. Cut the tortillas into strips and place them on the baking sheet making sure they are separated.  Drizzle with olive oil and salt then give them a toss to coat all the strips. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.   Set them aside until ready to eat.

Tuesday Morning

It’s 7:30am and I am at work ugg.  I don’t start work until 9am, but my husband has a client presentation and some of the higher-ups from the company will be there, so he needed some extra time to prepare.  I am not a fan of getting to work this early, because by the time 3pm rolls around (which is my peak time) I am tired and want to go home.  Right now I feel good and I am taking advantage of this time to blog some.  I know it has been some monthly since my last blog, but I am finding it very hard to keep up.  My work hours are very long and by the time I get home I do not want to be on a computer.

I might consider getting to work at this hour though because it does give me the time to blog, so maybe not such a bad thing huh.  I do plan on doing more blogging just might not be on a daily basis.  I have several new recipes, and I am also trying to put some cooking videos together to upload on my site.

I hope you have a great Tuesday and enjoy some of the day for yourself.

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