Monday, February 1, 2010

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This soup is so yummy and easy to prepare. If you love soup you are definitely going to want to try this. We make this soup two different ways- with the chicken and hominy and we also make it without the chicken and hominy depending on our mood. It is equally good both ways. This is great for days when you want to make dinner fast.

Chicken Tortilla Soup/Tortilla Soup
2-3 chicken breasts
half and onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1 large can tomato juice
2 tsp chicken bouillon
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 small can enchilada sauce
1 28-30 oz can hominy(drained)found on Mexican aisle of grocery store
corn tortillas cut in strips or squares fried till crisp like chips
Cook the chicken with the onion and garlic in enough water to cover the chicken Cook until chicken is done and tender. Take the chicken out and shred it. Strain the broth and add it back to the saucepan. Add 1 large can of tomato juice to the chicken broth in pan plus half of the tomato juice can full of water. Add in the shredded chicken, hominy, chicken bouillon, chili powder, garlic powder, and enchilada sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer for one hour. Serve with avocados, cheese, lettuce, lime juice and homemade chips or strips.
If you want to make this meatless, Omit the chicken and hominy, Then just dump the tomato juice in a saucepan with 1 tomato juice can full of water and all the spices mentioned about. And cook and serve the same way.


Coleen's Recipes said...

I've been craving this...thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Tami said...

YUM! Nothing like a big bowl of soup to warm you up. We've been having really cold winter days lately.