One of my favorite (Adam’s too) things to have for dinner is Tortilla Soup! I absolute love it. I’ve been using this particular recipe for a while now and I may have even shared it before but I thought it was worth sharing again if so. It’s quick, easy, and delicious! (I have no idea where the idea for this came from. I got the general recipe from a book and then changed it up.)
3 Chicken Breasts (cooked & shredded)
1 envelope of McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix
1 envelope of Original Ranch Dressing Mix
1 can of Corn, drained
2 cans of Pinto Beans
1-2 cans Rotel (I use 2 cans but only use the juice)
1 Knorr Chicken Bouillon Cube
I use Knorr Chicken Bouillon Cube instead of broth because they are CHEAP, tasty, and very easy. They come in several flavors but I mostly use the regular chicken flavor.
Cook your chicken in whatever manner you like. (I cook all of my chicken in a skillet with about a tablespoon of EVOO; healthy, quick, easy, and adds a little flavor.) While you are shredding your chicken boil 1 cup of water. When it starts to boil turn off the heat and add in the bouillon cube and stir until dissolved, set aside for now. Put your shredded chicken in a soup pot along with both envelopes of seasoning. Add just enough of the chicken broth to wet the chicken and then stir on medium/high heat until seasoning is dissolved and chicken is hot.
Add in corn, beans, rotel, and remaining chicken broth. Then add approx 2 –3 cups of water until you have enough water for a good soup. Taste as you add so that you don’t water down the flavor. Cook on medium/high until bubbly and then cook on low until ready to serve. Sometimes if we are really hungry this only takes about 10 minutes to cook once everything is in the pot. But if we have plenty of time or I’m making it early I leave it on low for up to 30 minutes. It’s even BETTER the next day!
Serve with Shredded Cheese & Corn Chips. Sometimes Adam’s likes a little sour cream in his but I’m not a fan of that. :)
I usually cook and shred my chicken in the morning (or the night before) so that when I get home from work I just throw everything into a pot and go.
Let me know if you make this and if you make any changes that are yummy!!