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Nina's Chicken Tortilla Soup


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Ingredients

Step 1:
1 really big pot
4 or 5 chicken breasts
2 quarts water
Parsley (I use about 2 tsps. of dried)
1 large onion, diced small
2 or 3 tsps. seasoned salt (I use Tony Chachere’s Original Creole)
2 chicken bouillion cubes
Step 2:
2 cans Rotel tomatoes (I use the mild version, if you like it spicier knock yourself out)
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can green chili enchilada sauce
Cilantro (I use dried, about 1 or 2 tsps., depending on how much you like cilantro)
1 big tsp. cumin
1 lime
salt, pepper and garlic to taste


Dump all of that in the pot. Well, you might want to slice the lime in half and squeeze it in, works better that way. Simmer it all for a while to let the flavors receive.


Serve with tortilla chips (crush them up in the bowl) and shredded white cheese. I use Queso Quesadilla and Monterey Jack from Mexico. You can find those in the cheese section or Mexican section of most grocery stores (well, in Texas you can), or you can just use whatever Jack you can find.


If you've ever been to El Fenix restaurants in the D/FW area, you'll know where I got hooked on Chicken Tortilla Soup. I have several recipes which are basically broth and chicken, but this one is much better, plus it's a good way to sneak in all that fiber on the kiddos. And it's WAY more filling! I came up with this recipe after my sis-in-law told me about one someone had given her which is pretty bland. It's as follows if you are interested in bland or even quicker and easier but less tasty! ;)


Chicken


3 cans chicken and rice soup


1 can Rotel


1 can diced tomatoes


2 cans corn, drained


1 can each pinto, kidney, Ranch Style beans


cilantro


1 t. cumin


Happy Eating!!


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Notes

If you've ever been to El Fenix restaurants in the D/FW area, you'll know where I got hooked on Chicken Tortilla Soup. I have several recipes which are basically broth and chicken, but this one is much better, plus it's a good way to sneak in all that fiber on the kiddos. And it's WAY more filling! I came up with this recipe after my sis-in-law told me about one someone had given her which is pretty bland. It's as follows if you are interested in bland or even quicker and easier but less tasty! ;)

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