Monday, January 23, 2012

Sylvia has a friend

This weekend I made Chicken Tortilla Soup in my crock pot.  I have a great recipe and it is so yummy!  One of the best things about this soup is that it is flexible so you can change it up a bit based on what you have around and what you are in the mood for (extra spicy, mild, etc).

Bowl of soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Ingredients: 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts cooked and cubed, 1 can chicken broth, 1 can beef stock/broth, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can diced rotel tomatoes, 1 can whole kernel corn (don't drain), 2 10oz cans V8 tomato juice, 4 cups water, 3 Tbsp Worcester sauce, 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, Saute: 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 diced onion, 2-3 celery stalks diced, and 3 cloves garlic

Directions: Saute ingredients then add with liquid and chicken, simmer 1-2 hours on stove top or slow cook in crock pot.  Serve with chips and cheese on top!

So, that's the base recipe.  I usually buy a whole chicken and boil it so I have plenty of chicken and my own broth.  I also use no salt instead of actual salt.  You can use as many can products as you need to or fresh - that's what I love about this recipe :)

And guess what I found while getting ready for A's party?  A smaller crock pot that I didn't know I had.  Apparently my parents had given it to me awhile ago and I completely forgot about it.  What a great time to find it!  So without further ado, meet Claude.

Claude, Sylvia's new best friend.
Thanks Mom & Dad!


Grace Mae said...

Can you post the recipe? Mom just loves that soup.

Kathryn said...

Sure, I will add it in :)