I love family recipes! Especially when they are delicious and seriously easy! No wonder I love this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe! When I got married 15 years ago my mom threw me a shower. She invited each guest to share a special recipe as I was building my cook book. This yummy soup comes from my Aunt Linda. She is such a delightful person. Her heart is so big! Technically she is my second cousin. But she was always been like an aunt to me. She would cut my hair growing up and even made sleeves for my formal dresses.
My oldest son has started helping me make dinners once a week. He has already earned his cooking merit badge, but I enjoy teaching him how to cook different recipes. He’s really good at remembering to wash his hands before we start. (a most important rule for teenage boys and young children) I look forward to giving him larger food assignments. I’m trying to make similar meals on his cooking night so dinner prep becomes more familiar to him. This recipe is perfect because it’s so easy.
Part of his training, if we are being honest, is just learning where we keep everything. Gathering ingredients is an important job when it comes to cooking together. He’s getting better at opening cans and cutting veggies. And he’s doing pretty great at reading a recipe.
- 3 -49 oz cans of chicken broth
- 4 boiled chicken breasts
- 2 cans of corn or 1 frozen bag of corn
- 1- 15 oz can of garvanzo beans (drain and rinse)
- 1-15 can of black beans (drain and rinse)
- 1 jar salsa verde (green salsa)
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut (optional)
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 tsp season pepper
- 1 tsp Lawries Season Salt
- 2 tsp cumin
- tortilla strips or chips
- In a large pot add chicken broth, seasonings, and salsa.
- Then add veggies and shredded chicken to the pot.
- Simmer until ready to eat. Garnish with tortilla chips or homemade strips.
- I love to make this in the crock pot if I have a busy afternoon. I cook it on low for 4-6 hours. You can also add leftover chicken or cut up a rotisserie chicken.
One of the things I love about this recipe is that it has a different taste than some of the other Mexican style soups we eat. Having a variety of soups, even when the ingredients are similar, is a great way to switch up your dinners. And I love making soups during the winter! They are so easy and usually a cheaper dinner option. I always loved when my mom would make this for our Christmas Eve get together. We like to act out the nativity with this easy program. I love hosting a soup potluck for Christmas Eve to keep dinner simple. Warm bread and fresh soups is our family tradition. I love spending the evening singing and reading with my children, teaching them what Christmas is really about.
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