Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Crock Pot!

Well we decided to make use of our crock pot one last time before it hibernates in our cabinets for the rest of the spring/summer!  And boy were we glad that we did.  This chicken tortilla soup was super yummy, healthy and hearty.  Although it does have kinda a lot of ingredients, it was still cheap and easy to make.  Basically, like our fun dump salads, with the crock pot you get to do the same thing... just dump all of your ingredients into the pot and turn it on, it does all the cooking for you :)

What you need

chop up 1 cup of onion and 1 clove of garlic and dump in crockpot

dump in 1 can of reduced sodium chicken broth

dump in 1 tablespoon chili powder and 1 tablespoon dried oregano 

dump in 1 can of black beans (drained)

dump in 1 can of hominy (drained)

dump in 1 small can of chopped green chillies 

dump in 1 can of yellow corn (drained)

dump in 1 large can of crushed tomatoes

shred 2 cups of roasted chicken and dump in

stir and turn on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours

cut whole wheat tortillas into thin short strips

my husband did really good at this step :)

brush with olive oil and bake at 450 turning frequently until golden brown and crispy

ladle your super yummy homemade chicken tortilla soup into your bowl and grate lots of monterey jack cheese on top.  Garnish with your choice of chopped green onions/chives/cilantro, tortilla strips and even light sour cream, diced tomatoes or avocado, if you want.
Buen Provecho!

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