Sunday, December 7, 2008

Chicken Tortilla Soup (with a side of Monkey Plague)

I'm sick. And I hate being sick. So I made some spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup to make my nose run and clear out my sinuses. It works. It really does!

Fry up some red onion and about a pound of chicken. I use chicken already cut up for stir fry so it goes quicker. Some people would use chicken breast and then shred it. But I'm not some people.

While that's cooking, throw the rest of the ingredients in the crock pot. A can of cream of chicken soup followed by a can full of milk, a can of nacho cheese soup, a can of cheddar cheese soup, two cans of Rotel, a large can of enchilada sauce and some black beans. I had some leftover - that's what's in the tupperware. You can use whatever combination of cheese soups you like. There's sometimes a Monterey Jack cheese soup that makes it super yummy, but my grocery store doesn't always have it.

When the chicken's done, shred it or chop it up and add 3/4 cup of water and a package of taco seasoning mix.
Throw that in the crockpot too, and then wait for it's cheesy, spicy goodness to take the ache of a cold away. If you're impatient, you can cook it in a stockpot on the stove, but I had to go to an AA meeting, so the crockpot worked fine for me today.

I serve it with shredded cheddar cheese and nonfat sour cream. But it's just as good plain.
I am NOT pretty when I'm sick.
Just so you know.


Lindsey said...

Mmmm! Ya know, I usually make a much lazier version of tortilla soup..but this looks better..The only thing missing is TONS of cilantro! You should try it..unless of course, you dont like cilantro.

Thanks for the recipe, Im gonna try it.

I dont think us lowly canadians can get nacho cheese soup

Kate said...

Just use cheddar cheese soup or that yummy monterey jack stuff. Works just as well!

Stephen Wilson said...

This soup is SUPER yummy!