Chicken Tortilla Soup



This soup has practically made me famous. The Husband can’t get enough and my Mom begs me to make it. It’s become our traditional Christmas Eve meal.

Large Onion
4-6 Cloves Garlic
Green Pepper
Frozen Corn
2-3 Jalapenos
2 Small Cans Chicken Stock
1 Can Refried Beans
1 Large Can Tomatoes
2 Limes, zest and juice
Handful Chopped Cilantro
Shredded Chicken (1-1/12 breasts are usually sufficient)
Mexican seasoning

Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream
Tortilla strips

Chop vegetables and sauté in olive oil until soft
Add in shredded chicken
Add in liquids/canned ingredients and let simmer until tomatoes lose their rawness
Add in lime and cilantro at the end.
Spices should be added with each step

Tortilla strips: Cut up tortillas & sauté with olive oil and salt until crispy

Takes longer than you’d think to make, but well worth it
If you have a stand mixer, shred the chicken with the paddle attachment. Saves a ton of time.