Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

 I was a little bit leery that a tortilla soup that was literally made by throwing six cans of ingredients together could be good. But oh how wrong I was! Not only is this the easiest meal I've made in a long time (a huge, huge plus in my book) but it was also awesome! I only doctored it up a little bit by adding a couple of spices. It was also really filling. The flavors are even better on the second day when they have had a chance to marry better (like a lot of mexican meals). And might I also add that I'm also usually not a huge fan of canned chicken but I added it to stick with the "easy" theme. It honestly tasted so good in it! I used the Costco Kirkland brand--which seems to be really high quality. I'm off to eat the leftovers--yum! This is one soup that you could play around with and change to your own liking by adding more ingredients, too.

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup adapted from Allrecipes

1 (15oz) can whole kernal corn, drained
1 (14.5oz) can chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 (10oz) can chunk chicken
1 (15oz) can black beans, drained
1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 tsp lime
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder

1. Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, cream of chicken, chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Add spices and lime juice. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through. Top with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips or chips.

**I just cut some corn tortillas into strips and cooked then for about 10 minutes in the oven and made my own tortilla strips. They tasted awesome with it!

Serves: 8 ; Weight Watchers Points+: 4

Calories: 133   Carbs: 19   Fat: 2   Protein: 12


priscilla said...

thanks Melissa for this recipe, I am going to make it next week. it is getting cold over here and soup is something my Dad loves!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

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itzjewely said...

Make something similar .. Mine is chicken broth, 2 cans dark red kidney beans, can of ranch beans, 2 can of corn , can on mild rotel diced tomatoes, a pack of ranch dressing mix, And a pound of ground meat ( browned ) Throw in crock pot or cook on stove... delicious!!!!