Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cooking Thursday

Once it gets a little warmer, I change the way I cook.  It's still been pretty chilly here though, so here's one last soup recipe for the season.  It's another good one!

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 Tbsp canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth
1 tsp of each chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 1/3 cups milk
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sour cream

Heat canola oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add onion and jalapeño and saute 3 minutes. Add chicken broth, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken breasts and bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, cover pot with lid and gently boil until chicken has cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Remove chicken and allow to rest 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add diced tomatoes with green chilies to pot. Pour milk into pot and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils.Dice chicken and add to pot, then add black beans, pinto beans and corn. Then stir in cream and sour cream and cook until heated through.
Serve topped with cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.


Sally said...

Oh wow, that looks and sounds so good. No spicy stuff for me, but I could leave those peppers out, and I bet it would still be good! :)


Joyful said...

That looks very yummy. I'm a little like you I change the way I cook. When the weather gets warmer I very seldom make soup. Sometimes I think I should take a page from Asians. They eat very hot soup even on hot summer day and drink hot tea too.

Sola Scriptura said...

Thanks for the good recipe! It never really gets hot here, so I make soup year-round. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

Terri D said...

This looks and sounds delicious! We like soup in the summer, too, just not as often. Thanks for sharing.

Bethany Carson said...

It's hard to go wrong with chicken soup--though the jalapenos would have me nervous!


I LOVE soups of any kind!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love tortilla soup, but have never tried a creamy one. This is definitely going to be a soup I try :) Thanks so much, Mari. Hugs!

Amy at love made my home said...

Mmmm, I love this sort of soup!! xx

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

That soup looks delish!! I love soups but my kids, not so much so I don't make them as often as I would like.

Brooke said...

spring here, but this looks delicious!!

Carrie B. said...

This looks SO good Mari! I've mainly had brothy kinds of tortilla soup. Love the idea of a creamier one!! Yum!! xo

Linda E said...

That sounds so good. I love trying new recipes so will add this one. You must come online after I am gone to bed (we are early to bed folks) because I never get to read your post til the next day. lol Have a nice afternoon.

Dee said...

That sounds and looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe... :)

Patsy said...

I like soup more and more. It is getting cooler here this week and may snow Sat.

Betsy Brock said...

One of my favorites!