Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tortilla Soup

On Sundays I usually make a big meal, big meaning it takes more than 30 minutes to make, to kinda remind us of home. Both our families make large meals on Sunday because it is considered family day.  Today I decided to make chicken tortilla soup. I got this recipe from my best friend Heather, whom I believe to be a pretty dang good cook. Like really, her dream is to have her very own cooking show on the food network. Because of that fact I didn't expect my soup to taste half as good as hers. Well folks I'm proud to say even though mine didn't taste exactly like Heathers it was pretty tasty.  Yes, I know I used a baby knife to cut up the veggies but I'm accident prone. Accident prone people and sharp objects don't really mix well.  Unless you consider cutting off a finger or losing a limb mixing well.  If you do, then we are match made in heaven. I definitely don't so I leave the heavy duty cutting to Gabe. Actually Gabe doesn't allow me to use knifes at all, so he does all the cutting in our house. He is a quick learner. 
Here is the the recipe for the chicken tortilla soup. I split the recipe in half because it makes 10 servings and their are only two of us. 

  •                                                                  2 teaspoons olive oil
  •                                                                  1 medium onion, chopped
  •                                                                 4 garlic clove, minced
  •                                                     1 medium jalapeno pepper, chopped
  •                                                             1/2 medium green pepper
  •                                            4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  •                                                              2 cups frozen corn
  •                                                                  1/2 cup water
  •                                                              2 teaspoons cumin
  •                                                              1 teaspoon chili powder
  •                                                            1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  •                                                           4 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
  •                                                        2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  •                                                             2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce


  •                                                                     non-fat tortilla chips 
  •                                                                           sour cream  
  •                                                                              cilantro       


  1. Oh yay my first comment! I'm glad you liked the soup because I made it just for you.