Quick & Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

PicMonkey Collage-tortilla soup

One day last week I was in a bind…..my only option, upon looking in my fridge, for dinner was a breakfast at dinner & while my hubby and kids LOVE that option, I just wasn’t in the mood for my house to smell like bacon all night (shhhh….don’t tell them I nixed this!)  I realized that I had some reduced sodium chicken stock…..a can of tomatoes with green chilis and LOTS of taco-ish fixings – – a perfect start to my quick Chicken Tortilla Soup!!  I only need a few inexpensive (and quick) items at the store & I knew I could whip up a pot of this yummy soup in no time!  This is SUCH a great way for me to get veggies into my kiddos since I usually add whatever veggies I can – – red/green peppers, tomatoes, carrots, sometimes even celery!  Here’s my recipe from last night:

1 rotisserie chicken (skin removed & shredded)

1/2 onion, diced

4 carrots peeled & sliced

1/2 each red & green peppers, diced

1 can tomatoes with green chilis

1 can corn, drained (you can obviously use fresh corn – – we just didn’t have any!)

1 carton reduced sodium (organic if possible) chicken broth

cumin, garlic, chili powder, pepper

1 lime

Blue corn chips, jalapeno peppers, cojita cheese, sour cream – – for toppings

(I also made brown rice on the side for my kiddos’ bowls – – they like their soup thick & it helps create less of a mess the less broth they are spooning into their mouths!)

1.  Saute the veggies with 1-2 cloves of garlic & a splash of olive oil until they start to soften.

2.  Add cumin, chili powder, pepper to taste & squeeze 1/2 of lime over veggies.

3.  Add the can of tomatoes, corn &, chicken & chicken broth and bring to a boil.

4.  Let soup simmer for 30-45 minutes.

5.  Top with your fave fixin’s & enjoy!

What is a quick go-to recipe in your house?

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