Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup for the Soul

Laaaawwwdd. I feel as though I have been through hell and back this week. Glamazon head cold + plus getting a cavity filled while ill + the boy getting the same head cold + plus still being infected with this head cold = rough week.  I swear I feel worse today, than I have all week. Tres ridiculous. With both of us being ill up in here, the only thing I have had on the brain for nourishment would be soup. Shocker. Spicy, spicy soup. I made this for dinner last night and it was beyond fabulous from what I could taste of it. Ok actually, I could try this in a few weeks once I have full tasting ability back and it might taste like garbage. Hmmmm. Not a credible source I guess. Let's be honest, these taste buds never fail me. They are all I have! But seriously, it is great. 
Adapted from: Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 T Olive Oil
1 Large Yellow Onion diced
2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2 t Chili Powder
1 t Oregano
1 t Cumin
1.5 Quarts Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 1/4 lb. Plum tomatoes, diced
1 4.5 oz Can of Green Chiles 
1 15 oz. Can of Black Beans, drained
1/2 t salt
2 C shredded cooked chicken
1/3 C chopped fresh cilantro
1 ripe avocado
Shredded Pepperjack Cheese
Cojita Cheese 
{I also added a can of "Hot Rotel" to add a little more zing to the soup}

1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil under medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and jalapeno. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, oregano and cumin; cook 1 minute more.
2. Stir in broth, tomatoes, chiles, beans and salt (and Rotel if you added). Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the chicken; simmer 10 minutes more. Stir in cilantro.
3. Ladle into bowls and garnish with avocado, cheese and lime wedges. 

There should be a step four like fellow patient zeros like myself, blow nose incessantly. This soup is seriously so fantastic I know you will adore. 


  1. We (and by we I mean Matthew) make a really similar soup! I'll have to try this one out next for some variation!

  2. Aww feel better soon sweets! I love a good chicken tortilla soup, the spicier the better!

  3. I love tortilla soup! Can't wait to try this version. Feel better

  4. looks deeeeeeevine!!! i cant believe your not feeling better yet!!!

  5. Okay - I'm a huge fan of tortilla soup & this looks ridiculously good! Get to feeling better soon!!

  6. awww girlie - hope you feel better! i am sorry you have a glamazon head cold :/

  7. Just love a good bowl of chicken tortilla soup! Makes everything betta!

  8. OMG YUM. This sounds awesome. I love making big pots of soup in the fall then living off it for days at a time! Definitely going to try this one soon. thanks love!

  9. YUM!!!! Tortilla Soup is my all time favorite. I am so hungry for this now! xxoo

  10. Hope you feel better soon!! This looks amazing. I'm going to file it away for when it gets colder. I think my husband would love me forever if I made this for him

  11. Oh yum...this looks so good and it's a perfect meal for when you are not well. :(

  12. so hope you feel better soon, pretty lady. I laughed so hard when I saw the title to this post--just before I bookmarked it for future use ;) take care of yourself! xoxo {av}

  13. Can't say yum big enough..........have to try this. My fave!

  14. I make the same soup! It is a perfect fall comfort soup! YUM! Hope you feel better soon!

  15. Oh my goodness this sounds delicious. I definitely need to make it. Hope you feel better soon! xo

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