Saturday, December 19, 2009

Aunt Kathy's Tortilla Soup

My dad gave me this recipe from his sister Kathy back when I was in college. I started making it for all my friends and they loved it! Now many of my friends are also making this soup because it is so good and easy.

Aunt Kathy's Tortilla Soup

1 Chicken Breast
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 can of original Rotel
1 14 oz can of chicken broth
1 Tb of cumin
Cilantro (I use the Herb tubes for this soup, see pictures below)
1/2 onion
2 tsp olive oil
Vegetable oil
Corn Tortillas
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese

Boil your chicken breast in salted water until done. Remove from water (save water) and cut into bite sized pieces.

Dice the onion and cook in your stockpot with the olive oil until tender.

Add the cans of tomatoes and rotel to the stockpot.

Add half of the water the chicken was cooked in and half of the can of chicken broth. You may need to add more chicken broth depending on how much soup you need and if you like more or less broth in your soup.

Tubes of cilantro you can find in the vegetable section with herbs. Some grocery stores do not carry them. You can always chop up lots of cilantro instead, but I have found that the tube cilantro mixes better into the soup and doesn't float on top. Squeeze the whole tube in the soup.

Add cumin.

Stir and bring to a boil.
Turn to low and add chicken.

Tortilla Strips
You can use chips that you buy at the grocery store, but it will taste extra special if you make your own tortilla strips.
Take a couple of corn tortillas (one per person is fine, but I like to eat many of these, so I make 2 per person)

Stack the tortillas and slice in thin strips one way, then only make one slice down the middle the other way.

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet, pour enough so it is about 1/8 inch deep in the pan.
Cook about 6 pieces at a time, turn them over half way through cooking so that they will cook on both sides.

Take out and set on paper towels to drain.

Salt the chips and repeat until all of the chips are cooked.

This soup is low fat until you put all of the toppings in it. I like to fatten mine up with sour cream, cheese, avocado and chips. If you want low fat, it still tastes great without the toppings.
PS: We went out with some friends last night and I was wearing my white Lady Coat and some guy came up to me and told me I looked like a snowman. Maybe I should start making more low fat dishes....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are the cutest snow bunny I know...those guys are blind and dumb...