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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

1 lb shredded chicken
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup corn
2 cups black beans
1 can enchilada sauce
1 1/2 cups yellow onion
1/2 cup green chile peppers
2 garlic cloves
4 cups water
1 chicken bullion cube
1 beef bullion cube
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 lime
8 corn tortillas

Vegetable oil
1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream

Chop onions, mince garlic, and chop green chilies. Add onions, garlic, green chilies, chicken, tomatoes, black beans corn, and enchilada sauce into the crockpot. Add water and seasonings. Stir gently to incorporate seasonings.Cover the crock pot and cook for about 4 hours on a high setting. If you prefer, you  can cook on a low temperature for up to 8 hours.

Before serving, squeeze 1/2 a lime into the soup, then stir. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut corn tortillas into long strips and brush each side with vegetable oil. Place strips on baking sheet and lightly dust with salt.
Bake strips until crispy. Ladle soup into bowls, then top with shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips and cilantro.

1 comment:

  1. OK, I was skeptical, but surprised how good this soup was, easy to make and ready in the evening when I got home. Frankly, I haven't had this soup in the store, but at home it was very good. I subbed store bought tortilla chips and it was still great.