Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A very easy and delicious version of tortilla soup that can be made with food storage ingredients. Your kids will love helping with this one.  And guess what? 
 It has a hint of lime!  
2 cans (28oz or 3 1/2c) Chicken Broth
1/8c Taco Seasoning (or to taste)
A few shakes of garlic powder =)
Juice of 1 lime
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed*
1 can of corn with liquid
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel offers Mild, Medium and Hot!) 
1 large avocado, peeled and diced
  1. Pour broth into soup pot, add taco seasoning, garlic powder and lime juice.  Stir until well blended.
  2. Add all other ingredients except avocado.  Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 15 min or so.   
  3. Add avocado just before serving.  
  4. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and some crispy tortilla chips.  Mmmmm.  
Adapted from AllRecipes.com Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

*The original recipe calls for canned chicken, which works if you're going for a food storage friendly recipe.  But I would argue that it's much better with fresh or frozen chicken breasts.  =)  
*The amount of taco seasoning you add will add or decrease the spiciness of the soup, so if you like it spicy....bring it on!  
*ALSO...if you have Kids in the kitchen, they will love helping you empty the cans into the pot!  


  1. Thanks, Niki! I was actually able to take this one with natural daylight! It seems like it's usually dark outside by the time I get around to taking pictures of my meals! lol

  2. i know exactly what you mean. i am ebarrassed to say how many pics i took of the pumpkin shake...too many. finally gave up and made one for breakfast so i could take a pic with better light! lol!