Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Leftover Chicken = yummy soup!

Since I am sure everyone tried my wonderful chicken and now you all have leftovers, like us. Here's what to do with them...

Make this wonderful tortilla soup! Souper (get it?) easy, really healthy, and your leftovers take on a whole new life!
1 Tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 diced red onion
left over chicken pulled apart into bite sized pieces (original recipe calls for one pound of turkey breast)
5 cups chicken broth
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 tsp. red chile powder
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
1 can corn (NOT drained)
1 can black beans (drained)
1 tomato chopped
1 avocado 
mexican cheese blend shredded
blue tortilla chips
light sour cream

1. Saute onions in oil
2. Add all ingredients before avocado into a big pot bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for at least 10 minutes. (I let it simmer for about 45 minutes just because David was late getting home ;)
3. Put chopped avocado on the bottom of bowls, scoop soup on top add fresh cilantro, cheese,  and a dollop of sour cream, chips on the side or sprinkled on top! I also added a little fresh lime and a beer, perfect-o!

We're off to spend a few more days in the mountains before the snows all gone and cold is only a distant memory! 

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