I made one of the recipes suggested and it was delicious. A perfect meal for a busy fall evening.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded
1 small can diced tomatoes
1 can enchilada sauce, 10 ounces
1 small can chopped green chilies
1 can chicken broth
1 can corn or frozen corn
1 onion diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried cilantro--look for this in the produce department
1 bay leaf
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream and cheese.
Janet Eyring—101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker
I asked Janet why the recipe called for cooked shredded chicken. She cooks a crock pot full of chicken breasts and shreds them. She then bags them in 2 cup portions and freezes them. So when she makes this recipe she just puts a bag of frozen shredded chicken in. Making it a very quick meal to assemble.
Candise tried it with frozen chicken tenders, she said it cooked perfect. She just took out the tenders before serving and shredded them and put them back in the soup. Candise added a can of drained black beans and served the soup with diced avocado and a splash of lime. Perfect.
Did you know it takes about 9 chicken tenders to equal a pound? I love my kitchen scale. When I made the soup I used homemade enchilada sauce, it was pretty warm, we liked it. Candise used a can of mild enchilada sauce, next time she would use either a medium or hot variety of enchilada sauce.
So friends, here is way more information than you probably need. Try this soup, it was delicious.