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What’s for dinner?

Don’t you just love that question? Especially at 4:30 pm…… and when you don’t really have an answer?

I try not to get in that position and take advantage of my crockpot often! It’s a great day when I can have the kitchen clean, dinner in the crockpot all before noon 😉

I made this recipe yesterday and it was well loved by all.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 2 chicken breasts (you can use any kind of chicken, even leftover cooked, just don’t cook as long 😉 – probably want around 4 cups diced/shredded in the end)
  • 1-15 oz can black beans (or 2 cups freshly cooked or 1 pint canned)
  • 4-5 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 TB salt, adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin (increase for more spiciness)
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 4-8 oz diced green chilies (optional, but seeing how good the chili water made this, I would add this in the future if only using chicken broth)
  • 8 cups broth (I used some leftover “chili pepper water” from roasting/canning green chilies this fall) but if I didn’t have that I would have used chicken broth 😉

Place everything in the crockpot and turn to low for 6-8 hrs, shred chicken breasts and return to soup, keep on warm till ready to serve

Serve over chips and top with cheese and sour cream

This was adapted from Passionate Homemaking’s Recipe


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