Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Healthy Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup

We have oodles of zucchini from our garden so I'm always looking for good recipes that my kids will eat this plenteous vegetable. My next door neighbor gave us this recipe and it's now a family favorite. This is my very favorite way to use up our zucchini from our garden because it is so delicious and easy in your crock pot. My husband does not dig zucchini but he love, loves this soup. If you chop your zucchini up small you won't detect it.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
2 TB olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 medium onion
Saute-then add the remaining ingredients in a crock pot
8 cups water
2 TB chicken bouillon
3 cups salsa
1 cup cilantro
3 small zucchini, chopped
2 cups of black or pinto beans (soaked and cooked previously)
Cook on low for 5 hours
Then add:
4 cups of broken tortilla chips
3 chicken breasts cooked and chopped
Cook on High for 30 min-1 hour
Serve with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream slices of avocado and tortilla chips if desired
But this soup is great solo.
If you want to do it on your stove it's just as easy. After sauteing add the next 6 ingredients and simmer on medium heat for 30 min that add the chips, and chicken and simmer for 10 mins. and Wallah you have yummy soup!

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