Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tortilla Soup {Slow Cooker Version}


Our family LOVES soup for dinner. It seems like a funny thing to love and request, compared to say, filet mignon, but I'm okay with that. Soup is easy to make, can be prepared during naptime (or before work if you work outside your home), and is healthy and delicious. My favorite shortcut is to throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook itself all day. Chicken Tortilla soup is one of our family favorites. This can be made vegetarian simply by omitting the chicken, using veggie stock, and increasing the veggies.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Serves 6

1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
about 2 cups chicken stock
1 28 oz can tomatoes in puree, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste 

Toppings:
5 corn tortillas
1-2 avocadoes, chopped
cilantro, chopped 
grated cheddar cheese
sour cream
1 lime, cut into wedges


Stir first 8 ingredients to combine in slow cooker. Add whole chicken breasts and press down to cover with soup. Cook for 6 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over tortilla strips and sprinkle with salt. Toast on a cookie sheet, turning once until golden. 

Top soup  with any or all of the fixin's!  


11 comments:

  1. I make something similar but this recipe looks better, with more fresh ingredients. I'll have to try it...thanks!

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  2. Wow, how can I resist such gorgeous presentation...I want that bowl by the way!

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  3. I have never had tortilla soup. That sounds bad for someone who writes a food blog huh? this sounds yummy since I love love soup. My husband said I seem like I could eat soup everyday. I probably could.

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  4. Beautiful photography! And thanks for including the vegetarian adaption option :)

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  5. We are a soup eating family, too. It's so warm and comforting. I love this soup. I make Ina Gartens a lot. Your photo's look wonderful!!.

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  6. Oh this looks delicious...may be dinner tonight!!

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  7. Marina- I just returned from a long weekend in Santa Fe. This looks like the perfect re-entry dish!

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  8. I make almost this same soup (with zucchini instead of celery)but I have never done it in the slow cooker, I will have to give it a try.

    happy Friday,

    elena

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  9. LOVE tortilla soup, especially with all the toppings:)

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  10. YUM! I love this soup so much.

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  11. My hubby and I LOVE tortilla soup and your version looks delicious! I'm going to have to try this!
    Hey I awarded you with the One Lovely Blog Award this morning on my blog- stop by to get it. :)

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