Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is one of my all time favorite soups to have simmering on the stove in the Winter. Chicken Tortilla Soup has a distinctive aroma when it is cooking all day. It is truly a simple soup to make. You can either use chicken right out of the freezer and toss it in a pot of water, boil it, then pull it apart. This gives you some good non salty chicken stock. You can also take chicken right out of the can. I boil a lot of my chicken a head of time and dice it up and freeze it so I can pull together different dishes during the week quickly and easily.
Chicken Tortilla Soup has many variations. Google Chicken Tortilla Soup and you are swimming in recipes. I use a low salt chicken broth from Whole Foods to keep the sodium level down. Today is a perfect soup day, it is snowing and practically a white out. I start out by chopping my red onion and peppers and sauteing them, I also throw in some dried onions to get the house smelling like mama is cooking up some Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Aah the Chicken Tortilla Soup is ready to be served. I simmer the soup for about an hour and it is ready to be eaten. We like adding a big green salad with this and eat that all day. You can top it with sour cream or a greek yogurt spiced with cumin and chili powder.