There was snow capping our nearby mountains this morning and the weather has made for cozy days INSIDE the house. I wanted to make soup for dinner, but was missing an ingredient or 2 from each of my choices. Then I got the brilliant idea to combine the two and BOOM! magic was being made in my crockpot.
Since I showed you what it's like outside, I thought I would show you what's going on inside the house too :)
Cozy blankets are being cuddled by humans and dogs alike. As a matter of fact, the younger 2 girls are at nap right now and the older 2 are having quiet reading time under this very blanket.
When I'm done on this post, this is what I'll be doing. Working with my yarn and reading my new Martha Stewart Living magazine. That purple yarn is by far the most expensive yarn I have ever purchased. It's angora and so soft! The picture doesn't do it justice, but it has this really pretty iridescent sheen to it. I'm in love!
And then there's the fire....oh how nice it is to have a roaring fire in the hearth. The kettle of bubbling apples, cinnamon and orange slices on top is making the house smell amazing.
And now, onto the recipe:
Chicken Tortilla Chili Soup
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 bag (10 oz) frozen corn
- 1 can of chili beans in mild sauce
- 1 (mine was 10 oz) can of enchilada sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning (homemade or packaged)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 small can diced green chilies
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 can refreid beans
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
In the crockpot, place the chicken breasts (uncooked). Pour everything else over the top and cook on low for 8 hours. Take the chicken out, shred it and put it aside. Whisk the re-fried beans into the liquid mixture and add the chicken. Cook for 30 more minutes, or until it's heated through. Serve garnished with shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, tomatoes, avocado chunks, green onion, olives, crispy tortilla strips or anything that you want.
I don't usually cook with so many canned ingredients, but it is nice to have some on hand for busy or lazy days when you just want to make something fast or need something easy to make. This soup was well received by all members of my house hold, even the kids.
It was a nice way to end our chilly day!