Monday, May 4, 2009

Cinco de Mayo 09

The makings of a delicious chicken tortilla soup:

1 small onion
1/2 cup carrot--diced
1/2 cup celery--diced
1/4 cup green pepper--diced
3 cloves garlic--minced
2 cups chicken broth
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 packet taco seasoning
2 breasts chicken, raw
1 1/2 cups corn
1 14 oz can black beans
1/2 lime--squeezed
shredded cheese
sour cream
tortilla strips

Saute veggies in oil. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, seasoning, and chicken breasts. Simmer on med-high for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Shred chicken. Add corn and black beans. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in the fresh lime juice. Serve with steamed rice, shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.