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Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Spicy Tortilla Soup

Soup for dinner.  It’s that time of year.  There’s just something cozy about a warm bowl of soup.  This is my go to recipe for tortilla soup and its very versatile…you can really put almost anything in it and it will taste amazing.  Everything could even be dumped into a crockpot in the morning and you would have a perfect batch of soup ready just in time for dinner.  

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup
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  1. Pre-cooked chicken (about 2 chicken breasts) and chopped or shredded
  2. 32 oz carton low sodium chicken broth
  3. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  4. 1/2 cup diced onion
  5. 1 poblano pepper
  6. 1 bell pepper (I used red, but any color will work)
  7. 1 zucchini - diced
  8. 1 can diced tomatoes, with juices
  9. 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  10. 2 Tbsp corn meal
  11. 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  12. 1 tsp chili powder
  13. 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  14. garnish
  15. sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, shredded cheese, corn tortilla strips
  1. Cook chicken and set aside.
  2. Saute the onions in the olive oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Then add the poblano pepper and bell pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped zucchini and diced tomatoes, along with the tomato juice, and continue to simmer. Add the cumin, chili powder, and salt. Stir well.
  5. Then add the chicken broth and the (rinsed and drained) black beans and turn the heat to medium-high and let it just start to come to a boil.
  6. Meanwhile, mix the corn meal in 1/2 cup hot water and let it sit for several minutes until it's mostly dissolved. Once dissolved in the water (will have a sort of pasty appearance), mix it in the soup. This really adds to the flavor of the soup!
  7. Once the soup begins to boil, turn the heat to low and allow the soup to simmer. This is where I like to start sampling and add more spices if necessary...such as more cumin or more salt. I like to let it simmer with a lid for about 30 minutes before eating.
  8. When soup is served, garnish with chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, shredded cheese, and tortilla strips.
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