Sunday, June 15, 2008

Six Can Tortilla Soup

This is the lazy man's tortilla soup (or maybe, the working woman's). It's too easy but it's also tastes pretty good, it's healthy, and if you fix it up with some avocado, tortilla chips, shredded cheese or sour cream it adds a little authenticity for a six can recipe.

1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth (low fat and low sodium)
1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken*
1 (15 ounce) can black beans (rinse beans)
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained

Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, chunk chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through. THAT'S IT!!

Season in with some cumin, chili powder, pepper, garlic powder or jalapenos to your liking. (I highly recommend the cumin!)

*I do boil one or two chicken breasts and shred them instead of using canned chicken but it does add an extra step.

1 comment:

Ed Crotty said...

I have to say that this is far and away the best hot meal you can make for a family in 10 minutes.

Instead of cumin and chili powder, I just use a few tablespoons of taco seasoning ( which of course is just cumin and chili powder ). Then there is less to keep in the pantry.

My kids love it.