Sunday, January 15, 2017

Carolyn Westbrook: Soup's On Sunday

This time of year it can be so cold and dreary. My Soup's on Sunday are an easy and delicious way to warm up a cold Sunday afternoon. This is one of my family's favorites and it is easy to make. Soup's on.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 large container of chicken broth
1 can of diced tomatoes and green chilies
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of Cumin
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 fresh jalapeno deveined and seeded, then minced.
1 yellow squash diced
1 zucchini diced
1 large can of diced tomatoes
2 carrots diced
1 large onion diced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of minced cilantro
1 avocado sliced
¼ cup of mozzarella cheese
Place 2 tablespoons of olive oil in large stock pot. Salt and pepper chicken and place in pot on medium heat. Add fresh garlic. Cook chicken until almost done. Add onion, carrots, jalapeno, add spices and cook until vegetables are soft. Add chicken broth, tomatoes and green chilies, and tomatoes. Add squash. Simmer soup for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add half of the chopped cilantro and stir. Serve in a bowl topped with a tablespoon of cheese, a slice of avocado and the remainder of the chopped cilantro.

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