Welcome to January! It is so cold at my house and the wind is blowing so hard that it blew my back door open! This is not my favorite month of the year! I don't know if you are like me, but January seems to be such a let down after the holidays and then it's so cold that it seems like spring can't get here fast enough! This is when I crave comfort food and that means warm, delicious soup.
This chicken tortilla soup is so hearty and will warm your little heart that you will forget how cold it is outside! The best part, it is good for you!
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 - 28 ounce can tomatoes
2 ( 10.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 cup frozen corn
4 ounces chopped green chile peppers
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 cups of cooked chicken, chopped ( I used rotisserie chicken)
- In a large pot, heat oil over a medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until they are soft. Add the carrots and celery and continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, oregano, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and broth.
- Bring to a boil, and lower heat, simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in corn, chiles, beans, cilantro, and chicken. Cover the pot and simmer for about an hour.
- When serving, everyone can top their own soup with tortilla strips, avocado slices, cheese and chopped green onions. Enjoy!