Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Crock Pot)

The little saying, "Crock pots: Cooks all day while the cooks away" is enough to put a smile on anyone's tired face. How wonderful is it to come home to a yummy meal that YOU did not spend time preparing- instead- you dumped things in a pot, turned it on, and magically, when you came home, it was calling your name.... check out this simple recipe....

4 large chicken breasts, no skin, no bones
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
* 2 serrano chilies, minced (optional)
1 49 oz. carton chicken broth
1/4 cup lime juice

Options for toppings:
tortilla chips
shredded cheese

Real simple: put the washed chicken breasts in the crock pot with the diced tomatoes (don't drain them, use the juice), onion, garlic, cumin, chilies, and broth. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours. Remove the chicken, shred it, add it back to the crock pot, add your lime juice- let it sit for a few minutes. Then place your tortilla chips (if desired) in the bottom of your bowls, ladle soup on top, add any other toppings you desire!

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