Comfort Food

I should probably change the name of this thing to “a brit indifferent”, that’s how I’ve been feeling lately about blogging, especially after my long(-winded) post disappeared.

I’ve been keeping busy otherwise, specifically with trying out new recipes.  It seems all I do these days is try something new.  I think with the never-ending nasty weather, I just have to have something comforting.  Last night, it was Chicken Tortilla Soup.  It’s true, I’d never made it, but I found a great recipe.  If I have to offer one piece of advice it’s this: make sure your tortilla chips are still in the cupboard before you start; it’s not just a cleverly-named soup.

I can’t lay claim to this recipe, I found it at recipezaar, but here it is in its glory.

1 (46 ounce) can chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie from the deli is fine)
2 anaheim chilies, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
3-4 large tomatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp minced cilantro
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp chipotle pepper (optional)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 avocado, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, pulled from stem
1 lime, cut into wedges
2 cups crushed tortilla chips

-Throw everything except the garnishes in your crock pot and let it cook on high for 5-6 hours.
-Dress with garnishes and give it a squeeze of lime (a must:-) and you’re good to go!
-If you are not using a crock pot, sauté the garlic and onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil before adding the remaining ingredients.
-Simmer for at least an hour so that the flavors mix together.

**  I only used 1 tsp pepper, and not quite a tsp of salt.  I used Monterey-Jack cheese on mine.  You can also see from the photo that I took the time to delicately shred the chicken like it said in the directions pahahaha!  I also accidentally picked up serrano peppers instead of anaheim, but it was still really good.


20 responses to “Comfort Food

  1. It was absolutely delicious. I had two bowls full.

    Sorry to say, but the picture doesn’t do it justice. Looks like a small animal exploded although we know what he had for lunch.

    Love you Dear :o)

  2. Oh thank you Bryan. just what I needed to associate with that picture – right before supper.

  3. Sounds delish – I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Wow! That looks delish! I think I may actually try this one. 🙂

  5. Bwahahaha! Bry that was absolutely mannish and disgusting what you said, but hilarious!

    Looks good girl! Thanks for sharing! Especially right now when winter has decided to rear it’s ugly head again…

  6. suddenly i’m very very hungry…..

  7. It looks delicious. I’ll be darned if I can find cilantro anywhere in Gent though…

  8. looks damn tasty even if it has been likened to a small animal explosion.

  9. Mmmm. Suddenly I’m in the mood for some soup. 🙂

  10. Sounds tasty. I bet a man had something to do with not having the chips needed. It is the same way at my house.

  11. That looks and sounds delicious. I could certainly use some of that today, with my sinuses all plugged up and all.

  12. Looks very yummy! I made a chicken curry dish the other night that I had never made before but I will definitely make it again. I am NOT a cook, so making anything that doesn’t come in a box is amazing! People who experiment with food and can make all sorts of new things are my hero!

  13. My ma-in-law gave me this recipe a few years ago and it really is delicious. But yes, you do need to keep your hand out of the chip bag beforehand!

  14. Looks like something I’d like to try, but prehaps a little warm for Kay. Have a blessed weekend.

  15. I stumbled across you when jumping from blog to blog…I was reading about your Gran ((hugs))…are you from Greenock? My grandparents were from there and I think I recognised your description of the cemetery up on the hill.

  16. Siobhan, are you okay? Is all well with you and yours?

  17. Looks like you have been MIA just like I have. I recently just brought my Google Reader down from 300 to 9—of course many were not read or I would have gone out of my mind!

  18. WOWW Adding this to my bookmarks. Thank You ^_^

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