Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tummy Warming Recipe

Snowy days like this are perfect for a delicious, tummy-warming soup and I thought I would share a quick and easy recipe with you. One of my favorite restaurants in my area, The Yancey House sends out a monthly newsletter; and the owner/chef Lucindy sent this Chicken Tortilla Soup for the month of December. To read more click here, YanceyHouse. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is my favorite snow-time soup. Not only is it easy and just wonderful . . . add extra garlic and no one will get a cold! Enjoy!

Saute 1-2 large onions, chopped, in a little olive oil. along with a chopped jalapeno pepper (seeded), a carrot or two sliced, 6 ribs of sliced celery, and as many minced garlic cloves as you can handle (let's say 6), and 1 - 2 lb. boned, diced, raw chicken thighs or breasts. After a couple of minutes (don't burn garlic), add 2 tsp. ground cumin, 1 TB. chili powder, Tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. black pepper. Throw in a few shakes of hot pepper sauce, if you like, and 2 14-oz cans diced tomatoes and 40plus oz. of chicken broth. Bring to boil, then simmer for 1 hour. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Cut soft corn tortillas into strips and fry them. (I buy my chips instead of making my own) Once the soup is ready, top with tortilla chips, sour cream, cilantro, and grated sharp cheddar cheese. YUM!.


  1. I have to try this, Gayle. It sounds so delicious!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family....all of God's blessings!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  2. Gayle, I think this is what I will take to my mom's on the 26th! I am in charge of the soup! Merry Christmas, and I am so excited for what 2010 will bring to you... a grandbaby!

  3. Oooooh, I adore tortilla soup, and am always on the hunt for a perfec recipe...thank you!