Chicken Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

"My kids love this soup! Sometimes when I am in a hurry I just buy the ready made cooked chicken with spices..this is easy and good." - Natalie

2 cups cooked chicken (I grill mine with fajitta seasoning to add more flavor)
1 small onion (I like red, but any will do)
1 small bunch cilantro (about 1/4 cup..sometimes I add a little more)
2 small red peppers
2 large carrots, grated
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
Sour cream (optional)
Cheddar-Monterey Jack Cheese Blend (optional)
6 cups of Chicken Stock
Corn tortillas cut into strips
Oil for frying
Add about 2 cups of the chicken stock to a large saucepan and heat to med.
Add the grated carrots to the stock.
Puree the cilantro, onion, and red peppers in a food processor and add to the stock and add remaining stock.
Simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
While simmering, heat up the oil in a deep pan and fry up the tortilla strips.
Add chicken.
Add black beanS.
Top with Sour Cream, cheese, and tortilla strips... also could add green onions, etc.


Natalie Bulkley said...

.oops. I forget to mention that I add a pinch of salt, ceyenne pepper, and pepper before serving.

Terri said...

When I made this I had forgotten to pick up the cilantro... that is the reason you don't see it in the photographs. :(

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