Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 1/2 c. milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can corn
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 4 oz. can green chilies
1/2 c. chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. ground red pepper (more=spicier)
Dash of chili powder
1 1/2 c. cooked chicken, cut up (I like rotisserie)
1 c. cheddar cheese

Cooking oil
Flour tortillas

For tortilla strips:
Heat oil in a skillet or pan
Tear the tortillas into small-ish strips
Fry in hot oil until lightly browned.
Drain on towel or paper.

For soup:
Saute onion in large saucepan. Add garlic for last minute.
Add milk and soup. Stir together until mixed well.
Add corn, tomatoes, chili peppers, oregano, ground red pepper, and chili powder.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
Add chicken and cheese, heat and stir until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through.
Serve with crispy tortilla strips on (and in) soup.