Tortilla Soup

Don't let this long list of ingredients stop you - most of these items are in your pantry or fridge.


Makes 6 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Cajun-style stewed tomatoes
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, pressed
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons half-and-half
1 green onion, thinly sliced
Tortilla chips
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican four-cheese blend (optional)
Sliced green onions (optional)


Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; add chicken and next 4 ingredients, and simmer 20 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and, if desired, cheese and green onions.

LeAnne Poindexter, Potomac Falls, Virginia,

Southern Living

January 2004
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