Hey ya’ll!! It has been a little bit of a chaotic week so I have not posted yet and I apologize BUT I am going to make it up to ya’ll by posting a crazy yummy recipe. I put this one in my column in Red River Moms a few months back and I have gotten lots of good feedback. I think ya’ll will like it and best thing is it only requires 5 main ingredients. You can add the optional toppings but the basic recipe calls for 5 things! I figured since many of you do not get an issue of Red River Moms, you might not have seen it. You can always view the issues of Red River Moms online though at http://www.shreveporttimes.com/section/redrivermoms if you want to. Just a little FYI for you in case you are interested. But just in case, I am going to post this deliciously easy and real recipe for you here today. It is a soup recipe. Ya’ll know I love soup and this one is a WINNER!!!
5 ingredient White Chicken Chili (I found this at http://www.gimmesomeoven.com)
Total cook time 15 minutes (this includes prep)
6 cups chicken broth (I use reduced sodium)
4 cups shredded chicken (you can use rotisserie or you can bake 3 chicken breasts or about 1 lb. and shred that…either is great)
2 15 oz. cans of Great Northern beans, drained
2 cups Salsa Verde (she gives you a link to make your own…but I bought mine at Brookshires. It is near the other picante sauce and salsas…Ethnic foods aisle)
2 tsp. ground cumin
optional toppings: diced avocados, chopped fresh cilantro, shredded Monterey jack or cheddar cheese, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips (I made my own and I will tell you how below)
Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, beans, salsa, and cumin to a medium saucepan or small stockpot. Stir to combine. Heat over medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Lower heat and let it come to a simmer, cover. Let it simmer for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm with which ever additional toppings you like.
So hearty and flavorful…perfect for a chilly fall night
Homemade tortilla strips
Now, this is very simple. Preheat your oven to about 325 degrees. Get you some corn tortillas. I take about 5 at a time and cut them longways into strips and then cut the strips in half. Spray a baking sheet with some cooking spray. Lay your strips on the baking sheet. Bake until the strips are crispy. About 10 minutes give or take. Remove from oven and let them cool. Voila! You made your own tortilla strips!! Yay you!!!