The Tortilla Soup Recipe (sort of)


Here's what's so darn funny about my tortilla Soup recipe - it's not even from scratch.

I start with two containers of Panera's Low Fat Tortilla soup. (I get it at Sam's). Additional ingredients:

16 ounces of low salt Swanson's Chicken Broth
8 medium size Campari tomatoes - diced
20 small golden sweet tomatoes - quartered
2 cups of frozen super sweet corn - not on the cob
1 package of boneless skinless chicken tenders

Seasonings:
1/2 cup chunky salsa - whichever your fave is, I go with Jack's Special Medium (Sam's or Costco)
3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
Webers Smoky Mesquite Seasoning - 1 teaspoon
Tone's Southwest Chipotle Seasoning (or Spice Islands Chili-Chipotle Seasoning) - to taste
Parsley - just looks impressive floating around the soup, doesn't really add anything.

Garnish:
Sargento's Mexican Blend Cheese
Fresh avocado cubed
Tortilla chips or strips

I sauteed the chicken tenders in olive oil and the Chipotle dressing using the Chicken Broth keep the meat moist. Once the chicken if fully cooked and coated with the seasoning, I dice it into bite size pieces. I toss everything into a large pot and let it come to almost a boil stirring every few minutes then I cut the heat and let it simmer. Garnish as desired and done. 

It's 82 degrees outside today but who else has a soup recipe to share?