Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicken Tacos & Chicken Tortilla Soup

These chicken tacos are really yummy. It makes probably 10-12 servings, so you can cut the recipe in half, or you can make it all then use the leftovers for the chicken tortilla soup recipe below!

Chicken Tacos

4-5 frozen chicken breasts
16 oz black bean & corn salsa
1 cup brown rice
chicken broth
toppings (sour cream, cheese, avocado)

-Place chicken breasts in the crock pot & top with salsa. Cover & cook on low for 5-7 hours.
-Shred chicken.
-Cook 1 cup brown rice in chicken broth. Add spices if desired (I used cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt & pepper).
-Place shredded chicken on a tortilla. Top with desired toppings (I used the ones listed above. I also put the rice on the taco, but you can eat it on the side).

Chicken Tortilla Soup (from

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked
  • 1 cup white hominy
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • crushed tortilla chips
  • sliced avocado
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • chopped green onions

  • Directions
  • -In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth, and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • -Stir in corn, hominy, chiles, beans, cilantro, and chicken. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • -Ladle soup into individual serving bowls, and top with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices, cheese, and chopped green onion.

  • Modifications: of course I left out the onion & used onion powder instead. I also nixed the corn & used a can of hominy instead of just a cup. We ate about half of the chicken taco base, then I used the leftovers in this recipe. So yummy!

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