Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Most girls are mean.

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I realize that’s a very general statement, but my years of research have proven it’s true. & if they’re not mean, they’re probably insane. If they’re both, umm… I have no suggestions here. Pray for them????

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I like to think I’m in the insane category. At least the crazy ones are quirky! We are flawed, yes, but we keep it interesting. (Do you see how I’ve found a way to make myself sound perfect despite my insanity?)

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I wasn’t always crazy. I was a mean girl in my youth. In 6th grade, I lined girls up & made them take a quiz I created to see if they could join my friend group. If they didn’t select Limited Too as their favorite clothing store, they were immediately disqualified. But I have EVOLVED.

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Cheers to my fellow crazy girls who aren’t afraid to let their cuckoo shine!

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 2 tbsp of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 2 tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 6 corn tortillas, cut in small strips
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • S+P, to taste
  • Avocado, for serving
  • Cilantro, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees
  • Heat a tbsp. of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add zucchini + S+P, cook another 3 minutes
  • Add jalapenos + S+P, cook another 2 minutes
  • Add garlic + chili powder + cumin + crushed red pepper + S+P, cook another minute
  • Add fire roasted tomatoes + stock, bring to a boil
  • Add beans + corn + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add shredded chicken, cook for another 5 minutes
  • Stir in lime juice
  • Meanwhile, cut tortillas into thin strips + arrange on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet
  • Drizzle with olive oil + S+P + bake for 10 minutes
  • Serve hot with avocado + cilantro + tortilla strips, store the rest (tastes gooood the next day)
  • Use hands to scoop to mouth more quickly + effectively
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