Chicken Tortilla Soup on a Frosty Kansas Night

3 11 2011

Evelyn McIver
Buhler, Kansas

Last night was really the first truly “frosty” night here in Kansas, and we had an invitation to Jim & Evelyn McIver’s home for dinner…one of my favorite evening activities, by the way.  Evelyn had prepared this delicious soup from a recipe she got from her sister-in-law, Pat Franz. She served it with some fresh, homemade bread and a delicious pumpkin dessert…but the soup was definitely the star of the show!

3 T. parsley
3 T. lime juice
3 T. olive oil
3 T. minced onion
3 t. cumin
3 c. chicken broth (ok to use 1/2 to 3/4 c. more broth if desired)
1/8 t. salt
1 can tomato paste
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
3 cans Bush’s black beans, DO NOT DRAIN
3 c. corn
3 chicken breasts, cooked, chopped but not too fine

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.  Add chicken last and do not stir too much to break up.  Simmer gently for several hours or on low all day.

Serve with optional toppings:  tortilla chips, Monterrey Jack or Mozerella cheese, avacados


I agree!  I’ve made several versions of Chicken Tortilla Soup and this was wonderfully rich!  You could top with some shredded cheese, sour cream, avacados or ??? but honestly, it doesn’t need it!  Evelyn just served with some crunchy tortilla chips on the side.  Wonderful!  Thanks much!

118 N Main, Buhler, KS 67522



4 responses

3 11 2011
Designs On You

Well, I guess I know what’s for dinner Saturday night!! Looks and sounds delish…thanks for sharing the recipe, Vicki!! 😀

5 11 2012
Vicki Adrian

Hi Trudy… You will LOVE this recipe! Magic ingredient is FRESH cilantro! Love it! Nice to hear from you girl!

4 11 2012
Paula Gossman

My office is also a polling place location and Tuesday will be a madhouse out in our lobby. I was thinking of making a pot of soup to take and share with coworkers to eliminate the need to go out for lunch. I think I just found our Lunch!! Can/t wait to try it. Love recipes that you just “Dump” it all in the pot and let cook. Thanks for sharing!

5 11 2012
Vicki Adrian

Hi Paula… This is always a favorite with both our clients and the staff, and so very easy to do. I just brown the hamburger & onions the night before, put in a zip lock bag and chill, then add all the other ingredients into the crock pot in the am…I will tell you the magical ingredient is FRESH cilantro for this recipe. You can use dried, but it is never the same. 🙂 Enjoy your CRAZY day…and don’t forget to VOTE!!! ~Vicki

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