Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday's Santa Fe Chicken Soup $5.08

This isn't from the Jillian Michaels program, but I think she'd approve! Enjoy - get the kitchen cleaned up early, and remember to do pushups or sit ups or some wall sits during each commercial break tonight while watching The Biggest Loser! (I challenge you to hold an elbow plank for one whole commercial! - then work your way to two)

Santa Fe Chicken Soup ($5.08)

1/3 cup Brown Rice (.10)
approx. 1 lb chicken breast (2.00)
1 lime, halved (.29)
2 tsp taco seasoning (.10)
6 corn tortillas (.31)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil (.10)
1 clove garlic, minced (.05)
1/2 onion, chopped (.05)
1 can (4 oz) diced green chilis (.79)
1 box chicken broth or 2 cans chicken broth (1.29)
1-2 cups water

Cut chicken into smallish pieces - approx 1" chunks - cover with lime juice then 1 tbsp taco seasoning. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in large pot over medium heat, add garlic and onion, saute until onion is soft - 5 minutes, add chicken and saute another 5 minutes, add chilies and saute an additional 2 or so minutes. Add 2 cans or 1 box of chicken broth, the uncooked brown rice, and the other 1 Tbsp of taco seasoning. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to very low ... leave covered for 40 minutes, then uncover for the last 8 minutes ... soup in an hour!

You'll also need to cut tortilla chips into 1/2 inch strips and bake to crisp - about 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven (you can do this anytime in the cooking process).

To serve, place a few baked tortilla strips in the bottom of bowl, spoon 1/4 of the soup onto the tortillas, then top with a few more tortilla strips, a Tbsp of salsa, and sour cream and cilantro if available!

A perfect meal that needs no side dishes!

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