Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love soup!  I know everyone says it, but in the Winter I am all about soup.  I am constantly trying out new recipes for soups.  This one was perfect for a family reunion we were having and I needed something easy and light because my Aunt was bringing my grandma’s traditional stuffed cabbage.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is the perfect dish to throw into a crockpot, or a soup pot (if you don’t have one).  I have cilantro in this recipe and my knowledge on this is… you either LOVE IT or you HATE IT!  Feel free to omit it if you choose, but you will loose some of the Mexican flavoring if you do.  Parsley is a fair substitute.  Sprinkle some of my favorite Gluten-free tortilla chips and you are good to go!

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Grandma’s Crispy Fried Chicken Circa 2012

I remember eating my Grandma’s fried chicken as a kid…we would wait for Sunday dinner and it would take all day.  The Crisco was out, the deep fryer was cooking away and it seemed like it took hours for her to finish, but it was well worth every last crunchy fried goodness that you licked off your fingers (you know what I mean! It was that good!).  The crispy pieces crunched at first and then were melted fried heaven in your mouth. Mmmm, I literally can still taste it.  I also had the metabolism of a jack rabbit then, so it didn’t matter what I ate.  Fast-forward to 2012, a little older (haha) and a little wiser to the effects of trans-fats on the body.  But I digress, I was searching for a way to mold the two worlds and I think I found something that has all the juiciness of a good fried chicken with as much health as you can possibly get with the word “fried” in it. [Read more...]