- Posted by Johanna on December 10, 2005 at 11:50 pm
- Category: Recipes and Food
I figured out my favorite thing to do with leftover turkey or chicken: make tortilla soup. The following is a yummy one-serving recipe:
Heat one cup of chicken broth in a small saucepan. Add one small tomato, chopped, and oregano (1/4 teaspoon), onion powder (3/4 teaspoon – you can use minced onion instead, but I was too lazy to cut one up), and red pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer for five minutes.
While that’s cooking, cut a tortilla into thin strips. Spray a baking sheet with oil or cooking spray and bake the strips in a 450 degree oven for about five minutes, or until toasted as you like them.
Now, add 1/2 cup of chopped cooked turkey or chicken to the soup and cook for an additional five minutes. To serve, sprinkle with a couple of tablespoons of shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, or I use the Kraft bagged Mexican cheese mix — the kind without the taco spices) and the tortilla strips. Enjoy!