I really do love these one bowl wonders. They save me so much time during the day when I want to eat. Instead of wandering around my kitchen aimlessly and opening and closing the fridge a dozen times, I can go to the freezer and pull out chicken to whip up a quick meal. However coming up with the recipe, any recipe is a messy ordeal for me. I don't know why but when I'm developing a new recipe, my kitchen looks like a food battle front. No matter how organized I try and stay, entropy happens. The only consistency is my notebook. As I try and develop broths or other recipes, I keep a consistent notebook. I didn't in the beginning. I always thought huh, I'll remember. Oh no, I wouldn't remember and would have to go over the process again. Such a waste of time and resources. Now, no matter how bad the kitchen gets, there is always a cleared space where the notebook resides. Also, when taking pictures, take them before you start eating. I can't tell you how many times that I get to a final recipe and think this is so damn good and before I know it, it's all gone. Take pictures after the first bite. Really.
You can if you like make this with Tofu and Vegetable broth, it is just as good that way. Though I guess at that point it would be called Tofu Tortilla Soup.
Whichever way you make it, enjoy.
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup Cooked Chicken, cubed
2 Bouillon cubes
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Coriander
1/4 tsp (light) Paprika
1/4 tsp (light) Garlic Salt
1/4 cup Cherry Tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup Corn (frozen or canned)
1/4 cup Peas (frozen or canned)
1/4 cup Black Beans (rinsed)
1/4 of an Avocado, chopped
Green or Red Onion
Juice of 1/2 a Lime
Tortilla strips gluten free
Mix spices and Bouillon together (I crush up my cubes). I use the word "light" to mean do not use an entire 1/4 tsp as it can be very strong. If you think it needs more later, then add it at the end.
Add to water and heat in the microwave on high 3 minutes
Add corn, peas and heat on high 1 minute
Add chicken and heat on high 1 minute
Add tomatoes, avocado, onion and cilantro
Add some tortilla strips to top
Add any cheese (cheddar, mozzarella etc)
Eat and enjoy
This was one of those moments I should have paused and thought, what am I missing. I was just so darn hungry that I forget to put on the tortilla strips and cheese before the pictures. It wasn't until afterwards editing the photos that I realized my mistake!
Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. If you would like to lower the calories, remove the black beans or the avocado. The 1/4 cup of Black Beans is 165 calories and the 1/4 avocado is approx. 104 calories