A tasty recipe for a blustery day!
So, the snow situation isn't getting much better here. It hasn't snowed lately but it has been so windy that all the snow we have is drifting. This makes for blocked roads. We are unable to get to town now as our county road is blocked. Even with Mr. Farmer on the tractor clearing the way it blows shut before you can get back home. As our sweet 4 year old, lil farmer, often likes to say "good times...good times!" This is what it looks like out in our neck of the woods. This picture was taken yesterday...the drifts are getting bigger and bigger now.
So, when life hands you blowing and drifting snow make a big old batch of hot and tasty soup!!! Chicken Enchilada Soup is so yummy. You really have to try it! I think most people will have all the ingredients on hand except one. Masa Harina.....(golden corn flour) you MUST go out and get some. The soup will not have the corn tortilla taste without it.(it also thickens the soup)
Chicken Enchilada Soup Ingredients
1/2 c canola oil
1/2 ts cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chicken base
2 c Masa harina
3 c Diced yellow onions
4 qt Water (divided)
2 ts Ground cumin
2 c Crushed tomatoes
2 ts chilli powder
1/2 lb Process American cheese; cut
2 ts garlic - crushed or diced
3 lbs Chicken-- Cooked and shredded ( I boiled a whole chicken but you could use chicken breasts, drumsticks, thighs or canned chicken. Your choice!
In a large pot, place oil, chicken base, onion and spices. Saute until onions are soft and clear, about 5 minutes In another container, combine masa harina with 1 quart water. Stir until all lumps dissolve. Add to sauteed onions, bring to boil. Once mixture starts to bubble, continue cooking 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Coooking the masa harina will eliminate any raw taste from masa harina. Add remaining 3 quarts water to pot. Add tomatoes; let mixture return to boil stirring occasionally. Add cheese to soup. Cook stirring occasionally, until cheese melts. Add chicken; heat through. Makes 1 1/2 gallons or 16-20 servings.
You can garnish with a few tortilla strips. To see how I make my Easy Tortilla Crisps click here or just crunch up a few tortilla chips....serve and enjoy! I hope you love it as much as we do. I suppose you could put a dollop of sour cream on but we like it just as is with a few crisps for crunch!!