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Best (AKA Easiest) Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you know me, you know that a typical conversation with me goes like this:

[The year is 2017]

Me: Hey girl!  I just watched the most hilarious show the other day on Netflix, you’ve gotta check it out!

Friend: Cool!  What’s it called?

Me: It’s called 30 Rock!  It’s named for a building in Rockefeller Plaza!

Yep, I’m that girl that catches onto things about 13 years after the rest of the world finds out about them. (And the previous example was an INTENTIONAL EXAGGERATION you guys – I started watching 30 Rock only like 5 years after it was huge.)

The same thing happened with me and the slow cooker.  It got super popular around 10 years ago among my friends, but I didn’t actually consider using it until pretty recently.

MY LIFE HAS FOREVER CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

And one reason why is this chicken tortilla soup recipe.  Seriously, it is super easy and super healthy.  Dump all the ingredients in the pot before you leave in the morning.  Set it on low.  When you return home, the delicious aroma of oregano and cumin will waft throughout your home, and you’ll be all like OH SWEET I AM FINALLY NOT EATING CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH FOR DINNER AFTER THIS CRAPPY DAY AT WORK!

Chicken Tortilla Soup             Photo Credit: Heather Likes Food blog

I make this recipe like twice a month (which is a lot considering the recipe feeds two people for like 4 days.  I hate eating the same thing over and over and over again, but this I can do.  Also, how are boys so much better at eating the same food for about 12 years, while I get sick of my leftovers 2 days later?)

This recipe is awesome, plus it’s very forgiving if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand.  Like, I rarely have enchilada sauce or green chilis.  Sometimes I just use 1-2 cans of diced tomatoes, or sometimes I even use a jar of salsa (if I feel like living on the edge).  I pretty much never have limes or cilantro on hand, and sometimes I add in more beans (because #fiber and #regularity, duh).

So give it a try, will ya?!  You probably already know that the slow cooker is the best invention ever, but if you’re like me and you’re late catching onto this trend (and most other trends with which civilization is already well-acquainted), this recipe will make you a believer!

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