Chicken Tortilla Soup




  1. Place a large saucepan on the stove over medium heat.  Add the olive oil and onion.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and saute for approx. 2 min.  Add the garlic and jalapeno. Saute for 2-3 minutes, or until onion is just becoming golden.
  2. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, water, diced tomatoes, black beans, and corn. Raise heat to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, stir in rice. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for for 15 minutes for white rice or 30 for brown, or until the rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the chicken and stir.  Add the cheese.

Optional:  Serve with tortilla strips, shredded cheese, sour cream ,cilantro, guacamole and/or lime wedges.