With busy schedules and full-time jobs, ‘gourmet’ takes on different faces throughout the week. So when we find a recipe or a product that can add a little more gourmet to a hectic work day, we get pretty excited. Our latest find is Canterbury Naturals Rustic Fireside Tortilla Soup mix. It’s a dry mix, containing various dried vegetables and different spice packets. The beauty is, all you need to add is water and a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast.
Preparation couldn’t be easier. Add all the contents of the dry mix and spice packets, along with 7 1/2 cups of water, to a large pot. Submerge the chicken breasts into the water/spice mix. No need to cook or dice the chicken first. Then you just bring to a boil and let cook for 20 minutes. After that, you’ll need to pull out the now cooked chicken breast and shred with a fork. Add the shredded chicken back into the soup and simmer for an additional 20 minutes. That’s it! You won’t believe what a great soup this makes.
Add your own touch with an array of toppings and garnishes. Some of our favorites are; crushed corn chips, grated cheese – pepper jack is especially good with this, diced avocado, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream.
Our only warning, this soup mix is not always easy to find. My local Whole Foods used to carry this, along with some of their other soup varieties, but then one day, I could no longer find it. Same scenario happened at my local Sprouts market. Missing our tortilla soup, and not having a ton of luck finding it in the store, we bought it on Amazon. Of course, a week later, there it was on the shelf at Albertsons! Seek it out, you won’t be disappointed. Bon Appetit!