I almost didn’t post anything today. I had sinus surgery on Monday where they basically grinded away all of the inflamed tissue and small bones (sorry, too graphic?) in my sinuses (due to cystic fibrosis) which will hopefully prevent frequent pneumonias in the near future. I was sent home with a stash of strong pain meds but I’ve tried not to take them due to my kidneys so I have been pretty uncomfortable and really fatigued – too fatigued for even cooking.
Don’t worry, that all changed today when I shuffled into my kitchen and threw some ingredients into my crockpot.
Don’t you just love the crockpot?
With zero effort, my belly was filled with complex, comforting layered flavors of Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup that tasted like I had been slaving away for hours, when really, I was taking a nap.
This soup is scrumdiddlyumptious (how have I been blogging this long and not yet used scrumdiddlyumptious??!) – seeping with all the flavors of my favorite Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas – but in a soup! Tangy, zesty salsa verde broth with a splash of refreshing lime and hint of honey all simmering with cumin, smoked paprika chili powder, chipotle powder, and oregano all melding together, seeping into the increasingly tender chicken, hearty white beans, corn, zucchini and poblano peppers.
All topped with freshly baked tortilla strips – or you can top with store bought tortilla strips or tortilla chips – they are all delicious. I personally like to go the homemade tortilla strips route because all you do to make them is cut the tortillas with your pizza cutter then bake for 10 minutes. It makes me feel somewhat domestic when the soup is this easy.
To push the soup over the edge into deliciousness bliss, pile it high with all your favorite Mexican toppings – Mexican cheese, cilantro, avocado and sour cream. You have just created a soup so slurp worthy delicious, you will never need to order chicken tortilla soup at a restaurant again and so easy, you can toss it together even days after surgery…because then you get it to devour it by the bowlful for days after surgery. My real intentions revealed.
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup – just what the doctor ordered when you’re fatigued, crazy busy or simply want to put your feet up and still enjoy a tantalizing bowl of hearty fiesta salsa verde soup.
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