This is one of those soups that will probably never be duplicated exactly...because I was just putting together what I had on hand. Looking for a way to use some chicken breasts cooked on the grill that were too dry to eat as leftovers.
That jar with the green lid is a cilantro cooking base. It was on clearance. It was okay, but not great, so I wouldn't look for it again.
I had this frozen corn mix from Sam's. We didn't really care for it as a side dish, but it's good for soup!
So, we have corn, black beans, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, red bell pepper, chicken, chicken base, cilantro base, cumin, bay leaf, a little chili powder, basil and salt and pepper.
Everything is in the pot...ready to simmer....
When the soup was ready, I sliced some corn tortillas into strips and fried them until crispy.
A nice crunchy topper for the soup. I should have tried baking them instead - healthier that way.
This turned out to be a good combination. Hearty with the beans, but lots of veggies in there too.
I considered adding a diced sweet potato during the cooking, but I wasn't sure how it would go with the tomatoes.
So really, this is more of an idea for a soup than an exact recipe, but I will add it to the recipe page anyway.