Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick, Healthy, & Budget Friendly: Chicken Bean Tortilla Soup with Ro*Tel

Looking for a budget friendly meal during the week that warms you up? Chicken Bean Tortilla Soup made with Ro*Tel will be happy to do that job. It's hard not to like a cheap meal that works it's magic by satisfying your stomach and your budget.


  • 1     can of Ro*Tel
  • 1     can of refried beans
  • 2     chicken breasts 
  • 1     tsp of jarred garlic
  • 1/2  tsp of onion powder
  • 2     cups chicken broth
Simmer the chicken breasts on low heat in enough water to cover them for 30 minutes. After they are cooked, let the chicken cool. Then shred the chicken after it's cooled by pulling it apart.

With a large pot, add the chicken broth, refried beans, shredded chicken, Ro*Tel, and add your garlic and finally, the onion powder. Cook on low heat for at least 30 minutes. 

What makes it tortilla soup? That's easy. Break out the tortilla chips and crunch and sop up the juices, along with chunks of savory chicken with a little shredded cheddar cheese thrown into the mix. What a satisfying week day meal! 


  1. Budget friendly. Easy to make. I like it!
    Ummm yum...shredded rotisserie chicken would go good with this too :)

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