WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

1 large chicken breast
32-36 oz chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 tbsp minced cilantro
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
8 corn tortillas

In a large saucepan, simmer chicken covered in water for about 30 minutes.
Remove chicken from broth. Add enough of the canned broth to make the needed amount of broth called for. Shred chicken into the broth; add the onion, garlic, and tomatoes. Simmer mixture for 20 minutes. Add the cilantro and simmer 10 minutes longer.

To serve, cut 1 tortilla per serving and place in the bottom of the bowl. Add soup and sprinkle 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese over the top of each bowl. Float a sprig of fresh cilantro on top of each bowl as a garnish, if desired.