Friday, November 16, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Soup

My husband's not much of a soup person (I know!) but I'm trying to change that. I figure if I keep slipping in these delicious, comforting bowls of goodness here and there he just might change his mind.

This particular soup reminds me of my chicken tortilla chili except it's creamier and definitely more of a soup. I love that it's literally a dump and go type of meal, I threw everything into the crockpot and let it work it's magic all day. Later I removed the chicken breasts, gave them a quick chop, added them back in and then it was time to eat. My kind of meal! This really does taste like you're eating chicken enchiladas, I used a mild sauce so it wasn't too spicy. The kids even gobbled it up.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

15 oz. can pinto beans, rinsed and drained (I had cooked up a bag of dry pinto beans and stuck them in smaller bags in the freezer so that's what I used. Use whatever kind you like, black or kidney would be good options)
14.5oz can diced tomatoes w/chiles (do not drain)
1 c frozen corn
1 bell pepper, chopped (I used red)
10 oz can mild enchilada sauce
10 oz can cream of chicken soup
1 c milk
1 1/2 tbsp mild chili powder
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Grated cheese for topping

Into a crockpot, dump beans, tomatoes, corn and bell pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together enchilada sauce and cream of chicken soup. Add in milk and mix well. Add to crockpot and stir. Place chicken breasts on top, mine were frozen even. Add in chili powder, give a quick stir and then cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Before serving, remove chicken and cut into chunks. Return to crockpot until ready to eat. Sprinkle cheese on top when you serve.

Some nice crusty bread would go great with this meal or even tortilla chips.

Adapted from: Real Mom Kitchen

Well I'm off to finish getting things ready for our oldest daughter's birthday tomorrow. She'll officially be a teenager, crazy! Wish me luck, I'll have a houseful of giddy 12-13 year olds for several hours tomorrow afternoon.


  1. I wasn't even hungry until I looked at this and now my stomach is growling! It looks and sounds amazing.

  2. Sounds nice - although I might use chicken stock and creme fraiche instead of the cream of chicken soup ... but then again...

    Have a nice week.


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