Chicken Enchilada Soup

If you like Mexican food, just go ahead and make this. I can definitively say that your future self will thank you. It's hearty, healthy and so, so full of flavor.

I tried to fight it, making this recipe that is. I already had a recipe for a tortilla soup that I was perfectly happy with. But when I went home for Christmas and my sister made the soup she had been raving about, I had to admit it to myself: this one was better. 

So, just give in and make this soup for your own good.

As I mentioned this isn't one I can take credit for. But you can find it here.

And best of all, it is a breeze to make. Just saute the onions and throw everything else in a crockpot or just a regular pot and cook. Then pull the chicken out to shred and add it back again. If you don't have that much time and are willing to settle for slightly less succulent meat, just put the heat on medium and check the chicken after 15-20 minutes. 

The soup itself is great, but topping it is more than half the fun. Green onions, sour cream, grated cheese, avocado, hot sauce, red onions, salsa, cilantro, lime juice, chips, freshly fried tortilla strips. Go wild!


  1. :) definitely a keeper recipe

  2. Also: cut tortillas into thin strips and spritz with olive oil and toss with your fingers to coat and bake in a 350 oven, stirring/tossing a few times until crisp - about 15 minutes. Like "shoe-string" potatoes.
    Less calories and trouble than frying.

  3. I served this soup at my Last Day of the Year Ritual Deck Burning Party! I am a person who likes quantity, so I made a LOT! And it was GONE!! I was amazed! When I first tasted it, I thought it was a tad bland, but
    the condiments MAKE it! Thinking about this soup, I wish I had some now. Good job, Dani!

    1. So happy to hear it :)

      I know exactly what you mean regarding it being bland. Just have to think of it as a base. But when I want to kick it up a bit I add 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper or/and chopped jalepenos.