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Chicken Enchilada Soup

This soup is another one of my staff potluck hits. It’s thick, hearty, and pretty darn healthy, too. Now what’s not to love about that? Here is my heavily modified adaptation from an Allrecipes submission. Feel free to add/omit/substitute any of the ingredients as needed.

**This is also a perfect leftover turkey dish. Just sub out the chicken for turkey and you’re good to go!

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Ingredients:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 bag frozen corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups chicken broth, divided
1/2 cup masa harina
3 cups enchilada sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped

Directions:

In a large pot over medium heat, cook chicken breasts in oil until well browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.

Cook the onion, red bell pepper, and garlic in remaining oil until softened. Pour in 7 cups of chicken broth.

In a small bowl, whisk together the masa harina and 1 cup broth until well blended. Pour into pot with enchilada sauce, salt, both chili powders, and cumin. Bring to a boil.

Shred the cooked chicken and add it to the pot along with the corn and black beans. Reduce heat and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until thickened. Adjust seasonings as necessary. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.

Told you this is a healthy soup.

Told you this is a healthy soup.

Enchilada sauce should be a soup by itself.

Enchilada sauce should be a soup by itself.

The masa is the star ingredient in this recipe.

The masa is the star ingredient in this recipe.

I love my Le Creuset dutch oven.

I love my Le Creuset dutch oven.

Topped with crispy friend tortilla strips. Thinly slice white corn tortillas and fry them up in hot oil until golden brown.

Topped with crispy friend tortilla strips. Thinly slice white corn tortillas and fry them up in hot oil until golden brown.

All done.

All done.

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11 Comments

  1. Bailey's friend and Patty's partner says

    I love this soup. I have so much every time you make it. Nice shots of the whole cooking process…

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