Friday, February 11, 2011

Chicken Enchilada Soup

This is my absolute favorite soup. Any time it's even slightly chilly outside, I make this soup. Actually, I even make this soup in the middle of summer. It's just that good. I don't really have a recipe with exact measurements...I just make it the way I've seen my mom do it a million times.

  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 3 cups chicken broth (if you use cans, I'd say a couple cans)
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can corn (or frozen corn)
  • 1 can black beans (optional)
  • avocado (optional - for topping)
  • grated cheddar (optional - for topping)

Start out by sauteing your chicken breasts. Season with cumin and whatever you normally use for chicken. Add the chopped onion to the skillet and some chopped garlic.

While that's cooking, pour the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth into a big pot. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir in the chili powder. Probably about 2 tablespoons or so, depending on how spicy you like it. This is what gives it the "kick." You're going to change the color from yellow to a nice orange-y the color of enchilada sauce :)

Taste the broth and add whatever you feel necessary...more garlic powder, salt&pepper, etc. I use quite a bit of chili powder as Danny and both like it pretty spicy. Suit your taste.

Once the chicken is done in the other skillet, cut it up and add it and the onions into your soup pot. Add in all the other ingredients - 1 can of Rotel and 1 can of corn (drained). If you want to add black beans, make sure you drain and rinse them well. If I have a can in the pantry, I'll add them...if not, I don't. That's pretty much it. Now let it heat up and cook for a few minutes.
Top your bowl off with some chopped avocado, salsa, and a sprinkle of grated cheese.


  1. I think this is the quickest, yummiest recipe we have that we never get tired of.

  2. Sounds really good! Can't wait to try it!