Thursday, October 6, 2011

S+S chow: chicken enchilada soup

Since we are in Fall mode, we are totally craving warm soups. Chicken Enchilada Soup. What is not to love? We love chicken enchiladas and we love soup. What a pair. This soup is beyond amazing. This has definitely made it on to our regular go to rotation for meals. 

Chicken Enchilada Soup {via homemade by Holman}
3 cups chicken stock
2 skinless, chicken breasts
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ancho chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
4-6 jalapeno peppers, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen corn
1/2 cup tomato paste
8 oz cotija cheese, crumbled
8 oz pepperjack cheese, divided
1 cup cilantro, chopped
Tortilla chips

In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, add chicken stock and heat over medium heat. Add chicken breasts, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Simmer about 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken and set aside. Add tomatoes, jalapenos, bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the pot. Simmer about 30 minutes, covered until tomatoes have begun to break down. Add black beans, corn, and tomato paste and stir to incorporate. Add cotija cheese and half of the pepperjack cheese and stir to melt. Return chicken to soup and cook about 20 more minutes until desired consistency. 

Add cilantro, reserving some to top individual bowls. Ladle into serving bowls and top with crushed tortilla chips, reserved pepperjack cheese and cilantro.


  1. Holy Dinah that looks good- yumalicious!

  2. THANK YOU! I have always wanted to make this, believe it or not Cheesecake Factory makes a great one and every time I have had it there, I say I want to try and make it being the soup lover that I am!!
    So thank you..printing this out now, will let you know!

  3. This looks amazing! I've been looking for some new fall soup recipes so will definitely try this one!

  4. I've been dying for Chicken Enchilada Soup and this recipe looks like something I can do! Love it.

  5. Enchilada soup, yum. I need to try this recipe

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