Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
adapted from here
 This recipe is not your typical "throw ingredients into pot, walk out door" kind of crockpot recipe. It requires preparation of the sauce before you can combine everything in the pot. So while it's perfect for me-- I can prepare the sauce and throw everything together in the morning when I still have the motivation and energy-- it may not be the ideal crockpot recipe for working moms. But it would be perfect on the weekends, when you can prepare it and then go do something fun for a few hours, then come home to an already-cooked dinner!


3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
½ cup chicken broth
2 cups milk
1 can (15 ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 ounce) Rotel diced tomatoes and jalapenos
2 tbsp taco seasoning
1 package (10 ounce) frozen corn
½ cup onion, chopped
½ cup bell pepper, diced
2 cans (10 ounce) Enchilada sauce
2 whole chicken breasts
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour; keep stirring until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat and add the chicken broth and ½ cup of the milk, a little at a time, stirring to keep smooth. Return to heat. Bring sauce to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens. In a large bowl, whisk together the enchilada sauce and chicken broth mixture . Gradually whisk in remaining milk until smooth. Whisk in taco seasoning until blended. Set aside.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

 2. In a crockpot, combine drained beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, and bell pepper. Place the chicken breasts on top of the mixture. Pour sauce mixture over ingredients in cooker. Cover; cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. When you are ready to serve, shred chicken (I use two forks; if you have a better method that doesn't involve removing the chicken I'd love to hear it) and give the whole thing a stir.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

  Top with cheese and tortilla chips (like with chili and Fritos).

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe


  1. I LOVE chicken enchilada soup! This is perfect for fall, pinning!

  2. Yum - my mom makes this (I think it may be the same - or at least very similar - recipe) and I LOVE IT. I like to put shredded cheese on the top and scoop out the beans/corn/chicken with tortilla chips while I wait for the broth to cool. Mmmmm.

  3. Yum! I'll have to keep this in mind for when it cools down a bit.

  4. It'll be a great fall recipe!

  5. Haha neat! It really is the best way to eat it.

  6. Thanks! It was quite delicious. :)

  7. This sound so good! This is the time of year that I remember that I have a crock pot and should use it. Pinning this for later!

  8. I know, I always forget about my crock pot until about September! Thanks, Chelsea!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...