Warm Up From the Inside Out With This Flavorful 30-Minute Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe by Elizabeth Van Lierde

Warm Up From the Inside Out With This Flavorful 30-Minute Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Want to warm up from the inside out? There may be no better way than with this flavorful chicken enchilada soup recipe. Simple, flavorful soups like this chicken enchilada soup are my jam all year long. I love a dish that is hearty, but still healthy. This enchilada soup recipe also lets me have dinner on the table in just about half an hour – this soup truly does it all! 

Here's your shopping list for this Mexican-inspired, belly-warming soup: olive oil, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, cumin, chili powder, kosher salt, green chiles, green enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, shredded chicken, beans and chicken broth. The optional toppings include avocado, tortilla chips, cojita cheese, sour cream and cilantro.

Serve this gluten-free soup for dinner with your favorite side dishes or fresh-baked breads. The leftovers are amazing for lunch the next day.

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Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 25 minutes 
Total Time: 35 minutes 
Servings: 8



  • 1 1/2 ripe, fresh California avocados (1/4 avocado per bowl)
  • crumbled tortilla chips
  • crumbled cotija cheese
  • chopped cilantro
  • sour cream

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Recipe Notes

  • You could use navy beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans or even black beans, depending on your preference. 
  • If you want this soup to be really thick and creamy, add in 1 cup of heavy cream at the end. This will give the soup more of a creamier base, if desired.
  • Top this hearty soup with shredded cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, avocado, crumbled cojita cheese or even crushed tortilla chips.
  • Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The soup also can be frozen.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large dutch oven or stock pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add in the onion and bell pepper and cook until onion is translucent and bell pepper is tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Add in ground cumin, chili powder and salt. Stir mixture together and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. To the stock pot, add green chiles, enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, shredded chicken, white beans and chicken broth. Bring mixture to a simmer and then cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes to marry the flavors together. 
  4. Serve with fresh avocado slices, crumbled tortilla chips, cotija cheese, sour cream and/or fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 301

Total Fat: 6.6g

Saturated Fat: 1.1g

Cholesterol: 27mg

Sodium: 1047mg

Total Carbohydrate: 36.5g

Dietary Fiber: 8.6g

Total Sugars: 3.7g

Protein: 24.8g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 146mg

Iron: 6mg

Potassium: 1132mg

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That looks so delicious! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
Chicken tortilla soup is my jam, too! Love this recipe. Thank you for sharing the yum, Elizabeth Van Lierde !
Delicious and so easy to make!

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