Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe comes together in only 30 minutes and makes for one of the easiest and most flavorful soups you’ll ever make! Serve it tortilla chips to give it a nice salty crunch or avocado to create that nice smooth texture! Either way it is so easy and delicious!

Prep:5 minutes

Cook:25 minutes

Total :30 minutes

Serves:6 servings


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

1 jalapeno, seeds and stem removed (optional)

1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)

1/2 cup masa harina

3 cups chicken broth

2 1/4 cups red enchilada sauce (authentic version, easy 10-minute version, or 2 10-ounce cans)

3 cups cooked shredded chicken (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 14-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 14-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

2 4-ounce cans green chiles

1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

4 ounces cream cheese

Toppings: avocado, tortilla chips, sour cream, queso fresco (optional)


Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, jalapeno (if using) and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, until onions become translucent.

Add masa harina and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add chicken broth, enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, black beans, diced tomatoes, green chiles and salt.

Stir together to combine and cook for about 10 minutes, uncovered, until the soup begins to simmer. Make sure to stir the soup occasionally to make sure the masa harina gets fully distributed throughout the soup.

Remove the Dutch oven or pot from the heat and add the cream cheese. Stir it into the soup until it completely dissolves and melts.

Serve immediately with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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