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Chicken Enchilada Soup and My Top 10 Soup Recipes

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Last week, we had the weather change drastically here in Utah overnight. One day it was 89 degrees the next day it was 60 degrees. It’s also been raining off and on. The change in weather put me in the mood for soup. I went to my file of soup recipes I needed to try and found a couple I was ready to try out. This chicken enchilada soup is great because it’s made in your slow cooker.

It is very similar to the recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup I have posted before. However, it’s amazing how just a few changes to a recipe can really give you a different flavor. This soup tastes just like a chicken enchilada. I also love the flavor that the little sprinkle of pepper jack cheese adds. Also, you can adjust the heat by what type of enchilada sauce you use. I stuck with mild.

The original recipe came from …And a Cookie For Dessert but I did alter the recipe a little. I am also going to share with you today my top 10 soup recipes. These are soups that I have shared before. I’m sure that as I try other soups my list may change, but as of today here’s what it is.

Then, make sure to come back tomorrow. I’m gonna share the new bread recipe I served along side this soup in addition to sharing my favorite bread recipe to accompany all those soup recipes. You’ll be all prepared for soup weather!

My Top 10 Soup Recipes
  1. Creamy White Bean – this soup uses some great spices along with chicken, sour cream and whipping cream.
  2. Crock Pot Potato Chowder – a yummy creamy potato soup that can be make in your crock pot that gets it’s creaminess from cream cheese.
  3. Crock Pot Tortilla Soup – this is the one that is similar to today’s post.
  4. Chicken Enchilada Soup – the recipe I posted today.
  5. Creamy Potato – This creamy soup is made with skim milk, but you’d never know it. Delicious and creamy!
  6. Clam Chowder – a deliciously creamy chowder recipe that came from my mom.
  7. Cheddar Ham Soup – so cheesy and a great use for leftover ham.
  8. Taco Soup – can can do stove top or crock pot here. I love to make this one with leftover roast.
  9. Sweet Chili – my version of my mom’s chili recipe. I make it every year for Halloween. I also love to make Navajo Tacos with the leftovers.
  10. Creamy Chicken Noodle – this is my absolute favorite homemade soup. I think it is #1 for my entire family.

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

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  • 1 15- ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5- ounce can diced tomatoes I used the kind with sweet onion in it
  • 1 10- ounce package frozen whole kernel corn
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped yellow green, or red bell pepper (I used red, which is my favorite pepper)
  • 1 10- ounce can enchilada sauce I used mild
  • 1 10.75- ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 ½ cups milk I used skim
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper jack cheese 4 ounces
  • 2 chicken breasts


  • In a 3 1/2 to 5 quart slow cooker, combine drained beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, and bell pepper. Place 2 chicken breasts on top of mixture. In a large bowl, whisk together enchilada sauce and soup. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. 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.
  • Remove chicken and cut or shred into bite sized pieces. Add chicken back into soup.
  • Top with pepper jack cheese and serve. Can also be topped with avocado, sour cream, or crushed tortilla chips. Note: if the soup is too thick for you, just add a little more milk after it's all cooked.
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  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe blog chicken enchilada soup. I read your blog and find the best idea.

  2. Does anyone else use the large can of enchilada sauce?? I have been making this recipe for years now but always grab the 28 oz can of sauce. The soup consistency is perfect even with the extra liquid… just goes a little farther 😉 Also, I’m usually lazy and I just dump in a large jar of chunky salsa rather than all the veggies separately. We love it. One of our all time favorites!!!

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  4. Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe!! I’d had a ton of leftover pork butt that I’d cooked in the crockpot the day before, so I used that instead, plus some of the leftover juice. It was out of this world!!! My husband loved it, and with a little sour cream, it wasn’t too spicy for my one year old and my toddler, who both inhaled it! I’m going to do crockpot pork JUST for this soup!

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    1. I doubled it in my 7-quart crockpot, and that thing is nearly full to the brim! It’s going to feed my 5-person family for at least two to three days (might be more like 4). So I think you should be fine.

  10. Incredible Chicken Enchilada Soup – family loved it – perfect for those cold Utah nights… looking forward to trying some of your other recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I LOVE this recipe! This is the 2nd time I’ve made it, I follow the recipe except I add a can of green chili’s and some Cumin, Chili powder, and a little hot sauce since we like spice. Top with cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips. To die for!

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  16. Tried this tonight and added diced green chilies,velveta and cut up some tortillas
    …delish!!!!will def be making this again.

  17. Thanks for this recipe! I made it for Soup Night at our church and won! There was barely any left when I went up to try it for myself!!

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  19. If I had this in a restaurant, I’d be happy with it. I cook it on the stovetop, and it’s one of our faves! Thanks for the recipe! (I’m talking about the chicken enchilada soup, btw)

    1. I’ve made this soup several times and it is SO easy and a big hit with my family. I rarely have a package of just 2 boneless chicken breast halves, (usually more like 3 or 4) so it’s more like a stew, which is even better! I use canned tomatoes with green chiles (like Rotel) that add to the Mexican flavor, and the Pepper Jack cheese sprinkled on top gives it a zing! I must admit, I was a little freaked out the first time I layered raw chicken breasts on the veggies, but we were fine, and no salmonela (spelling?) poisoning! I have a very busy job and it’s so nice to come home to dinner “made”. Add a tossed salad and some corn muffins and we’re good to go! Thank you for the recipe!

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  21. The first night we ate this we both thought it was bland, so the next day I added chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Also added a small can of diced green chilis. WOW, what a difference! We couldn’t stop eating it! And it’s so easy! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. GREAT soup! I added a can of cream of corn and used Rotel tomatoes and used frozen chicken and Hubby. Loved. It! I doubled the recipe and all I have left is enough for lunch tomorrow. LOL. Thanks for sharing. I shared it via Pinterest.

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  28. When ate you supposed to add the milk? The recipe doesn’t specify and I added it right away and now worried I screwed it up 🙁

    1. Sarah,
      The milk goes along with the condensed cream of chicken soup. It is part of the soup recipe, which is printed on the can. If you added milk right at the start, you did the right thing.

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  30. Made this today and it was delicious! Doubled your recipe because we were having company and it’s already gone. Gonna have to freeze half next time so I have it on standby 🙂

  31. Hello! My husband and I LOVED this! The only difference in mine was another chicken breast and the addition of a can of fire roasted chopped chilies. It was spicy and delicious- mmm!

  32. This has become a weekly staple in our house. My husband and kids LOVE this meal. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  37. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe! Loved that it only took maybe 15 minutes to put together and into the crockpot! Changed a couple things. I used diced tomatoes w/green chilies and added a little bit of chili & cumin. Def will make this again and again!

  38. Thanks for sharing the chicken soup recipe. I made it today and it was wonderful!! Super easy and the flavor was great!!!
    Merry Christmas

  39. Thank you for this recipe! It is amazing! I have made it twice now. It is so easy to make and really, truly delicious. I am eating some now topped with monterey jack, cilantro, and tortilla chips.

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  45. Just made this soup! Smells great but tastes a little off.. There doesn’t seem to be much flavor. I followed the recipe to the T. Not sure what happened ]:

    1. If you need more flavor… add chili powder and ground cumin (traditional enchilada spices)… if you want it hotter (spicier) use rotel for the tomatoes….

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  51. Hi, I found you through Pinterest. I’m really excited to try your chicken tortilla soup! Thanks for sharing your great recipes.
    Warmly, Michelle

    1. Made this recipe using mostly fresh veggies from my garden (tomatoes, corn, green peppers & onion) and used a larger can of enchilda sauce than your recipe called for. Added some spice to the crockpot as well.. taco seasonings, cayenne pepper, and cocoa chili blend. It was fabulous!!! We topped it w/ tortilla chips and sour cream.. I will definatley make this again! One of my favorite “new” crockpot soup recipes!

    1. Made it today with 2 big frozen chicken boneless breasts from a freezer bag.. put them right in frozen.. and they came out fantastic!

  52. I found your site off of pinterest. I’ve made the chicken enchilada soup and my husband LOVES it. It’s on the must make again list. I’m going to try the pineapple meatballs later this week. I will be getting your cookbook. Thank you so much for posting these.

  53. Hi there, long time lurker here with my first ever comment! My only daughter is getting married to her lovely mexican boyfriend soon, and I’m tasked with preparing the wedding arrangements! I thought enchiladas would be a nice snack, so trying to find some good enchilada recipes. What do you think? Any other ideas?? Anyway, thanks for your hard work as ever…

  54. My family LOVES your creamy chicken noodle soup! I can’t get the link to work anymore though. The redirect isn’t working. Can you help? Thanks!

  55. This soup is great. Even my picky husband liked it. I used green enchilada sauce but other than that followed it exactly. Thanks for another great recipe.

  56. This enchilada soup recipe is great! Followed the recipe exactly. Served with a dollop of sour cream, some chopped scallions, and crispy tortilla strips on top. Awesome! Will definitely make this one again. Thanks!

  57. I've never posted on a blog before, but I absolutely HAD to for this recipe! This was SO freaking fantastic. I've made it 3 times in 2 weeks we love it so much! The first time I stumbled upon it I had no enchilada sauce, so I substituted taco seasoning mix…it was all I had. It was incredible! My family loves it and it is SOOO good the 2nd day.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  58. This was wonderful! Thanks so much for a great recipe. It's so creamy and has a great flavor. I might try medium enchilada sauce next time, but my husband loved it so much I'm afraid to mess with it too much 🙂 Thanks for a great recipe!

  59. I just made this last night. It was so yummy!! I already had some cooked chicken, so I just threw it all in a pot and let it simmer for a little while. I loved it better than taco soup.

  60. Hey I am about 4 hours west of SLC in nevada and we just had snow too! Thanks for the recipe sounds yummy and warm!

  61. Thank you for sharing this list. I am looking for more soup recipes our family will enjoy, and I appreciate having several in one place to reference!

  62. Laura,

    I'm so glad you did this post. I'm such a soup gal. I love it almost year round but Fall and Winter it's a staple. I have a similiar recipe for the chicken enchilada but I'm anxious to try the potato with the cream cheese.


  63. Wow i love all the recipes you posted! I was just thinking its soup weather and now I have a few more recipes to try!

  64. Thank you for this post. It has become soup weather here in NC for a few days too!! I am excited to try the crockpot potato chowder!

  65. This is super close to my Chicken Tortilla soup recipe! Hands down, my absolute favorite soup. I cut flour tortillas into strips and bake in the oven to serve on top.

  66. Thanks for all the wonderful soup recipes. Which brand of enchilada sauce did you use? Is there any difference in brands?