Enchilada Soup Recipes

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finished soupThis is a recipe that I tried to taste like my favorite soup at a restaurant we go to. Surprisingly, it tasted better than the restaurant and now I can make it at home anytime I want it! My kids love this soup and we all fight for the leftovers.


Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: A lot of soup!

Source: I've been making it so long that I don't remember where I adapted it from.


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 lb chicken, cooked and cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup masa harina (in the Latin food aisle)
  • 3-4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup enchilada sauce (I use mild)
  • 1 lb Velveeta cheese, diced (generic is fine)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

If you like it spicy, try a hotter enchilada sauce.


  1. Heat oil in large cooking pot, over medium-low heat. Add onions and garlic, stirring frequently. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 7-8 minutes.
  2. onion in pan
  3. Add chicken broth.
  4. adding chicken broth

  5. Combine masa harina with 3 cups of water and whisk until smooth. Add to pot.
  6. mixing base for soup
  7. Add enchilada sauce, Velveeta, salt, chili powder and cumin. Stir soup until smooth. Bring to a boil.
  8. mixing soup
  9. Simmer on low for about 25 minutes, stirring frequently, every minute or so. If the soup is a bit too thick, add another cup of water. If it's too thin for you, you can mix a little more masa with a little more water and add to the soup. It really thickens up the mixture!
  10. During the last few minutes of cooking time, add your chicken.
  11. adding chicken

  12. Garnish with cheddar cheese and tortilla strips, if desired. It's also delicious on it's own!
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January 26, 2012

One word says it: Yummy!

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October 4, 2009

Does anyone have the recipe for Chili's chicken enchilada soup? Thank you.

By kathy from Charleston, SC


October 7, 20090 found this helpful

I have never had it so it is hard to judge the recipes but there is a copycat recipe for it here:

or check out the google results for others:


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September 16, 2011

How do I can chicken enchilada soup?

By Karen from Loran, OH

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