Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup


Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DinnerDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken

  • 1 white onion diced

  • 2 tbs olive oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1.5 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tbs minced garlic

  • 5 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup masa (harina de maiz)

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 can red enchilada sauce

  • 3/4 pound of Velveeta cheese

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed

  • Optional: Cheese avocado tortilla strips, tomatoes, jalapeños


  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil followed by the diced onion.
  • Add in the salt, cumin, chili powder, garlic and chicken broth.
  • Prepare the masa by slowly pouring it into the two cups of water, whisking until smooth.
  • Pour in the masa, enchilada sauce and velveeta cheese.
  • Once at a boil, add in the cooked shredded chicken and white beans.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Top with your favorite toppings!

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  1. Tonight my husband and I tried the Chessy chicken Enchilada soup it was kinda spicy my husband loved it but I can’t have spicy I can’t handle it

    • Try a mild enchilada sauce. There are levels of heat in enchilada sauces.

    • We don’t do spicy either. We buy mild enchilada sauce and it is still too spicy. Using a mild sauce in this it is not spicy because there is so much broth but you might try using a can of mild rotel instead.

  2. Try a mild enchilada sauce. Some enchilada sauces are spicy.

  3. I thought it would be spicy. It looks good, but I cannot have spicy either. I wonder if I removed the enchilada sauce if that would take care of the spicy? What could I substitute for the enchilada sauce? Any ideas?

  4. Eowyn Walker

    I made this last night for my husband and parents and we all loved it! I didn’t have any chicken on hand so I just added extra white beans which worked well. Even my husband who doesn’t normally like “spicy” things really enjoyed it!

  5. This was so good! I did add a can of diced tomatoes too. I didn’t think it was too spicy at all. Would love to see some recipes using masa, I have a lot left over!

  6. I so wanted to like this. This is the second recipe I’ve tried from Julia, and I was disappointed once again. It was really bland and had too much liquid.

  7. Taylor Gunderson

    Can this soup be frozen since it uses processed cheese?

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