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Chicken Enchilada Soup - Chili's Style


Love the Chicken Enchilada Soup from Chili's? Then try this recipe.

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon chicken soup base
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 (8 oz). can tomato sauce
  • 1 (19 oz.) can enchilada sauce (or two 10 oz. cans)
  • 6 small corn tortillas*, minced
  • 16 oz. Velveeta, cubed
  • 1 cup co-jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 22 oz. bag Tyson roasted and diced chicken, thawed
  • 1 can whole kernel corn**, drained (optional)
  • Garnishes: pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded cheese, crunchy tortilla strips


Servings 1
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Step 1

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat, and saute' the onions until they are tender. Add the minced garlic and cook another minute or two, then scrape the onions and garlic into your crock pot. Add all the other ingredients, except the chicken and corn. Cook over high heat for two hours or low for four. Whisk until smooth (you may wish to use a stick blender). Add the chicken pieces and corn and heat through, maybe another 30 minutes to one hour. Check seasonings, and garnish as you like before serving.

**Chili's chicken enchilada soup doesn't have corn in it, but it's delicious in this, amplifying the corny flavor of the tortillas. You could even go crazy and also add a can or two of black beans. That would be yummy, too.


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