Bare Cupboards Chicken Enchilada Soup

Hot out of the pot

Hot out of the pot

This is my go-to meal. When I am out of everything and my cupboards and fridge are bare, I invariably have the ingredients for this soup on hand – or some variation of them. It is a simple, fast, and delicious soup that can be adapted to fit any taste. If I don’t have chili beans I use any beans that I have and add a can of enchilada or hot sauce. If I don’t have cheddar cheese, I use what I have, and though I love the chips, the soup is good without them. But even when I do have everything in the recipe, I keep it simple because my kids are picky eaters.

Bare Cupboards Chicken Enchilada Soup

3 chicken breasts

1 small onion

4 cloves garlic

2 cans chili beans


3 cans chicken broth or bouillon

1 tsp cumin

3 tsps oregano

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 cup sour cream

Tortilla chips

Cayenne pepper (as much or as little as you like)

Melt butter in pan and grill chicken. Shred the chicken and put aside. Chop onion and garlic and roast in butter. Add all ingredients except cheddar cheese and chips. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and mix into soup or sprinkle individual bowls. Let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve and garnish with cheese and chips.


Posted on March 7, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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