Chicken Enchilada Soup: A Spicy Delight

Chicken Enchilada Soup Soup can be one of the healthiest and tastiest food choices out there. But it can also get boring if you don't branch out and explore different recipes. If you or someone you cook for is a...

Chicken Enchilada Soup
Chicken Enchilada Soup

Soup can be one of the healthiest and tastiest food choices out there. But it can also get boring if you don't branch out and explore different recipes. If you or someone you cook for is a fan of spice, here's a recipe to try.

This Chicken Enchilada Soup has a good kick to it. Also, the amount of spice in this soup can always be adjusted if you want it to be more on the mild side or if you want to it to be super spicy. Options are always a good thing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 cup masa harina
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce (check with the taco supplies or international section of your grocery store)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, on medium heat, cook the chicken with the oil until the meat is browned on all sides.
  2. Remove the chicken and set aside. In the remaining vegetable oil cook the minced onions and garlic, until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add in the chicken broth.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the masa harina and two cups of the water.
  5. Pour this mixture, the other one cup of water, the enchilada sauce, cheese, salt, chili powder, and cumin into the pot.
  6. Bring soup to a boil.
  7. Shred the chicken you cooked earlier and add it to the soup.
  8. Reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until the soup has thickened.

Additional Ideas:

This soup can be served with tortilla chips to make it more filling. If you don't have tortilla chips, you could also just serve with the standard dinner rolls. Bread can help tone done spiciness of foods. Another idea might be to put some sour cream on top when serving as well as some chives.

If you are making this meal for a guest consider toning down the amount of spice in the soup, but place bottles of hot sauce and other seasonings on the table. This way your guest could make their soup as spicy as they'd like.

Keep in mind this soup does not need to be served as the main course. It can simply be a nice addition to an otherwise normal dinner.

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