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Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup

The Enchilada Obsession

Whenever I step into a Mexican restaurant, I find myself drawn to the enchilada section of the menu like a moth to a flame. There’s just something about the perfect harmony of tender chicken, rich sauce, and melted cheese that sets my taste buds ablaze. Whether it’s the classic red sauce or the vibrant green variety, I can never resist the temptation to sample both flavors, in a delightful culinary dance known as “Christmas enchiladas.”

The Birth of a Soup Masterpiece

Long before I started my own cooking and recipe website, Home Cooking Rocks, I was a soup aficionado, constantly experimenting with new flavor combinations. I would scour my fridge for leftover veggies and then let my creativity run wild, blending and simmering until I had a steaming bowl of comfort food perfection.

It was on one of those chilly days when the craving for enchiladas struck, and I happened to have an abundance of enchilada sauce on hand, that the idea for this Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup was born. I knew I had to find a way to capture all the flavors I loved in enchiladas, but in a warm, soothing soup form. The result? A creamy, cheesy, and incredibly flavorful masterpiece that has become one of the most requested dishes in our home.

A Soup of Many Talents

This Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup is the perfect marriage of two comfort food favorites – green chicken enchiladas and classic chicken tortilla soup. It’s a one-pot wonder that manages to be both creamy and comforting, with the added bonus of being surprisingly easy to prepare.

The key ingredients that make this soup so irresistible are:

  • Tender, shredded chicken (rotisserie or poached)
  • Vibrant green enchilada sauce
  • Aromatic chicken broth
  • Diced green chiles
  • Onions and jalapeños for a touch of heat
  • Creamy cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese

As the talented Melissa Stadler of Modern Honey puts it, “This green enchilada chicken soup recipe came about when I had a lot of extra cans of enchilada sauce on my hands and it was a cold day out and I was craving some warm and comforting soup.”

A Soup for All Seasons

While this Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup is the perfect cold-weather meal, it’s also a fantastic dish to enjoy year-round. The bright, zesty flavors of the green chiles and enchilada sauce make it a delightful option even on those warm summer days when you’re craving something a little lighter but still utterly satisfying.

As one of the recipe’s enthusiastic fans raved, “This was an amazing soup recipe. I cooked it last night and it was very good.” Another commenter chimed in, “Fabulous soup!! I made this for my husband’s work potluck. Everyone loved it and are asking for the recipe.”

A Soup for the Senses

The beauty of this Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup lies not just in its flavors, but in its ability to engage all of the senses. The aroma of the simmering broth, with its tantalizing blend of spices and herbs, will have your guests eagerly anticipating their first spoonful.

The vibrant green hue of the soup, courtesy of the enchilada sauce and diced green chiles, is a feast for the eyes. And once you take that first bite, the creamy texture and the burst of flavors will transport you straight to a cozy Mexican cantina, complete with the satisfying crunch of homemade tortilla strips and the cool, refreshing bite of fresh avocado.

Soup for the Soul

Whether you’re in the mood for a comforting weeknight meal or a show-stopping dish to impress your guests, this Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup is sure to hit the spot. It’s the kind of soup that warms the soul, leaving you feeling nourished and satisfied, with a smile on your face and a desire to savor every last spoonful.

So, grab your ladle, and let’s dive into this delectable soup that combines the best of both worlds – the beloved flavors of enchiladas and the comforting embrace of a steaming bowl of soup. Get ready to fall in love with every creamy, cheesy, and utterly delicious bite.


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