Chili’s Copycat Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chili’s Copycat Chicken Enchilada Soup
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If you have had the pleasure of ordering the Chicken Enchilada Soup at Chili’s Restaurant, then you are well aware of its deliciousness. It has a nice thick base (not too brothy and not too creamy, but a happy spot between the two) and is loaded with spicy enchilada flavor. I have been looking for a great copy cat version to make at home and have finally made one that I love. Not only is it super similar to the restaurant version, but it only takes 30 minutes to prepare! That’s something to be happy about, yes?

Hope you get a chance to try it, friends. It a great little recipe to help keep you warm this winter.

Chili's Copycat Chicken Enchilada Soup from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Let me show you how to make it happen!

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1. Heat a large, deep pot over medium high heat. Add 3 Tb olive oil and allow it to heat through. Add 1 medium onion (chopped) and 3 cloves garlic (minced). Cook until the onions are translucent and a bit golden.

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2. Grab some Masa Mix. This is a corn-based dough mix that can be found easily on the Mexican food aisle of your grocery store. It really gives the soup a nice, authentic flavor.

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Add 1 C Masa Mix to the onion mixture.

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Give it a nice stir and allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. In a separate bowl combine 8 tsp of chicken bullion granules and 6 cups of hot water.

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3. Add 3 cups of the chicken broth to the soup pot and stir to combine, making sure all of the masa mix has been incorporated. Add the remaining 3 cups of chicken broth and stir to combine.

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4. To the pot add 2 (14 ounce) cans of black beans (drained), 2 (10 ounce) cans red enchilada sauce and 1 (4 ounce) can green chilis (un-drained).

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5. You’ll want to add 2 (14 ounce) cans of Mexican tomatoes as well. However, it’s a good idea to chop the tomatoes up a bit with a pair of kitchen scissors, then add the whole can (juices included) to the pot.
6. Add 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 2 1/2 tsp cumin and 1 Tb butter. Stir to combine.

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6. Add 3 C cooked chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces. I used rotisserie chicken. Allow the soup to simmer for 10 minutes.
7. Add 4 C freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese and stir. It should melt pretty quickly for you.
8. Remove the pot from the heat and serve with tortilla strips and more cheddar cheese if you so choose.

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Here’s the handy printable…

Chili’s Copycat Chicken Enchilada Soup

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 main course servings

Ingredients

3 Tb olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 C Mesa Harina Mix
6 C hot water
8 tsp chicken bullion granules
2 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained
2 (10 ounce) cans red enchilada sauce
1 (4 ounce) can green chilis
2 (14 ounce) cans mexican stewed tomatoes
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
2 1/2 tsp cumin
1 Tb butter
3 C cooked chicken, chopped
4 C sharp cheddar cheese
Tortilla strips

Instructions

1. Heat a large, deep pot over medium high heat. Add 3 Tb olive oil and allow it to heat through. Add 1 medium onion (chopped) and 3 cloves garlic (minced). Cook until the onions are translucent and a bit golden.
2. Grab some Masa Mix. This is a corn-based dough mix that can be found easily on the Mexican food aisle of your grocery store. It really gives the soup a nice, authentic flavor. Add 1 C Mesa Mix to the onion mixture. Give it a nice stir and allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. In a separate bowl combine 8 tsp of chicken bullion granules and 6 cups of hot water.
4. Add 3 cups of the chicken broth to the soup pot and stir to combine, making sure all of the masa mix has been incorporated. Add the remaining 3 cups of chicken broth and stir to combine.
5. To the pot add 2 (14 ounce) cans of black beans (drained), 2 (10 ounce) cans red enchilada sauce and 1 (4 ounce) can green chilis (un-drained).
6. You'll want to add 2 (14 ounce) cans of Mexican tomatoes as well. However, it's a good idea to chop the tomatoes up a bit with a pair of kitchen scissors, then add the whole can (juices included) to the pot.
7. Add 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 2 1/2 tsp cumin and 1 Tb butter. Stir to combine.
8. Add 3 C cooked chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces. I used rotisserie chicken. Allow the soup to simmer for 10 minutes.
9. Add 4 C freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese and stir. It should melt pretty quickly for you.
10. Remove the pot from the heat and serve with tortilla strips and more cheddar cheese if you so choose.
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2016/01/chilis-copycat-chicken-enchilada-soup/

Recipe highly adapted from All Copy Cat Recipes and Gimme Some Oven

 



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11 Comments

  1. 1
    Kathy
    January 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    That was delicious! Best enchilada soup I’ve made. The family loved it. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. 2
    melanie
    January 14, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Made this last night for dinner and it was amazing! Thank you.

  3. 3
    anne
    January 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    hey jamie–
    google crome is not showing current recipe posts? do you know why ? thanks

    • 4
      Jamie
      January 19, 2016 at 6:51 am

      Hi Anne,
      Thanks for the feedback. Can you tell me if you are using a mobile device, or are on a desktop/laptop computer?
      Thank you!
      ~Jamie

  4. 5
    Anne
    January 26, 2016 at 9:13 am

    jamie-
    sorry it took so long to reply i am looking on the desktop/laptop

  5. 6
    Jennifer Lozier
    November 21, 2016 at 7:09 am

    This recipe is spot on. It tastes exactly like Chili’s soup!

  6. 7
    Cricket
    March 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

    At two points in tis article you have “masa”misspelled as “mesa.” Might want to fix that.

    • 8
      Jamie
      March 20, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thank you! 🙂

      • 9
        Brian Potter
        October 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        You actually did spell it correctly, the name of the product is MASA mix. Thank you I seen your reply and even though you were right you handled it with grace. Just shows you are a class act. I love the soup.

  7. 10
    Sherri
    September 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    yummy!

  8. 11
    Heather
    November 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Moved 6 hours away from the closest Chili’s…found your recipe online & made it tonight. Dayyyum, SO good!!! Only bummer is I couldn’t find any tortilla strips (which are my FAVE) in this food hole so I crushed up some blue corn tortilla chips.

    Thank you SO much!!!

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