Sunday, January 18, 2015

Chicken Enchilada Soup

I know it's been a while since I posted but I HAVE been cooking and trying new recipes!  I promise!  I just have been lax in posting them but I'm determined to get the new recipes up in the next week or so.  :)  Otherwise, I just might actually lose them which is not a good thing!

Yesterday, I picked up 13 lbs. of boneless chicken breast for $1.69 a lb. (I've not seen that price in years!) and I cooked it all up, shredded some and diced some so now I have a bunch of chicken for recipes.  Some of it went into this soup that I had prepared last night and put in the crockpot this morning before church and we were able to enjoy it soon after we got home.  It's a hit!  It's definitely not low cal/low fat but serve it with a big salad and I think that will balance it out.  ;)  I don't remember where I got it - I saw it last week and I hand wrote it down but if I can find the origin, I will post it.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 medium onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 quart chicken stock
1 Tbsp. chicken soup base (like Better than Bouillon)
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper to taste (or leave it out and add tabasco to individual portions like we did)
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (19 oz.) can enchilada sauce
6 small corn tortillas, minced
16 oz. velveeta, cubed
1 cup co-jack cheese, shredded
1. 5 lbs. shredded cooked chicken
1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 bunch green onions, sliced

In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat and saute the onions until tender.  Add the minced garlic and cook another minute or two.  Scrape the onion and garlic into the crockpot and add all of the other ingredients except the chicken, corn and green onions.  Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4.  Whisk until smooth (you may want to use a stick blender).  Add the chicken and corn and heat through on high for about 20-30 minutes.  Check seasoning, adjusting if necessary.  Serve topped with green onions.  You can also top it with sour cream, shredded cheese and/or crunchy tortilla strips.