Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup (Chili's)

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 6 Ratings
Serves: 16-20
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1/2 c vegetable oil
1/4 c chicken bouillon powder
3 c yellow onions, diced
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 c masa harina
4 qt water
2 c canned crushed tomatoes
1 can(s) (30 ounces) enchilada sauce (use macayo's brand for the best flavor)
8 oz velveeta cheese, cubed
3 lb cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
4 c tortilla chips, crushed
1 c pico de gallo

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Hope Vaillancourt Recipe
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Payson, AZ (pop. 15,301)
Member Since Aug 2011
Hope's notes for this recipe:
This is by far one of our favorites! If you have ever been to Chili's and have found yourself addicted to this soup then you will love this copycat recipe! Loaded with cheese, chicken and mexican spices this soup is PERFECT on a cold rainy/ snowy day. Mmmmm Mmmmm! Enjoy!
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In large pot, place oil, chicken base, onion and spices.
Sauté until onions are soft and clear, about 5 minutes.
In another container, combine Masa Harina with 1 quart water.
Stir until all lumps dissolve.
Add to sautéed onions and bring to boil.
Once mixture starts to bubble, continue cooking 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
This will eliminate any raw taste from Masa Harina.
Add remaining 3 quarts water to pot.
Add tomatoes and enchilada sauce; let mixture return to boil stirring occasionally.
Add cheese to soup.
Cook stirring occasionally, until cheese melts.
Add chicken; heat through and serve. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled tortilla chips, and pico de gallo.

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user Blanca Fernandez BlancaTere - Sep 11, 2012
This sounds good. I have never heard of the Macayo brand. Don't think we have it here in Calif. Thanks for the recipe!!
user Hope Vaillancourt MissHopie87 - Sep 13, 2012
it is the best enchilada sauce but you can use your favorite red enchilada sauce as a substitute. This soup is truly one of the best soups you will ever taste :D
user Andrea Montgomery alm2572 - Sep 16, 2012
do use the red or green enchilada sauce
user Hope Vaillancourt MissHopie87 - Sep 19, 2012
the red enchilada sauce
user Kellie Sluznis-powell cookie71 - Nov 4, 2012
Can you make this in the crockpot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup (Chili's)

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