Green Chicken Enchilada Soup

Brandi Kirkpatrick


This is a recipe that I had my students prepare in one of my FCS classes. This was one of the favorites. One of the best cheats is to use a grocery rotisserie chicken, it makes it a quick amazing meal! I also use the packaged tortilla strips that are sometimes found in the produce section. If I am wanting spicy I replace one of the cans of chilies with diced jalapenos. The toppings options are vast and really individual, which makes this fun to do for a crowd or party as well. NOTE: I do avoid using tortillas due to them getting soggy, but some prefer corn tortillas to chips.


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15 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


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teaspoons olive oil
yellow onion, diced
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
teaspoons minced garlic
oz can green chili enchilada sauce
10 1/2
oz heart healthy cream of chicken condensed soup
oz chicken broth
cans (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 (4 oz) cans of green chilies
teaspoon ground cumin


tortilla chips, crushed (optional)
sour cream (optional)
green onions, diced (optional)
roma tomates, chopped (optional)
black olives, sliced (optional)
shredded cheese (cheddar/mexican blend)

How to Make Green Chicken Enchilada Soup


  • 1Heat olive oil in a large soup pot medium-high heat. Add onion, and saute until tender.
  • 2Place chicken breasts skin-side down in the pan with the onions. Cook about 5 minutes to allow to brown a little, and then flip chicken over. Stir garlic into the onions and allow to cook for about one minute.
  • 3Pour in enchilada sauce, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, pinto beans, and cumin. Add about a cup of water. Stir together. Bring to a simmer.
  • 4Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for at least 40 minutes or up to two hours. Check the soup occasionally to be sure it stays at a low simmer.
  • 5Before serving, carefully remove chicken breasts. Shred meat with two forks, and add it back to the pot. Return to a low simmer to heat the chicken before serving. Serve with various toppings and enjoy!

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About Green Chicken Enchilada Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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