Copycat Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup

I know, I know. You are thinking “another soup recipe?!” I love making soup during the fall! I can make a giant pot that guarantees at least two meals and a few lunches. WIN.

I love Chili’s. I don’t actually love the food itself at Chili’s – I more love the side dishes and appetizers. I could eat queso, chips, and salsa all the day long. I usually will order a queso and then for my “meal” just order a bowl of the Chicken Enchilada Soup. SO GOOD.

I wanted to try my hand at making this soup at home, and this is what I came up with. I started out by reading this recipe and going through all the recommendations in the comments. I took the advice of some of the reviewers, and I think it turned out pretty great!

 

Copycat Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (or 3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded)
  • 1 box chicken broth
  • 1 cup masa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans red enchilada sauce (I used mild)
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chili beans (do not drain)
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can Rotel (do not drain)
  • 1 small can diced green chilis (do not drain)
  • 1 package taco seasoning

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in pan. Add onions and cook until soft.
  2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (2 minutes).
  3. In a large measuring cup, add the box of chicken broth and one cup masa harina. Whisk very well.
  4. Add to pot.
  5. Add water, enchilada sauce, Velveeta, black beans, chili beans, corn, Rotel, and green chilis.
  6. Add taco seasoning.
  7. Stir until cheese melts.
  8. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  9. Add chicken.
  10. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
  11. Serve with avocado, sour cream, and cheese for garnishing.

Note: Masa Harina can be located on the international foods aisle, or it may be with the enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, etc. It will say MASA on the front and it looks like a package of flour.

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