Chicken Enchilada Soup 



  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of cayenne optional


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced with seeds removed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 oz. red enchilada sauce
  • 10 oz. diced tomatoes with green chilies undrained
  • 15 oz. black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. canned whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (or 2 small.) see notes if using cooked chicken
  • 4 oz. cream cheese cubed and softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded. (Can also use more cheddar.)


  • Prep Work: Combine the seasonings and set aside. Take out the cream cheese and allow it to soften. (See notes for a quick way to do that.) Shred cheddar and Monterey jack cheese from a block and set aside.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and the peppers. Soften for 4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except for the cream cheese and shredded cheese.
  • Bring the soup to a gentle boil and allow the chicken to slowly cook through (a rapid boil will make it tough). About 15-20 minutes. Remove the chicken and use two forks to shred. Return it to the soup.
  • Reduce heat to low. Stir in the softened cream cheese until combined, then stir in the shredded cheese until melted.
  • Taste and add any additional seasonings as needed, then serve!

On The Menu

We have a slew of bowl games coming then the playoffs and the national championship. So we will keep suggesting tasty tailgate treats for you to enjoy.

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