Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Chicken enchilada soup is a cheesy and creamy soup that tastes just like an enchilada.

  TGIF! 🙂 I’m so happy the weekend is almost here. It’s been a long week for us. I’m ready to relax and do a couple fun things we have planned! Before it starts, I wanted to share this amazing Chicken Enchilada Soup. It is creamy, cheesy and packed full of flavor!

   This soup is a copy-cat of the one served at Chili’s restaurants. I was excited to give it a try because we love Chili’s version. I made it last week and served it for dinner. My entire family went nuts for it. It was so delicious! My kids loved adding extra cheese and lots of tortilla strips. It makes a lot, so we had leftovers. It was even more delicious the next day!

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Cheesy and creamy chicken enchilada soup the whole family will love!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Masa Harina yellow corn flour
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 10 oz. can red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 3 cups chicken cooked and cubed


  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Strips


  • Heat a large (12-quart) pot over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and diced onion. Stir and cook onion 1 minute. Add dried cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. Stir and cook until onion is soft and translucent.
  • In a separate bowl, combine Masa Harina and 4 cups of chicken broth. Whisk until smooth. Pour this mixture into the pot. Stir constantly and cook until mixture thickens slightly. Pour in remaining chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, enchilada sauce and salsa. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Add the cubed Velveeta cheese and stir until its completely melted in soup. Stir in chicken. Reduce heat to low and let soup simmer 10 minutes.
  • Serve in individual bowls, with shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla strips.


 Chicken enchilada soup is a cheesy and creamy soup that tastes just like an enchilada.

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9 thoughts on “Chicken Enchilada Soup

  1. I love enchiladas and this soup sounds just as good. I have never had it at chili’s. If I make half a batch, are all the ingredients cut in half?

  2. Do you have a suggested substitute for the Masa Harina? My local grocery store does not seem to carry it. Thanks!

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