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Slow Cooker: Chicken Enchilada Soup

This recipe was given to me by my friend Bernadette from Making Rainbows  It’s become one of those family favourites that’s a regular on the menu.

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Okay, today I’m going to share with you my new favourite recipe. Everyone who’s tasted it so far loves it and stalks me for the recipe, so I thought I’d pass it on.  It’s called Chicken Enchilada Soup. My kids even eat it! Here is their review: “It tastes like tacos!” Enough plugging the meal, let’s make it…

Ingredients

A BBQ chook

2 litres of chicken stock (I buy a carton, cause I think it tastes better)

1 can corn (drained)

1 can kidney beans (drained)

1 can diced tomatoes

1 packet of taco seasoning mix

1 onion

Bunch of coriander

Plain corn chips

Sour cream

ingredients for Chicken Enchilada Soup

1. First, you need slice and dice the onion, and sauté in a fry pan with a little olive oil.

step one Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe

2. Next comes the yucky job that makes your hands all icky. You need to strip the meat off the chook.

step two Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe

3. Dice the meat and throw it into a slow cooker with the sautéed onions.

step three Chicken Enchilada Soup

4. Drain the corn and the beans, and add it into the slow cooker too. While you’re at it, you might as well pour in the can of diced tomatoes, taco seasoning and the chicken stock too.

step four Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe

5. Stir it all through and cook it baby!  4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

step five Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe

6. Stir through some coriander just before serving.

7. Now, here comes the really yummy part of the meal.  Are you ready? I hope you’re sitting down! When you serve up your soup, have a bowl of corn chips and a blob (yes, that’s an actual measurement) of sour cream right beside you for when you feel like dipping…and I promise you, you’ll feel like dipping!

Tip: You could also top the steamy soup with any (or all) of the following:

  • Cubes of Avocado
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Chopped spring onions
  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • Dollop of sour cream
  • Pickled slice jalapeños

step six Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe

Note: You can do this in a saucepan on the stove top.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Serves 8
An easy throw together meal. A family favourite.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. A BBQ chook (remove meat)
  2. 2 litres of chicken stock
  3. 1 can corn (drained)
  4. 1 can kidney beans (drained)
  5. 1 can diced tomatoes
  6. 1 packet of taco seasoning mix
  7. 1 onion
  8. Bunch of coriander
  9. Plain corn chips
  10. Sour cream
Instructions
  1. Dice the onion, and sauté in a fry pan with a little olive oil.
  2. Dice the chicken meat and throw it into a slow cooker with the sautéed onions.
  3. Drain the corn and the beans, and add it into the slow cooker.
  4. Add the can of diced tomatoes, taco seasoning and the chicken stock.
  5. Stir it all through and cook 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
  6. Just before serving add coriander.
  7. Serve with a bowl of corn chips and a serving of sour cream.
You could also top the soup with any (or all) of the following
  1. Cubes of Avocado
  2. Grated cheddar cheese
  3. Chopped spring onions
  4. Chopped fresh coriander
  5. Dollop of sour cream
  6. Pickled slice jalapeños
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Variation

This can easily be done on a stove top too.  Just throw it all into a pot and cook until ready.

Other Slow Cooker Recipes:

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup

Slow Cooker Sweet Indian Curry

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly Be A Fun Mum
    August 19, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Can’t wait to make this Bernie. Is it okay to have 2 “blobs” of sour cream?

  • Reply
    Janine
    August 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

    YUM- that sounds delicious – definitely will try this one! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    katepickle
    August 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

    mmmm now this sounds like just exactly what I need for my sore throat… wish someone would come and cook it for me!

  • Reply
    Amy @ MahliMoo
    August 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    that does sound YUM! I am adding all the ingredients to my shopping list for next week!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    BookChook
    August 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Love it! Thanks Bernie!

  • Reply
    Lakita
    August 21, 2011 at 6:29 am

    This looks delicious and a nice change from chili. I l live in AZ – this looks like a traditional Mexican dish. I love anything I can make in the crockpot. I feel more relaxed all day when I know a great dinner awaits me when I get home :).

    • Reply
      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      August 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Exactly! It’s just so nice to know dinner is sorted. I find myself relaxing too when I use my slow cooker. I made this yesterday and it was delicious!

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    Janet
    August 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Mmmmm my mouth is watering just reading and looking at the piccies … I might ditch the coriander though as it’s not popular in our house, but I’m sure it will still be YUM!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      August 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Not like corriander?? WHAT?! It’s my fav herb I think. But it will taste yummy without it too. I made this myself yesterday and we all loved it. The kids asked for seconds. I think I’ll be making it again very soon.

  • Reply
    Christie-Childhood 101
    August 23, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Oooh, that looks good 🙂

  • Reply
    Maid In Australia
    September 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out with the kids!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    September 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Do you need to buy a BBQ chook or can you buy raw chicken and put it in?

    • Reply
      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Raw chicken would be fine too I think. Let me know how you go.

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