Chicken Enchilada Soup

Have you had this at Chili’s Bar & Grill?

When given a choice of any restaurant in town to eat dinner at, my children will always pick Chili’s. Their favorite thing there is the chicken enchilada soup. I wanted to learn how to make it. I found this wonderful recipe from Joy at Lindsey’s Luscious, on pinterest. Let me quickly say I love this lady’s blog. She is humorous and warm. Her love of cooking is infectious…

Anyhoo, the best part about this soup is, it is made in a crockpot. It does not get any easier than that!

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I simply follow her instructions. Except:

I use diced rotisserie chicken.

I use eight tortillas, instead of six.

I also omit the cayenne pepper.

I use a stick blender before I add the chicken.

Serving with cilantro and tortilla chips is a must!

I buy the large block of velveeta. I use half and store the other half for another batch to make later. It is almost the same price as the smaller block. Plus, it stays fresh in the refrigerator for an ungodly amount of time.

My friend cannot use tomato based products in cooking for her family and makes this soup with green enchilada sauce instead of red. She says her and her family love it. I am anxious to try that as well.

The taste of this soup is indescribable, but I will try. It is creamy and spicy. The flavors tasting almost like a chicken enchilada, but with a cheesier smoother finish.

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I love this recipe so much.

When I type in “chicken enchilada soup” into my Weight Watcher’s points plus system, it says a cup of chicken enchilada soup is six points! I very much hope that is true. Well, I am going with that and sticking to it.

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This makes enough soup for my family to eat it two nights in a row. I am breaking down the total cost for my family’s pot of soup, excluding spices, because those are cheap. I add beans and corn when making this for my friends. That would add $2 to the total below. I do not add those ingredients when making the soup for my family:

1 rotisserie chicken $5
Enchilada sauce $2
Onion .50
Cilantro .33
1/4 bag of corn tortillas .40
Chicken stock $1.70
1/2 large block of velveeta $3
8 oz. tomato sauce .50
4 oz. shredded cheese $1
Sour cream .50
Tortilla chips $2

Total: $16.93

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Enjoy! Please let me know if you make this! Thank you, Lindsey for a fantastic recipe!

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