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Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Busy night? This one pot Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup can be ready in 30 minutes. Perfect for families on the go!

This one pot Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup can be ready in 30 minutes. Perfect for families on the go! #OnePotMeal #30MinMeal


We had another snow day today.

The kids are thrilled, but I’m not sure how thrilled they’ll be when they’re still in school well into June.

I don’t mind the snow, but personally I’d rather get a couple huge storms where we get a lot of snow that just stays put for the season. All these smaller storms with the snow days and school delays wreak havoc on our summer schedule.

I do like the snowshoeing though. I’ve been doing a lot of it. I’ve even got a group friends who like to go too!




On cold days like this, I want to curl up inside with a hot bowl of soup. In the winter, we eat soup at least a few times a week.

Mexican food is one of my favorites. This Fiesta Chicken Enchilada soup came about one day because I had some extra homemade enchilada sauce left over from chicken enchiladas that I had made. The enchilada sauce recipe came from my friend Debi over at Life Currents. I actually made it with chipotle chili pepper, so it had a pretty big kick. It was good, but I think next time, I’ll either do half and half, or make it with a less spicy chili powder. I can take the heat, but my family doesn’t like spicy as much as I do.  You could definitely use pre-made enchilada sauce, but Debi’s version is so easy, and you’ll be able to get a couple meals out of one batch. I definitely recommend giving it a try.


Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup ~ delicious, easy to make, and perfect for a chilly evening! One Pot, 30 min meal


Delicious Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup ~ One Pot, 30 Minutes


Stir in your sour cream and cheese for this mouthwatering goodness!


One Pot, 30 Min Meal ~ This delicious Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup is sure to be a family favorite! Perfect for Mexican night!


I love that this soup is packed with vegetables, and also that I can throw it together in 30 minutes. Our schedule can get quite hectic during the week with three teenagers, and if I haven’t prepared dinner ahead, it’s nice to have something I can throw together fast.

The soup itself is made in one pot, but you do have to crisp the tortillas for the topping in the oven. Those are optional, of course, but I like them.

Delicious Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup ~ One Pot, 30 Minutes

Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you're in a hurry, this easy to make one pot fiesta chicken enchilada soup can be ready in 30 minutes!


  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups mixed bell peppers, chopped
  • oil for sautéing
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 15.5 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.25 ox can of corn, drained
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 2 flour tortillas (optional)
  • sour cream for topping
  • cheddar cheese for topping
  • cilantro for garnish


  1. Sauté onions, carrots and peppers in a couple tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil until translucent.
  2. Add 6 cups of chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat to a simmer, and add 1 cup of enchilada sauce, the black beans and corn, and shredded chicken.
  4. While soup is cooking, cut your flour tortillas into strips and line them up on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven until they start to crisp.
  5. Continue cooking soup for another 10 minutes (it can continue warming for longer if you need to).
  6. Remove from heat. Add juice from the lime.
  7. Top with shredded cheddar, tortilla pieces, sour cream and cilantro.

One Pot Meal ~ Delicious and easy to make, you can have this Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup on the dinner table in 30 minutes!What’s your go-to soup when it’s cold outside?



Saturday 28th of January 2017

Love this! Featuring at Family Fun Friday - So Yummy!

DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

Yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

Miz Helen

Monday 23rd of January 2017

What a great Enchilada Soup! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Audrey@That Recipe

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

I'm always looking for new soup recipes this time of year. Thanks for partying with us on #TastyTuesdays.

Janet Vinyard

Sunday 15th of January 2017

Hi Michelle, If this soup tastes as good as the photos look, it must be quite yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet

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