Chicken Enchilada Soup

5 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This soup is one of my favorites! Feel free to add seasonings to your taste.


1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast; chopped
1 small Onion; diced
2 cloves Garlic; minced
2 tablespoon chili powder
2 t ground cumin
0.5 tsp cayenne pepper; (or to taste)
1 cup masa harina
2 cups Water
1 can chicken broth
1 can Mexican style tomatoes
0.5 lb. Velveeta cheese; cubed

Original recipe makes 4



In a large frying pan on medium heat, brown chicken breast in a little oil. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large pot on medium heat, saute onions til soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook another minute. Stir in seasonings.

In a large bowl, whisk masa with water til all lumps dissolve. Add to onion mixture and bring to a boil. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add browned chicken, broth and tomatoes to onion mixture. Return to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 15-20 minutes.

Remove from heat; add cheese and stir til it soup is smooth and cheese is melted.

Served with homemade tortilla chips and corn muffins.

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Love this recipe. I use it as a base and add things to it. I omit the cayenne for my husband's sake. I use fire roasted tomatoes. I add corn and use store bought rotisserie chicken which I shred. Avocados as a topping is great too. Trust me. :)
Mrsdavidson 3y ago

Spicy but good. Best if served with sour cream and corn tortilla chips.
sunshinegurl17 4y ago

Very delicious! Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing =)
aidensmom 5y ago

Just made this wonderful soup. It is definitely a keeper. I did make two changes in the recipe. I added extra cumin and omitted the cayenne pepper. I found this recipe while searching for recipes with masa harina in them. I have a 5 lb. bag of the corn masa.
GrandmaD21 6y ago

A bottle of Mexican beer can be added to replace some of the broth, but this is an optional step. [I posted this recipe.]
shannonkwendt 7y ago

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