Tasty and delicious Chicken Enchilada Soup for lunch or dinner is an easy meal to make and the end result is full of flavor. I love that this soup can be made in under 20 minutes and is made from items in your pantry.
This soup is tasty topped with tortilla strips, sliced or chopped avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, or even a little pico de gallo. This soup is full of vegetables and beans in every bite. One bowl is plenty to fill anyone up.
Serve this with a basket of toasted tortillas. Add corn tortillas to a dry skillet over medium heat. Allow the tortillas to toast ever so slightly until the edges are slightly brown, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Add the warm tortillas to a basket lined with a cloth napkin. Serve the warm tortillas with this soup.
Frugal Cooking Tips:
- During the summer months, I have a few friends that give me fresh grown sweet corn. What we do not eat off the cob, I either freezer or pressure can the rest. Fresh sweet corn makes the best canned corn. Waste not.
- Canned beans are a winter stock up item for me. Around the time that stores promote cooking chili is when I find canned beans on sale. I try and pair name brand canned beans with coupons otherwise store brand is just as good.
- Leftover chicken is the best in these types of recipes. But if you have no leftover chicken, substituting canned chicken will work. Or cook up two or three chicken breasts and then shred prior to adding to soup.
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