Recipe By KMHIX
Published Apr 4th
Prep 10m Cook 50m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 8 servings Calories 290

This is a copy of a favorite served at a local restaurant. My family loves it! Serve soup in bowls garnished with shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese and crumbed tortilla chips.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 cup masa harina
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large pot over medium heat, cook chicken breasts in oil until well browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  2. 2 Cook onion and garlic in remaining oil until onions are translucent. Pour in chicken broth.
  3. 3 In a bowl, whisk together masa harina and 2 cups water until well blended. Pour into pot with remaining 1 cup water, enchilada sauce, Cheddar, salt, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil.
  4. 4 Shred cooked chicken and add it to the pot. Reduce heat and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 290
  • Carbohydrate 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol 74 mg
  • Fat 16.3 g
  • Fiber 2.4 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.6 g
  • Sodium 512.2 mg
  • Sugar 0.7 g

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  1. Absolutely fantastic recipe!!! And additional thanks to the reviewer who suggested using corn tortillas instead of masa harina. I've used six tortillas and I've used 10. It's all good. The right enchilada sauce makes all the difference; for authenticity I recommend Las Palmas medium or hot red sauce, if you can find it. I grew - Read more ...
  2. First off I want to say that I give this recipe 4 stars if made as written. I feel for my taste it needs a bit more spice than what the recipe calls for. I do want to add that this is a great recipe that you can tweak to your own tastes and end - Read more ...
  3. This is everything you look for in a recipe; easy, quick, delicious and reheatable. It tastes exactly like an enchilada. I added chipotle pepper, halved the cheese, and used barbecue chicken breast I already had cooked from last night, which saved on the time. FOR THE MASA HARINA HATERS: When mixing the masa with the - Read more ...
  4. Karen, I want to thank you so much for this recipe. It's been a while since a new recipe wowwed me like this one did & my beau just raved about it. Awesome stuff, he said. As usual, I made some adjustments & additions but the recipe, as written, proved to be a great foundation. - Read more ...
  5. I made this soup once before using the processed cheese, exactly as written in another recipe. Everything is exactly the same except for the cheese and it was great. This time I did as others suggested and used the whole 28 oz can of enchilada sauce and it was way too overpowering. I used the - Read more ...
  6. This was excellent! I like others could not find "Masa Harina" so I bought something called's what you make corn tortillas out of and it worked great it really gave it that authentic Mexican flavor. Next time I will definately use all chicken broth instead of water. It would be great adding a can - Read more ...
  7. Please note...A recipe! However I used hot tamale sauce (isn't really that hot) and 1tsp of cumin instead of half to make it more authentic. Also added a can of sweet corn to give the soup a bit more texture and finely chopped 1 large green pepper and one diced tomato to make it more - Read more ...
  8. If you like the chicken enchilada soup form Chili's, then you will love this! For those of you who are unclear, masa harina is just a corn flour (similar to corn meal but ground much finer) and you can find it at your local grocery store. If you can find the masa, then definitely make - Read more ...
  9. This is an awesome recipe! Very close to Chile's Chicken Enchilada soup which is a favorite in our house. To save time I just throw the shredded chicken in with all the rest of the ingredients bring it to a boil and then turn it down and let it cook. We also cut up corn - Read more ...