Chicken Enchilada Soup

I hope everyone has had a great start to their week! Since I am still in the mode of clean eating, I have been trying to think of ways to recreate some of my favorite meals without the flour, sugar and processed ingredients.  I've came up with some good stuff. Chicken Enchilada Soup is actually my mom's creation but I tweaked her recipe a little bit. This soup isn't as clean as it gets because there are some canned ingredients but my intentions were to recreate one of my favorite meals, chicken enchiladas minus the tortilla.























Chicken Enchilada Soup:
4-5 servings

2 shredded chicken breasts
1 serrano chile, seeded and diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn
1 10 oz can enchilada sauce
2 tbls olive oil
1 lime

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion, garlic, red pepper, and serrano chile for about 8 minutes. Add chicken stock, diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce and beans. Bring to simmer. Add chicken and corn.  Reduce temperate to low and allow to simmer for at least  half an hour. Top with shredded cheese, sliced avocado and the juice of a lime wedge.

This was the perfect dinner for a chilly, rainy night and I was craving some comfort food. I didn't miss the tortilla and the avocado adds a delicious creaminess to every bite. This soup is definitely healthy comfort food at it's best.

What's your favorite comfort food? Ever tried to make it a little healthier?

2 comments:

  1. I made this! So good! Just the right amount of spice! If you arn't a huge fan of beans like me try just using black beans, thats what I did.

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  2. I made this soup the other day it was very good! Only thing is that they did not have a serrano at the store so I used an extra red pepper and it could have used a bit more kick! But I loved the avocado on top, that was a great touch and nice and refreshing! I have been eating it for lunch every day this week as I made a big pot of it on monday night and I look forward to lunch every day!!

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