Green Enchilada Chicken Soup | Mostly Homemade Mom

Green Enchilada Chicken Soup

June 18, 2014
This easy soup is made with green enchilada sauce, cooked chicken breast, cream cheese, and avocado - perfect for a busy weeknight!

I know we all complain in the summer - it's too hot to cook, I don't want to turn on the stove/oven, blah blah blah... You know what? I say those same things and I can admit - it's an excuse, haha! After I say the phrase to Paul, "It's too hot to cook" it's usually followed by, "let's go grab something out!"


That's one of the main reasons soup isn't as popular in the summer. The funny thing is, I'm usually saying those words and complaining how hot it is in my AIR CONDITIONED HOUSE! I can totally see avoiding turning the oven on to bake batch after batch of cookies all day long. But dumping a few things in a pot and letting it simmer on the stove for 20 minutes? C'mon, guys - you can do it! 

This is one of those "keep it simple, stupid" recipes that are absolutely packed with flavor - my whole family (even the kids) gobbled this one up. You might be tempted to, but DON'T skip the avocado and sour cream on top - they both completely make this soup!

Green Enchilada Chicken Soup
4 - 6 servings

2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
2 (10 oz) cans mild green enchilada sauce
2 (14 oz) can chicken broth
2 cloves minced garlic
6 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup green onion, diced
1 avocado, chopped
1 cup sour cream
dried parsley, for garnish

Combine chicken, enchilada sauce, and chicken broth in a stock pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add garlic, and cream cheese and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is completely melted. Stir in the green onion. Serve topped with avocado and a dollop of sour cream.

Seriously, the perfect soup - ANY time of the year! 

Here are some more of my favorite soup recipes:

Crockpot Chicken Chili

Alphabet Soup

Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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6 comments on "Green Enchilada Chicken Soup"
  1. Sounds like a wonderful meal in one soup. Blessings, Catherine

  2. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomJune 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Thanks so much, Catherine! This is definitely a wonderful meal. :)

  3. I'm one of those weirdos that loves soup in the summer. Bring it! :)

  4. I love soups and this looks heavenly!!

  5. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomJune 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    I'm glad I'm not alone!!

  6. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomJune 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Thanks! It really does taste heavenly!