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Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Chicken enchilada soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Crispy Golden Cheese Quesadilla’s are perfect when you need a warm winter hug…it’s delicious creamy and flavorul and will make you feel cozy from the inside out!

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Cooler weather means one thing…Soup Time! Hooray! (Hand me a hot bowl of soup in the summer and you’re likely gonna be wearing it.)

This time of year…it’s a different story. There’s nothing as cozy and heart warming as a delicious bowl of soup.

I’ve been dying to share this recipe with y’all. It’s SUPER easy and SO yummy! The Crispy Cheese Quesadilla is fantastic addition!!! Especially if you’re a dunker like me! (That is not a basketball term!)

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Soup with Grilled Cheese Quesadilla

TIP: There are TWO ways to make this soup. Both easy. I’m going to share both.

Option 1: Add  2 cups of pre-cooked rotisserie chicken to your slow cooker. Next add 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, 2 cups chicken broth, 1 can of whole corn, 1 can green chili peppers, dried onions, 1 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. coarse black pepper, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro, and 1 cup sour cream.

Just dump it all in there. It’s not gonna be as pretty as my photo below. That just screams “YUM”! (I know…one of my finer drool worthy photos) 

Slow cooker with chicken cream soup with chicken broth and seasonings

Option 2: Substitute cooked chicken with two boneless, skinless, frozen chicken breast.

Note: If using frozen chicken breast do not add sour cream until the last 30 minutes of cook time.

Chicken added to slow cooker ingredients

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Stir occasionally.

Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and fresh chopped cilantro.

Serve with a golden crispy cheese quesadilla.

Chicken Enchilada and Cheese Quesadillas

I’m not sure if you need to know how to make a golden crispy cheese quesadilla? (If I share…is it like when I annoy my kids by telling them all those “Mom-ish” things? Hmmm!)

I’m going to risk the eye rolls and just tell ya!

I butter one side of a large flour tortilla. Place it on the griddle or in a large skillet. Sprinkle half with cheese. Fold one side over. Grill until golden. Then flip and cook the other side. Cut tortilla in half and serve with this creamy mouth-watering soup!

I have to admit…the quesadilla is the BOMB!!! (Why didn’t I think of this sooner?) You’ll just kept a dippin’ and dunkin’ that cheesy golden goodness into that creamy flavorful soup!

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Grilled Cheese Quesadillas

This is a delicious dinner for Fall.

It’s filling and packed with wonderful rich flavors that remind you of your favorite wonderful creamy chicken enchilada’s.

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Grilled Cheese Quesadillas

I love the simplicity of this soup. Any meal that I can “dump and go”, is my kind of meal. Don’t you just love a meal that cooks itself! (Well…mostly cooks itself. You get my drift.) 

It’s one spoonful of comfort after another. Like a warm hug on a cold winters day! (To quote my buddy “Olaf”…we maybe in the “Frozen” phase of grandparenthood.)

There ya have it. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup. I hope you enjoy it!

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Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Crispy Quesadillas

When you need a warm winter hug...this delicious creamy and flavorul chicken enchilada will make you feel cozy from the inside out!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded OR 2 boneless, skinless, frozen chicken breast
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can, undrained, whole corn
  • 1 small can green chili peppers
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • butter
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese


  1. In your slow cooker place all the above mention ingredients, except for sour cream.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on High for 3-4 hours.
  3. Last 30 minutes of cook time stir in sour cream.
  4. Prepare quesadillas as sour cream heats up in soup.
  5. Butter flour tortillas on one side.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Lay tortilla flat. Add cheese to half of tortilla. Fold tortilla over cheese. Grill until golden and flip and cook the other side. Cut in half.
  7. Serve soup in bowls. Garnish with cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and sprinkle with more fresh cilantro.
  8. Dip two golden crispy quesadilla's into the soup and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 877Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 2364mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 56g


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Thursday 1st of November 2018

Norine! This was delicious my little one couldn’t stop saying ‘yum yum yum’ while preparing and then eating it. And thank you for teaching me how to make a quesadilla! Your way is so delicious! Since making this Claire has asked for quesadillas for lunch and dinner plus the hubs even likes quesadillas now ;) Thank you!

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Hi Melissa! You sweetheart! I miss you so much! Thanks so much for sharing this with me. You made my day sweet girl! Love ya TONS! Have a fun weekend! Hugs! ~Norine

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