Friday, March 23, 2012

Susie's Chicken Enchilada Soup - Crock Pot Style

One up of the week we're having is that wonderful women from base have taken over the cooking for the past week for our family. ::snort::  This soup is good! I think I'll substitute cream cheese or a cheese sauce for the velveeta - or maybe I won't. LOL

This is NOT a health food recipe, so stop here if you are looking for low calorie. Just saying!

2 cups cooked shredded chicken (I cheat and use the rotisserie chicken for a quick cook!)
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced (we like garlic)
32 ounces of chicken broth
1 can black beans, drained
1 small can of corn (drained) or 1 cup frozen corn
1 can 14.5 ounces enchilada sauce (or make it and it would be even more awesome! But I do have 4 kids, so I go for quick)
1 can 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes (I like the lime and cilantro one, but the regular works too)
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Chili powder (or more if you are not feeding little kids!)
1 TBSP lemon juice
8 ounces velveeta cheese, cut into slices for better melting....this goes AFTER everything else
.25 cup cilantro (more or less depending on what you like of course!)

**Tortilla chips of your choosing and avocados go GREAT as an extra for the done soup!

Use the Olive Oil cook your onion and garlic until the onion is clearish (I am not Emeril, no fancy terms here). Then you can transfer that into your crock pot and throw everything EXCEPT the cilantro (OR you can use the stovetop on low until everything cooks). I add the cilantro about an hour before serving (if using the crock pot) and the flavor is a lot stronger. 

I throw some crushed tortilla chips in the bottom of the bowl and serve a big spoon of soup on top of them. Garnish with avocados and CHOW DOWN! :-)

Calories: Let's not discuss that
Servings: Just enough for my family of 6, but no leftovers! So I doubled it last time. :-)

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