This Spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup is not for the weak at heart when it comes to heat. 

A spicy chicken enchilada soup created for 2. Perfect for the winter weather.

Since January is National Soup month,  and it has been cold here in WV this week, I decided to do this Spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup. 

It is a very quick and easy soup to put together.  As with all soups, I think they taste better if you make them a day ahead or at least several hours, to let the flavors blend together.

The onions and garlic are browned in a dutch oven and then the other ingredients are simply stirred in and simmered. 

Top with a variety of shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

The holidays are over and everyone is back into their normal routines.  I created this soup for 2 people, but there is enough to have a few bowls leftover. The ingredient amounts can easily be increased if a larger pot is desired.

If you would like another soup recipe downsized for 2 people, please check out my recipe for Potato Ham Broccoli Cheddar Soup. 

downsized cooking, spicy chicken enchilada soup, cooking for 2

Spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup
Yields 4
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  1. 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  4. 2 cups chicken broth
  5. 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
  6. 1/2 cup enchilada sauce (red or green)
  7. 1 (4oz) can diced green chilies, un-drained
  8. 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or chopped
  9. 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  10. 1/2 cup frozen corn
  11. 1/4 cup sour cream
  12. 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. shredded cheddar cheese
  2. sour cream
  3. tortilla chips
  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven or medium size saucepan, over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook another 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce, green chilies, and chicken. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Stir in the beans and corn and simmer another 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream and cheese.
  4. When ready to serve, warm soup over a low heat. Ladle into a bowl and top with sour cream, cheese, and tortilla chips.
  1. Freeze the remaining enchilada sauce and the leftover black beans for future use.
  2. Deli chicken is an easy, delicious choice to use in this soup.
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  1. I want to try the enchilada soup. It is still a little nippy in New England – I think I can squeeze it in. I appreciate that it is downsized. It is hard to do that sometimes, after raising a bunch of hungry kids. I really try to avoid so many leftovers because we are eating them for days!

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