Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup

Hello December and helloooo soup season! The best season of all right?! Especially when it’s a Mexican favorite that is light, filling and oh so cozy. #YesPlz

Meet the love child of my favorite chicken tortilla soup and a strong craving for enchiladas.

Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup

I’ve made enchilada soups before but they all called for cups of corn flour, lots of cheese and ultimately were very un-skinny. In an attempt to fight the holiday season goodies, I wanted something that was lighter.

The best part is that this can easily be crockpot or something you whip up spur of the moment! It’s basically dump and go, which is so nice when December can be so busy!

Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup 

Serves 6-8 

Prep Time: 10 Mins.

Cook Time: 30 Mins.


2 Chicken Breasts (raw, thawed)

2 Cans of Black Beans (Drained)

1 Can of Rotel Tomatoes 

1 Can of Diced Green Chiles 

4 Cups of Chicken Broth

2 Cans of Enchilada Sauce

1/4 Cup of Cilantro (More or less to taste, we love cilantro)

1 Tsp. Paprika

1/2 Tsp. Chili Powder

1/2 Tbsp. Cumin

1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic

Juice from 2 Limes

Salt & Pepper to Taste
Toppings: Shredded cheese, tortilla chips, avocado, sour cream (or greek yogurt, tastes the same!), hot sauce, onions


1. Boil Chicken Breasts
2. Shred chicken breasts

3. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil
4. Reduce to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes

5. Serve with diced avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese and tortilla chips

**This soup is TOTALLY crock-potable! Just combine all ingredients in the crockpot (you can even use frozen chicken!) cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. Before serving remove chicken, shred and return to soup! 

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Meet in #SittonInTheKitchen

If you follow along on Instagram you may have seen my exciting announcement! I’m starting a lil’ cooking segment on Instagram Live! I’m still not sure how often it will be (weekly, biweekly, etc.) but I am SO excited. 

I will give you guys the recipe a few days early, that way if you want to cook it together we can! IG Live has a new feature that allows you to join the Live. So, if any of you girls decide to whip this up, you can join my live so I can see your soup, others can see your soup, etc. 

The first live will be Monday, December 4th at 7 pm. This will also be the perfect time to chit chat– ask any questions about cooking, my kitchen, blogging, life, etc. etc. RJ will be there too! 

Thanks so much for popping in today! I hope to see you guys Monday! Have a wonderful first weekend of December. XO 

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