This Easy Chicken Enchilada Soup is loaded with veggies, meat, and pasta. It is a delicious recipe to make in under 20 minutes and is perfect for cold nights.
Winter weather around here has been crazy. Warm 80 degree weather one day, then chilly 50 degree weather the next day. I guess those are the benefits to living in Florida during the winter. You never know what you are going to get.
I really have been trying to do better with cooking dinner. But then there are those weeks that I totally slack off because my husband is out of town, so the kids ate cereal and quesadillas all week long. It could be worse I guess.
The weather took a chilly turn again, so I knew I wanted a bowl of warm soup to help with the chill. But I totally forgot to plan ahead and put one on the menu. In fact, I totally forgot to plan any meals this week because of projects and deadlines, so I had to improvise on dinner.
It's a good thing there is always chicken broth, canned veggies, and boxes of pasta in the cupboard. It's times like these that I am glad I buy an extra can or two here and there because it makes dinner time simple.
All I had to do was chop up the rest of the rotisserie chicken in the fridge while the pasta was boiling in the broth. You could also use canned chicken if that's all you have on hand at the moment.
We love to buy one or two rotisserie chickens from Sam's Club and use them all week long. They are perfect for adding to things like this Chicken Supreme Pasta Bake or this Grape Pecan Chicken Salad.
This soup is the perfect comfort food meal on a cold day. It is an easy one pot dinner that the whole family will love.
How to make an Easy Chicken Enchilada Soup:
- Sauté the onions in oil until soft. Add some garlic. (full recipe at bottom of post)
- Pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Stir in the pasta noodles. Cook until al dente.
- Stir in the enchilada sauce, chicken, tomatoes, beans, and corn. Continue to heat until warmed through.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve plain or with your favorite soup toppers.
Topping Ideas for Enchilada Soup:
- Crackers or Chips
- Sour Cream
- Black Olives
- Green Onions
Tips for this Soup Recipe:
- You can use any type of chicken in this recipe, such as grilled, roasted, rotisserie, or even canned chicken.
- Eating low carb? Use cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or edamame noodles in place of the pasta.
- If you like spicy food, use a medium heat enchilada sauce and a can of diced tomatoes with chiles.
- Frozen corn can also be used instead of canned corn.
More easy soup recipes you may like:
- Easy Low Carb Chili
- Best Creamy Tomato Soup
- Lean Mean Veggie Soup
- Easy Pizza Soup
- Cheesy Chicken Soup
*The post for Easy Chicken Enchilada Soup was first published on January 30, 2015. The photos and post have been updated and republished on January 20, 2020.
I’m going to make this tomorrow but with a couple changes. I’m planning on using chicken breasts, and I’m going to cook everything except the Orzo (cooked separately and add at the end) in a crockpot. I’m also going to add a 4 oz can if mild green chiles and maybe a extra can of beans.
made this yesterday and it was super easy and my boyfriend is in love!=)
may add an extra can of beans next time as we love them but its super yummy as is. thanks for the great recipe.
Awesome! I am so glad to hear you both liked it 🙂
Julie @ This Gal Cooks
That's how Florida weather has been lately, minus the snow. Today it was 82, tomorrow it will be 65. It's been a total roller coaster for the last month!
Totally digging this soup, Jocelyn! I love enhiladas and I love the little orzo pasta. 🙂
I would totally take that kind of weather roller coaster over the 20's and 30's here 😉
Mmm, that looks like it would warm me right on up! Love it!
David @ CookingChat
Nice hearty soup, yum! Pinned and stumbled!
Thank you so much David!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
I love anything with orzo! This looks so delicious and simple - pinned!! Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much Jen!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen
Umm, yes please!! I am positively drooling over this soup!! And I'm sick of being cold so I am sure this soup would warm me right up!! 🙂
I'm over the cold too! But warm soup on snowy days is kind of nice!!!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Love that this is so fast to make and I know it would be a hit with the family! Pinned 🙂
Yes, dinner in minutes is great! Thanks for pinning 🙂
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
Soups are such comfort food. This looks delicious!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
I love coming across new soup recipes as I pretty much live on soup for lunch. I can make a large batch and it will last me all week. Love the flavors of this one!
I think I need to start making bigger batches...ours usually only makes it through 2 meals.
now you make me want to clean out the pantry and see if I can make something that looks this good!
It's actually kind of fun to do that...not everything ends up blog worthy though 😉
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
This soup looks fantastic, Jocelyn! I love the enchilada flavors in here. Sounds so perfect to cozy up with on a cold night. Pinned!
I agree. Grab a blanket and a warm cup of soup on these chilly nights. Thanks for the pin love!!!
Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
Looks delicious! I how simple this is. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal!
Thank you so much Stephanie!!!
this soup looks so delicious. Love everything about it!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
I need more easy recipes like this on my menu! This looks so good!
Thank you Jessica 🙂
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
Cereal for dinner rocks! I would totally eat it if my butt and thighs liked it as much as I do! But I will gladly take this soup as I am soup loverrrr!
I agree...cereal for dinner is great...and easy! 🙂
I love using orzo in my soups! What a great twist with the chicken enchilada flavors!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
Soup is my best friend in the winter...we eat it several times a week! I'll be adding this one into our rotation, looks fantastic 🙂
We eat it a lot too. I can't wait to here what your family thinks of this one 🙂
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
When you say dinner in minutes, it is a DONE deal. This looks hearty and delicious too. Just what a cold winter day needs!
Dinner in a matter of minutes is always a good thing! Yes, perfect for these chilly winter days!!