Heartwarming Hacienda Chicken Enchilada Soup


Dive into the depths of flavor with our Heartwarming Hacienda Chicken Enchilada Soup! This slow-cooked sensation marries the traditional taste of chicken enchiladas with the comfort of a hearty soup. Ideal for those bustling weeknights, it offers a tantalizing blend of zesty spices, succulent chicken, and vibrant veggies, topped with the classic garnishes that make Mexican cuisine so beloved.

Heartwarming Hacienda Chicken Enchilada Soup

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 6-8 hours on low in a slow cooker
  • Total Time: Approximately 7 hours


  • Serves: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 1.5 cups)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Fat: 9g


  • Chicken breast, boneless and skinless: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Enchilada sauce: 450 ml (15 ounces)
  • Black beans, drained and rinsed: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Frozen corn: 150 grams (5.3 ounces)
  • Chicken broth: 1 liter (34 ounces)
  • Cumin: 5 grams (0.18 ounces)
  • Garlic powder: 3 grams (0.1 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For Garnishing:
    • Tortilla strips: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
    • Avocado, diced: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
    • Shredded cheese: 150 grams (5.3 ounces)
    • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 30 grams (1 ounce)

Method of Preparation

  1. Place chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add enchilada sauce, black beans, corn, chicken broth, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Shred the chicken in the soup using two forks.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with tortilla strips, avocado, shredded cheese, and cilantro.

Culinary Tips

  • For a thicker soup, add a tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with water during the last hour of cooking.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, include a diced jalapeño or chili powder.


Can I make this soup in a pressure cooker?

Yes, you can cook it in a pressure cooker for 30 minutes on high pressure.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Can I use a different type of bean?

Absolutely! Feel free to substitute with pinto beans or your preferred variety.

Let every spoonful of this Heartwarming Hacienda Chicken Enchilada Soup transport you to a cozy Mexican kitchen, where flavors dance and memories are made. Share this comforting culinary creation with family and friends, and watch as it becomes a cherished part of your recipe repertoire. ¡Buen provecho!