Friday, January 23, 2015

Foodie Friday: Chicken Enchilada Soup



What you'll need:

3 large chicken breasts, boneless skinless
3 Qt. (3 32 oz boxes) chicken stock
10 oz enchilada sauce
3 Cups shredded cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbls vegetable oil
2 Cups maseca or masa harina
1 Tbls chili powder
1 Tbls cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Sour cream, pico de gallo, extra shredded cheese, cilantro, tortillas and lime for garnish



What to do with it all:

Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium high heat and sear the chicken on both sides. Set aside, it doesn't have to be cooked through.
Add garlic to the pot and let saute until aromatic, about 20 seconds. Add in the 2 quarts of the chicken stock and put the chicken back in the pot. Cover and let simmer for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees. Take the chicken out of the pot.
Mix the masa harina a little at a time with the remaining stock and add to the pot with the rest of the ingredients except for the chicken and garnishes.
Slice the chicken and add to the pot, bring to a simmer and let cook for about 30 minutes or until thickened. Stirring occasionally to make sure the bottom doesn't burn, make sure to scrap the bottom of the pan.
Serve with garnishes and enjoy!





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Some options for you:
Use rotisserie chicken
Colorful tortilla chips to add some color
Limes and Cilantro are a must!!
When reheating this soup it can become thick, use chicken broth to dilute it not water.



Here are the previous recipes from this month's Foodie Friday:

Slap Yo Mama Chili
Mama's Corn Chowder Recipe


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