Chicken Enchilada Soup (Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)

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Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas… in one big bowl of soup!

Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl of soup!
Chicken Enchilada Soup

I love turning classic meals into soups, it’s an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that only dirties one pot! This soup is inspired by my chicken enchiladas only turned into soup! Make this in the slow cooker, crock pot, pressure cooker or stove.

Everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl! I love turning classic meals into soups, it's an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that only dirties one pot!

This recipe has been a fan favorite for YEARS! I basically took my traditional chicken enchiladas recipe modified it and added some black beans, corn and chicken broth. After a few hours of letting it slow cook all day, this delicious bowl of soup emerged which I topped with cheese, scallions, cilantro and a dallop of sour cream. Avocado would also be awesome! This is very tasty, filling and had just the right amount of heat. Add more or less chipotle to your taste.

I’ve also recreated this in the Instant Pot, as I’ve been slowly doing this with older recipes. You can see all my Instant Pot Recipes here. I’ve labeled this freezer friendly, a great dish if you like to make freezer meals. To reheat you can let it thaw overnight and reheat it on the stove. You can see more Soup Recipes here!

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Soup

Everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl! I love turning classic meals into soups, it's an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that doesn't require dirtying too many pots.

Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl of soup!
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Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

333 Cals 30 Protein 35 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: Mexican
Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl of soup!


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups less sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-2 tsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, 16 oz total

For topping:

  • 3/4 cup shredded part skim cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 oz 1 small haas avocado, diced
  • 6 tbsp reduced fat sour cream, optional


Slow Cooker Directions:

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and bring to a boil. Add cilantro and remove from heat. Pour into crock pot.
  • Add the drained beans, diced tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano and stir. Add the chicken breasts; cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  • Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back into the soup, adjust salt and cumin to taste. Serve in bowls and top with cheese, avocado, scallions and cilantro. Also great with sour cream or crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Press saute on the Instant Pot. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and cilantro.
  • Add the drained beans, diced tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano and stir. Add the chicken breasts; cover and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Quick or natural release.
  • Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back into the soup, adjust salt and cumin to taste. Serve in bowls and top with cheese, avocado, scallions and cilantro. Also great with sour cream or crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!



Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 333kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 65.5mg, Sodium: 812.5mg, Fiber: 9.5g, Sugar: 6g
WW Points Plus: 8
Keywords: Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup, Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Photography by Sarah Fennel.

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  1. I had some leftover deli chicken, so I cooked the onion and garlic and added the rest of the ingredients and simmered it for about 30-40 minutes on the stove. DELICIOUS.
    I kept the salt down by using unsalted broth, and no salt added tomatoes and no salt added black beans. Didn’t even miss the salt. Loved it. This is a keeper.

  2. Hey peeps!  Guess what?  Have leftovers?  Drain the liquid a bit, add brown rice, jalapeños and shredded cheddar cheese.  Mix in bowl, wrap in tortillas like a burrito and then pour enchilada sauce over them, put cheese on top and bake!  

    Awesome enchiladas from enchilada soup leftovers!  Love you Gina!  You helped me lose over 60 lbs!

  3. Hi what if you are using a stove? I only see instructions for insta pot and slow cooker- looks great- thankyou

  4. delicious and amazing! I made it in my pressure cooker and it took 1 hour the whole process. We served with rice or spaghetti squash.

  5. Ok, that was so awesome. I didn’t add corn or tomato sauce, because I didn’t have either (and honestly don’t really need either) and used veggie broth. Also cooked it on the stove top because I really wanted to eat 🙂 A couple of spoonfuls of the adobe sauce really pull the whole thing together. Add crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheese, and it’s heaven in a bowl.

  6. This soup is delicious! I entered it in a competition and we won first place! I would totally recommend it!

  7. This soup was AMAZING! I made it yesterday and regret not making a double batch. The right amount of heat and the sweetness from the corn is phenomenal.
    Made it exactly as written! Will be a staple for sure!

  8. I’ve made this many times with different variations. One easy change I use; instead of adobo, cumin, cilantro (hubby doesn’t like) I use a packet of chili seasoning. We don’t like a lot of heat so mild works well for us. I put broth, seasoning and tomato sauce in crock pot with onions and garlic (this time I’m adding diced carrots and celery to use them up and add a little more nutrition – not sure how it will turn out) then add chicken and let it cook. When I get home, I put it in a pot on the stove and add the rest of the ingredients (my crock pot is not big enough to make a really big batch). That way the beans don’t cook too much. I like to add even more beans of different varieties to stretch the amount. We love this soup!

  9. Made this soup in the slow cooker and it was SO easy and SO flavorful… Froze it and it somehow tasted even better the second time around. It’s especially perfect for a cold night. My husband, who is not a soup fan, loved it and requested it again. I haven’t found a recipe yet that I didn’t love! 

  10. Made this soup again. One of my favorites. I only used one chicken breast and shredded it up. I also, upped the chipotle to 3 tsps total. I will be putting, fat free cheese, greek yogurt, scallions, and avocado. Beyond yummy!

  11. Delicious!! Made it in the Instant Pot, following the directions precisely. We’ll, almost precisely… i used chicken thighs bc that’s what I had in the freezer. This will become a regular soup recipe in this household!

  12. For the instant pot version is the chicken breast put in the instant pot raw or cooked?

  13. Is the calorie count including the toppings? If yes, what is it without it? 

  14. Great flavors!  This was a huge hit and it tasted great warmed up the next day for lunch. 

  15. Great recipe – easy to make and delicious!

  16. This recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious! I use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken (whole) and shred the chicken breast and dark meat if you like it. You can boil the bones for homemade chicken broth i(with carrots & onions & celery). I skip the petite tomatoes (personal preference). I use canned corn vs. frozen. The first time I made it, I had accidentally added the entire can of chipotle adobe sauce! Since I love spicy this was a great mistake, but non-spicy lovers please beware. I also add a dash of red pepper and cayenne to take it up to the ultimate & crazy spice level. 

  17. I *finally* made this recipe tonight – kicking myself for not making it sooner! 😋 it was so good even Mr. Picky loved it and said he will gladly eat it again! Thank you so much for another winner! 

  18. What is the serving size of this?

  19. This is incredible, and such a great way to make dinner out of all the things I usually have on hand. In fact, I used your enchilada sauce from my freezer rather than all of the ingredients in this recipe that are in the enchilada sauce, and it took me no time at all to throw it in the pot. If you don’t already have one in the recipe , you should add a shortcut note about that!

  20. I’d love to copy recipes but ads will not leave and block part of directions.  So frustrating.  I saw them all but you still can’t exit them off. CRAZY!

    • Click the print button and it is ready to read. It is frustrating to have the recipe pop up and down. But in the print mode, all the ads stop.

  21. This is one of my favorite go to recipes now. I have made it successfully on several attempts now. However, this last time I added some water to make more volume and diluted the flavor. Can you suggest some way I can add flavor back into the soup? It tastes flat and I really don’t want to throw it out. Thanks so much!

  22. I love this soup! Has depth of flavor, hearty but not heavy-i keep making it again and again. 

  23. I live this recipe! You can adapt it to your tastes and dietary preferences and it always comes out great. Since everyone can add their own toppings to their desires, it makes a great family dinner. And it freezes well too. 

  24. PERFECT soup for first day of fall and cool temps. The hint of spice just warms the soul- LOVE the flavor, full of delicious healthy ingredients. I cooked it exactly as the recipe says to in our slow cooker- Adding this to our rotation immediately! 

  25. This soup is one of my favorite go-to meals! My whole family looooves all the flavors and I love that it’s healthy for them too! I’ve shared this recipe to so many people and always get the same response. “OMG! This soup is so good!” And I always say and easy too! So yes try this my friends! You don’t know what you’re missing!?!

  26. Made this for dinner. So easy! Delicious and healthy. Going into my saved recipes right now.

  27. Love your recipes and often use them. Just a small reminder for you when publishing.

    I HATE cilantro ! Could you not perhaps for many others who feel the same suggest parsley as an option?


    • I have family and friends who hate cilantro and they just automatically sub parsley. If recipes put every possible substitution in for every ingredient they would be too cumbersome to read. For instance, for this soup my daughter hates beans. I sub brown rice. My husband hates chicken. I sub shrimp. My son hates tomatoes. He picks them out. I view recipes as guides, and I customize to fit personal preferences. With hundreds of thousands of personal preferences out there, there is no way for recipe writers to accommodate everyone. And if the recipe is too much of a bother, scroll on to another one.

  28. Which brand of chipotle chili in adobo sauce do you recommend?

  29. I’ve tried a couple of skinny taste recipes and they are delicious! This one is not the exception! I love it! So yummy and flavorful! 😋
    My only question to Gina is, are the toppings calories included in the serving size calorie or should I add them to the 333 calories?

  30. This was awesome! I didn’t have the chipotle (and don’t like that flavor) or the cilantro (also don’t like) so I just added a tablespoon of taco seasoning form Costco for more flavor.  I had some leftover grilled corn that I cut off the cob and used that in place of the frozen. Also added a little salt. It’s going to be mine and my boyfriend’s lunch for a few days. He is not on WW and can eat whatever he wants and stay slim. He has loved every recipe I’ve made from Skinny Taste! This recipe has been saved to my long list of Skinny Taste favorites. Thank you once again, Gina! 

  31. Bomb diggity!! This soup was SO good!! Thank you for another delicious recipe!

  32. We love this recipe!!  I first made it in 2014 and have been making it regularly since then. Wondering your thoughts on using chickpeas vs chicken??  Thanks!

  33. I love all of your enchilada recipes but this one may be my favorite.  You have opened my eyes to the deliciousness of chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce and admittedly I add about two peppers to this recipe.  Thank you for sharing these recipes. 

  34. I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this! Made it to reheat for lunch throughout the week. Will be making it again! Thank you!

  35. Thank you for yet another flavorful and healthy dish. This is a great recipe for someone like me who struggles with dexterity in their hands as I can use frozen chopped onions, garlic and cilantro. Perhaps not as you envisioned your recipe being adapted, but for this adaptive cook, a real help to have a recipe like this!

  36. I’ve made this twice in two weeks, definitely delicious. I cooked my chicken on the side in enchilada sauce then shredded it added to the soup later. It was excellent. Thank you for the recipe

  37. Excellent!! I made the IP version. Quick and delicious dinner. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you!

  38. Could I substitute your homemade enchilada sauce in this soup? If so, what ingredients would I leave out and how much sauce would I use? Thank you!

  39. You don’t need to double the time. You might have to adjust if you’re cooking a large roast, but not for a soup like this.

  40. Does the calorie count include the toppings or just the soup itself?

  41. Hi Gina, My family loves this recipe so much I’ve made it 3x in two weeks! My son is going to make it again today and wants to double the recipe. He asked if the cooking time also needs to be doubled. Can you give us a rule of thumb for to follow? When doubling recipes in the crockpot how should the cooking time be adjusted? Thanks for this yummy recipe that my family can’t get enough of!!

  42. I made this on Christmas Eve morning and it was so nice to have my day free of cooking and a nice nourishing warm meal that night. I am not a fan of tomatoes (although I will eat pureed tomato things – like sauce) so I subbed the can of tomatoes with a can of red enchilada sauce. I also added about a tablespoon of Swerve brown sugar substitute. Otherwise followed the recipe and it was really good! I had actually never cooked with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce so I used 2 teaspoons – would have used a bit less if I had anticipated the spice! For me with the sour cream it worked out great.

  43. I felt like this was more or less just chicken “taco” soup than an enchilada soup, which I was hoping for something with a little more depth of flavor as an enchilada. I added some masa at the end to try and thicken it up and give it that “enchilada” flavor, but it still was not anything special. It was fine and reminds me of a lot of other taco soups I come across, but not what I was expecting from the title.

  44. Fabulous! Made in IP without raw chicken. did a quick release then added leftover baked chicken and warmed it up while the corn muffins were baking! Unbelievable flavor!!

  45. Loved this soup; it was flavorful and nicely balanced.  With two TSP of Chipolte i adobo, I didn’t find the soup spicy at all.  In using the slow cooker,   I did add some masa toward the end as recommended by a reviewer.  The soup thickened-up quite nicely in the end.  Good job.  

  46. This recipe is great. It turns out pretty thick. I could have used the whole can of tomatoe sauce and diced tomatoes. Will definitely make again.

  47. Made this in my Instant Pot! I loved it. So easy and came out delicious. I did a quick release and it was perfect. I used one chipotle pepper and removed it after cooking, but it still left a lot of flavor. Also, I recommend keeping the sour cream on the side because it melts into the hot soup very quickly. Will be making this again!

  48. delicious whole family loved it.

  49. Made this in the instant pot. Incredibly delicous and flavorful! Great soup. No notes!!

  50. Great! Will be making it again!!!

  51. Can you suggest an alternative to the beans? My daughtèr is allergic to legumes.

  52. Love this soup. First time used 2 cans of Rotel with Green Chilis and 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes because that’s what was in the pantry. Second time added chili powder, onion powder and paprika and 3 chicken breasts. Like first version best. Will reduce chicken broth to 2 cups third time and add more black beans plus the third chicken breast. Perfect in instant pot. 

  53. Are you able to use frozen chicken breast for the instant pot?

  54. This is a family favorite – as I was putting it all in the crock pot this morning, my 17 year old son remarked that it is his favorite soup of all time ever:-)

  55. Very good recipe. I ended up adding 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of sweet smoked Spanish paprika. I used one chipotle pepper, but removed it after cooking. 

  56. Amazing!!!!!! Cannot wait to serve it for dinner!!

  57. Making this soup this weekend. If I make it on stovetop, do I need to cook my chicken breasts first or just throw them in thawed (is frozen okay in stovetop version?)

  58. Our whole family loves this soup! Even my picky 7 year old!!

  59. Is this soup spicy??

  60. Do the points include the toppings? Am I correct tbG that without the toppings ww blue is zero?

  61. I’m lazy, so I just used a can of enchilada sauce and use the petite tomatoes with green chill instead of the tomato sauce, adobo sauce, and all the spices. I do throw a few small spoon fulls of minced garlic from the jar too, but none of the other seasonings. The first time I made it was at church and it went so fast everyone loved it, even the kids. I have a 2 qtr pressure cooker at work that I made it in today, but had to cut back on the broth to make it fit (i should buy a 3 or 4 qtr one for work), but it still was great.

  62. I’m lazy, so I just used a can of enchilada sauce and use the petite tomatoes with green chill instead of the tomato sauce, adobo sauce, and all the spices. I do throw a few small spoon fulls of minced garlic from the jar too, but none of the other seasonings. The first time I made it was at church and it went so fast everyone loved it, even the kids. I have a 2 qtr pressure cooker at work that I made it in today, but had to cut back on the broth to make it fit (i should buy a 3 or 4 qtr one for work), but it still was great.

  63. I finally got around to making thia and it is a keeper. I had some of your enchilada sauce in the freezer and subbed it for the tomato sauce. Yum!

  64. I make this recipe all the time.  It’s a family favourite.  Today it’s snowing and I wanted something to warm us up so I decided to make it.  I had all the ingredients except Chicken.  BUT, I had some Turkey.  So….I adapted.  Used cooked turkey breast from Thanksgiving, did it all on the stove top and HOLY COW it was so good!!!  


  66. Does the calorie count include the toppings? 

  67. Another winner!  My wife and I enjoyed this recipe as written. I will definitely make it again. I used the Instant Pot method, but I can see how easy it would be to dump in a slow-cooker first thing in the morning and it would be ready as soon as we got home from work. 

  68. I tried this recipe for my first ever InstaPot meal, and it was so easy! It came out flavorful and delicious with the right proportions of veggies, beans, chicken, and broth. I even doubled the recipe, and it did not require any extra cook time.

    My husband and I will be will be adding this to our winter meal prep rotation. Thanks again for another great recipe Gina!

  69. Super easy to make and delicious every time !

  70. Awesome recipe!!  Took this to football 🏈 gathering. 

  71. Do I cook the chicken before putting in crock pot?

  72. It was delish only after we added 8oz of cream cheese spread.

  73. Delicious! Added fresh jalapeño, cilantro and lime when serving. 

  74. Very very spicy. I would not do the chipotle chili’s next time! Our mouths were on fire the entire time. 

  75. Can you just cut stuff up and throw in crockpot? That’s what I did!

  76. It says 3 points freestyle but then +8 does that mean it’s 11 points 

  77. Best soup ever! And so easy to make. It’s a weekly dinner for us.

  78. This is the BEST SkinnyTaste recipe! I followed the directions as instructed for the slow cooker / crock pot. I used chicken cutlets and cooked it for 4 hours on low. I served it with light sour cream, light cheddar cheese, green onions, avocado and multi colored tortilla strips. This maybe a weekly dish for my husband and I. 

  79. I am currently making this stove top. I tasted the broth before adding chicken to it and it is delicious. I don’t have the chili stuff so I didn’t use it, I added 1/4 cup of masa harina to add more of an enchilada flavor.

  80. This soup does a Mexican hat dance and sings amazing!! I can only imagine how good it would be if I had added chicken! I didn’t have any chicken in the house, so a meatless version was made. The beans carry the protein, and the seasonings carry the flavor. Delicious!
    P.S.: blend the chipotles in adobo sauce before adding to the soup if you don’t want your mouth on fire! Freeze the leftover chipotles in sauce; cut into squares when frozen and store in a Ziploc bag for use in future use.

  81. Could I use some leftover enchilada sauce (per your recipe) for the base? Would I just need to add some extra chicken broth and cilantro?

  82. LOVED this soup! Made it last night in my Instant Pot. The flavor was amazing, and I never added salt to it. My husband loved it too! We did add some crushed tortilla chips, as suggested, on top, so I’m sure that added the salt needed. I believe I put extra onion because we love onions, but otherwise, it was cooked as the recipe states. This will be my go-to chicken soup recipe.

  83. Loved it! Super easy. I didn’t include the adobo sauce because I couldn’t find it at 3 different stores. I dont think I’d know the difference.

    • Same here couldn’t find the adobo sauce anywhere.  I substituted chili sauce and added 1/2 tsp of chipotle chili powder.  

  84. I am making this now for my family – and it smells amazing – makes me almost want to stop being a vegetarian LOL!! Thanks Gina for yet another amazing recipe!!!

  85. Is this zero points if you don’t use the suggested toppings? Or are the toppings extra?


  87. This is SO delicious. It honestly tasted like a restaurant soup. I’ve never made a soup so flavorful. Maybe because I put in two heaping teaspoons of chilies in adobo. So easy to make.

  88. Thank you so much for sharing this ! I made it on Saturday in the instant pot, my wife and I devoured it!

  89. Made this Sunday night for dinner and thought it was very tasty with greek yogurt, cheese, lime juice, and cilantro.. Had it Tuesday afternoon for lunch and omitted cheese & yogurt/sour cream to use avocado, lime, cilantro, and a dash of salt-it was amazing! One of my new favorites! 

  90. One of my favorite soups for the past few years….LOVE this recipe…I make a huge pot and freeze it in several containers…just made it last weekend…

  91. How would you adjust cook time if using frozen chicken breasts?

    • No need to adjust the cook time, it will just take longer for the pot to become pressurized because it’s cold. I always throw frozen chicken in

  92. Made this for my family, everyone had a 2nd bowl so glad I doubled it!!

    Very good, very easy!! Will make again.

  93. I just can’t say enough about ALL of your recipes, Gina. They are perfect and this one is no exception. Wouldn’t change a thing!

  94. Thank you for this delicious recipe!!  I made it in the crockpot and also did it in the Instant Pot and I found that the chicken was more moist doing it as slow cooker just as a heads up for people who prefer that!  

  95. Making this tomorrow for our snow storm heading in. Can not wait to try it. I love every recipe I have made from Skinnytaste; and I have made many. These recipes have helped me drop close to 40 lbs. Gina you have made my food transformation so easy.

  96. Is the chipotle chili in adobo sauce spicy??? Just want to know if my kids will like. 

  97. HI Gina,
    I want to make a double batch in the crock pot. Do I just double all ingredients? Will the cooking time in the crockpot be the same or should I cook it for longer?


  98. I bought B/S chicken thighs by mistake.
    Any difference in time in crockpot?

  99. Made it with ground 99% ff turkey instead of chicken and cooked it stove top instead of instant pot/slow cooker. Really delicious! I’ve made several of your recipes and this ones a keeper for sure!

  100. Without toppings mine is 0 points. No oil used. All ingredients 0 points. Will count any points I add!????

  101. I made your homemade enchilada sauce and have left over shredded chicken. How would you use that sauce to make this soup? I made the chicken enchilada skillet recipe using the enchilada sauce and loved it! 

  102. This is the best soup I have ever made. It is hearty, healthy and spicy I love spice in my food. I did not need to add toppings, the soup was so good. Followed recipe exactly also cooked in my Instant Pot. No burn at all. Made a 2nd batch tonight used chicken breasts from a rotisserie, skin removed worked perfect. Thank you for the recipe.

  103. Very good and my grandchildren enjoy. Have made both versions, ie Instant Pot and stovetop, and both are good, but now addicted to the Instant Pot. 

  104. What makes this soup so high in Cholesterol??  Doesn’t add up to me?  Great recipe though, my kids love it

  105. Any idea how this freezes? I have made it before and we loved it but I am trying to meal plan ahead of time. Thanks!

    • I am curious about this as well…has anyone had success feeezing this? 

      • Yes, there was enough left over for another meal. I froze it and re-heated on the stove top.
        Of course, it was only five days later because it was a cold, rainy night and we were craving it.

  106. This was perfect on a cold night! It was a huge hit w/ the family and really filling! Changes: I added an additional can of black beans and next time I will double the seasoning. Thanks Gina for all the great recipes and keeping us all healthy!!

  107. I want to make this for a potluck, if I double the chicken and beans, would I have to adjust the spices/seasonings to accommodate? I’m really excited to test this recipe out!

  108. This recipe looks delicious! Can you make this in a Dutch oven instead of a crock pot?

  109. I’m making this recipe tonight and got all the ingredients, but is a can of the “chipotle chili’s in adobo sauce” meaning peppers in adobo sauce? As in hot red peppers? 

  110. I’m not a fan of cilantro. Does anyone have a recommendation for a substitution?

  111. Does anyone make this with ground beef vs chicken? What would need to change in ingredients and or cook timing? Beef Enchilada Soup also sounds great!

  112. Made this for dinner! Turned out amazing! I have to say its my favorite enchilada soup recipe! 

  113. I made this last night as per the recipe and it lacked flavor. Next time I would add a few more spices, a can of diced green chili’s and Rotel instead of diced tomatoes to give it more flavor.

  114. looks delish! Can you make this on stove top?

  115. This was really good, however, it needed a bit more flavor so I did the following:

    – Used Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies) instead of just plain diced tomatoes
    – Sprinkled Creole seasoning after you add everything to the crockpot.
    – I added a few tablespoons of cilantro salsa to give the tomato sauce some zest.

    The additions above made it super delicious!

  116. Can the crock pot version be made with frozen chicken breast?

    • I have same question, I am thinking just let it slow cook a little longer?  It then wonder if the water that comes out of chicken as it cooks – will that affect anything?

  117. For those that can’t find Chipotle in adobo sauce (I only had time for Trader Joe’s & they don’t carry that spice), try 1 TBSP Chili powder and cayenne powder + smoked paprika to taste. Turned out tasty & just right amount of spice. The frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe’s was a nice alternative to plain frozen sweet corn.. Added in sliced zucchini as I had one about to go bad. Not rating  since I altered recipe but this was easy and worth making on a cool day. Chef boyfriend approved. 

    • Thank you for the advice regarding the chili in adobo sauce! I didn’t have it on hand so I added your suggested paprika, cayenne, and chili powder. I wasn’t sure how much you meant so I did it to taste and it added a nice spice to the broth! Just put in the crockpot and I’m excited to see how it turns out!

  118. FABULOUS RECIPE in the Instant Pot! Just a right balance of seasoning, Chicken was wonderful!

  119. Making this in the instapot! Using chicken bone in doubled the cooking time. Perfection!

  120. I have a batch of your fantastic Best Enchilada Sauce. Would you add 1 cup enchilada sauce and 2 cups chicken stock when making this? Thank you for the fabulous recipes.

  121. Made this last night and it was a big hit! Love the low calories and the many ways to put a twist in it!

  122. Made this in the morning in my new Instant Pot! So quick and so good! I had leftover juice from cooking refried beans and added that to make it so yummy good!! I used a little too much adobo sauce (spicy) so I added some of the refried beans I had too. It just kept getting yummier! Homemade taco chips and ff sour cream! I am in heaven!! Thank you so much so posting so many wonderful recipes and including now the Instant Pot! And including WW points!!!

  123. Delicious, I”ll be making it again soon.

  124. I’ve made this recipe in the past (it turned out GREAT!- Much loved by my husband). Was thrilled to see the addition of instapot instructions! THANKS!

  125. Gina do you know if chipotle in adobo comes in a smaller can? I buy the Goya 7oz. Can and I end up tossing most of it.  

  126. I am in Australia, and have converted ingredients/measurements successfully every time! Love your recipes (chicken enchiladas are the fam fave!). I’m cooking this one on the stovetop, and has turned out great! Thanks Gina!!!

  127. GINA .. amazing flavor…
    I don’t understand a comment about picky people.. points., if they do not get what they believe it should be … SIMPLY don’t use this recipe…
    Gina keep the great recipes coming

  128. HI Gina – I imported your recipe into MyFitnessPal….it sounds so amazing! But the nutrition stats came back differently, (452 cal. 35 carb. 18 fat. 37 protein. 1017 sodium.) I checked the ingredients very closely go see if there were any mismatch, and didn’t see any. Can you comment on why that might be? Did your analyzer include the toppings? Thanks in advance, even in the hot summer we’re having, I’d love to try this, and just want more clarity for tracking purposes.

  129. Oh my…this recipe is A.MAZ.ING! I didn’t even know what chipotle chili in adobo sauce was when I first made this recipe, but I typed it into HyVee Aisles online and ordered it up with everything else. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out to be the best soup I’ve ever made in my life! My whole family loved it and now frequently asks for it…even during the very hot summer!

  130. I love this soup, and make it often! Does anyone know if the nutrition facts include the toppings listed in the recipe?

  131. Has anyone ever doubled the recipe in a 6 qt instant pot? Does it fit? This is by far one of our favorite recipes ever!

  132. Have you froze this before? Thinking of making a double batch and freezing half.

  133. Amazing. I make a big batch, and freeze cups for myself to pull out pre-made deals when my boyfriend is working, or I am busy with work.

  134. Another keeper recipe! I never really get tired of these flavors and I made this in the Instant Pot and loved how tender the chicken gets. It’s delicious and hearty. Thanks, Gina for such delicious, healthy recipes!

  135. My sister introduced me to this recipe on this site, and oh my, this recipe is delicious! Hubby loves it, and he shared some with his co-workers and they all asked for more! I’ve made this several times already, and will be making a double batch tomorrow.

  136. I made this tonight and it was soooooooo good! Even my 3 year old ate it ?.

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  138. This is one of my go-to weeknight meals! I like it more than my boyfriend, but hes a creamy soup man. It’s hearty in the winter, but light enough I dont mind eating it in the summer.

  139. Just wondering how to make this on the stovetop? My crockpot recently broke but wanted to make this for dinner this week 🙂 Thanks!

  140. Made this soup the other night. total hit in my family including my 11 & 13 year olds. Delicious — perfect for a cold evening.

  141. I made this last night and it was delicious! And at only 2 points per serving! It’s a new favorite in our house.

  142. If you don’t use the avocado, sour cream, or cheese in the toppings, is this zero points?

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  144. About how much salt is needed?  1 tsp?    I get tired of “to taste”…  thanks!

  145. I’m in Canada and can’t find chipotle chili in adobo sauce anywhere. What can I use as a substitute??

    • It’s been a long time since but I’m in Vancouver and found it in the Mexican food aisle at save on foods. They label it as chipotle peppers in adobo sauce it was with canned jalapenos, refried beans etc.

  146. If I leave out the can of corn what would the nutrition breakdown be?

  147. My husband and I loved this soup! It was so easy to make in the crock pot. I added a little more chipotle. The spice was perfect for us and we loved the smokiness. Also skipped the cilantro. Will definitely be making this again!

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  149. I made this for 2 of us so we’ll have great leftovers. I thought I had diced tomatoes but didn’t so used Rotel and a 4 ounce can of diced green chiles. This kicked up the flavor a bit. I used 1# of cooked chicken that I made the night before and added it the last hour (4 hours total) and that worked perfectly. I wouldn’t add as much chicken next time. The garnishes were great. Easy!!

  150. How might I make this recipe if I don’t have a slow cooker or instant pot 

  151. This recipe is on regular rotation in our house! So easy and delicious. I never use the chili in adobo bc we are not a fan of that flavor, but the soup tastes great without it. Sometimes we add a little chili powder or extra Rotel since we leave the chipotle out.  We usually cook up some corn tortilla strips to top it as well. Love this recipe and it can easily be modified to suit you and your family’s tastes. 

  152. I made this in my IP and it was all good that I’m making it again! Quick question, does the nutrition information include the toppings? Thanks Gina!

  153. I just made this recipe and it’s delicious. But when I     entered the nutritional  info onto the Weight Watchers site, it calculates 9 points/serving, not 2. 
    Of course I’m hoping you are accurate! 
    Thank you. 

    • There is a similar comment toward the top. No fear, she IS right. ?

    • That’s because she used the recipe builder to get the points, not nutritional info like you did. WW counts most of the items in this soup as 0 points (all the chicken, veggies, broth) – so if you use the recipe builder those ingredients do not carry points. If you simply enter in the nutritional info WW just gives you a point number based on the nutritional info and does not take the 0 point foods out of your points.

  154. What can be substituted for the Chipotle chili in adobo sauce? I’m only finding chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Is this the same thing???

  155. We love this soup. Great flavors and very feeling. Will definitely make often

  156. So easy and flavorful. Love SkinnyTaste recipes!! Keep them coming.

  157. We’re getting ready to make this for the 3rd time in 4wks. Very popular with the whole family.

  158. Hi Gina, I have shredded rotisserie chicken and a new instant pot. How should I modify this for cooking time? It looks amazing! Thanks!

  159. I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and was super nervous to use it. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to give it a try and O man am I glad I did! So good the chicken is so moist. There was enough leftover for my hubby and I to take some for lunch.

    Nothing better than a 2 pt lunch. If you use fat free Greek Yogurt it’s zero points added and it tastes just like sour cream.

  160. Love this soup!! I make a batch of it on Sunday to have for lunches throughout the week. A great low point meal that is filling and delicious!

  161. Could I use taco seasoning instead? Or chili powder?

  162. Delicious!  It’s filling and healthy and so so good. I love it for leftovers too and often make extra for that reason. 

  163. I think this is my favorite recipe we have ever made! The taste is perfectly spicy, it’s really filling for a soup – and it’s so low in points that you can easily add “naughty” things such as cheese, avocado, and light sour cream! 

  164. My husband made this for dinner tonight.  I loved walking in to the house and smelling the flavors.  He adjusted a little due to cooking in a crockpot.  He browned the onions and garlic on the stove before putting in the pot.  

  165. This is my favorite skinny Tate recipe! It’s delicious!

  166. Made this in my Instant Pot and it was amazing!! The only very small change I did, was when the chicken had to be shredded, is when I added the frozen corn (which was only partly thawed). I didn’t want it to be obliterated because I love corn 😛 So we poured it in and stirred, I put the pot back on Sauté for the very few seconds it took to return to a boil, since it was all still so hot. Then I just put it back on warm. We shredded chicken and added it, by the time we got the bowls and things ready, the corn was fine. So it was still a touch of crunch how I like it! I haven’t used chipotles in adobo before, so I was unsure if the measurement amount was including or excluding any of the pepper chunks. In the end I added more than called for, and it was awesome. (Probably about 1T in total.) Thanks and I’ll make this again for sure!

  167. I’ve made this recipe before and love it – but if I want to double it, would I need to leave it in the slow cooker longer? Worried about the chicken cooking more than anything…

  168. I have chicken already cooked and shredded. How long would I need to cook for? Chicken is frozen.

    • I used precooked chicken and did mine on the stove top, so I just brought it all to a boil and then simmered about 20 min. Turned out ok!

  169. This looks so delicious! Can you please tell me if your calorie count includes the toppings? Thank you!

  170. Do I put the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in whole, or chop them up?

  171. I love this recipe and even better, my husband loves it! He is a great cook and so I am always looking for recipes that he will like. We both like how flavorful this recipe is without making you feel heavy. 

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  173. I have never made a dish of yours that I didn’t absolutely love. Every single one is in my regular rotation now!!

  174. What size instant pot is this for? Seems like too much for my 3 qt? Would halving the recipe work “as is” or will I need to adjust time? Wanted to try this as my first instant pot meal 🙂

  175. Passed the husband test! I’m going to add more chipotle chilis next time.

  176. Is this now 0 points on frrestyle?!?!

  177. I’m not familiar with the chipotle chili in adobo sauce.  Where is this generally located at the grocery?

    • It should be found the international/Latin section. It’s in a can; small size can is 7 oz.  which is plenty for a couple of recipes. Where I live (Southern California), it is also available at Target, and Walmart stores that sell food. Has a nice smoky taste. I’ve added a tad to meatloaf recipes to give it a “kick”. 

      You don’t need a lot to make an impact on a recipe!

  178. I’ve made this soup many times in my crockpot and I love it!  My question is, are the sour cream and avocado calculated into the Smart Points? 

  179. Do the points include the toppings?

    • I plugged it into my recipe builder on the WW website and I don’t think it does, if you add the toppings it makes it 5pts vs 2pts

  180. Delicious!! Loved by my entire family. Will definitely cook this again. 

  181. OMGosh!!!!!!!   This soup is fantastic!  Did it in my Instant Pot. Thanks Gina!!! I have yet to make one of your recipes I don’t like.  Thank you for all your hard work,!

  182. Snow day today, good day to take my crockpot out and try this soup. Followed recipe exactly because that’s what you should do the first time. Once you chop your onion, garlic, cilantro, rinse your beans, the rest goes pretty quick. It was a little hot for my husband and I(not for my kids), but I got used to it. The taste was pretty good, thought it lacked a little bit of flavor, maybe it was the low sodium chicken broth and tomato sauce? BUT it is less calories so what do I expect?! 

  183. All of your recipes are great, and this one was no exception!  Thanks for posting so many healthy  instant pot recipes!

  184. I put the nutritional information into the WW calculator and it’s saying that each serving is 9 points, not 2…???

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

      • I plugged the ingredients into my recipe builder and it only came out to 1 smart point… did you include the toppings in your smart point value? 

      • It is one point now because of the Freestyle Plan-the beans, corn, and chicken are now 0 smartpoints.

      • So in this recipe, we’re the avocado, sour cream and cheese counted in the calorie count?  I also came up with 9 sp. I understand your explanation about recipe builder.  Is that how you came up with just 2 sp?  Thanks 

    • It’s only 1 point per serving in the WW recipe builder.  Make sure you are using 2 tsp of oil as referenced in the recipe.  2 tbsp of oil would increase the oil from 3 to 8 individually.  If you are including the toppings then it probably would be higher in points but one serving of the soup is only 1 point without toppings. I hope this is helpful.

  185. I have a lot of your enchilada sauce in my freezer. Any way I could use that in this recipe? A lot of. The same stuff?

  186. I made this soup in my instant pot. It was really easy to make and super flavorful! My family loved it! Perfect for a cold day!! I’d definitely make this again!!!!

  187. Made this tonight in my instant pot. Loved it!! I just got a instant pot for Christmas so thank you for including that in a lot of your recipes now!!

  188. I loved this recipe for the Instant Pot! It was so easy to make and so full of flavor! My boyfriend didn’t think it was going to be a large amount, but we had enough for a couple of days worth of leftovers!

  189. Delicious and will make again!  My husband, 6 year old and 3 year old all happily ate it.  I only cooked it for 11 minutes (3 full size chicken breasts) and added about a tablespoon of sour cream when serving.  The sour cream gave the soup a creamy look.

  190. This is delicous!!! If you don’t add the sour cream or cheese, I believe its 0 points!!

  191. made this for dinner tonight. I was afraid of the adobo chiles because I have never used them before so I halved it and added a lot of cilantro. It was delicious and not spicy. I’d try more adobo next time.

  192. Can I use frozen chicken breasts?

  193. can I use leftover cooked chicken? 

  194. Hi Gina Question for you, w hat size crockpot is this recipe based on?  I have a 5qt crockpot and was wondering if it is large enough for the recipes here. Thanks, Linda

  195. I was busy with holiday preparations so I substituted a can of enchilada sauce for the tomato sauce and spices.  The soup was fabulous!  My husband loved it!  Thank you for yet another great recipe.  I love your books!

  196. We don’t like spicy foods how can I change the recipe so it will still be good

  197. Are you going to indicate Lifestyle Points vs Smart Points for Weight Watchers because the program changed a week ago?

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  199. Can I use frozen chicken and cook this in my pressure cooker? Will the cooking settings be the same?

  200. Hi Gina,
    Would this be a zero point soup under the new Freestyle program without any cheese?


  201. Hey how can you tell if a recipe has been updated for freestyle or not?

  202. This is the second meal I’ve cooked in my IP (the first was your Tikka Masala w/cauliflower and peas). I subbed in hominy for the corn because I prefer hominy. I just took the chicken out to shred it. It pulled apart like it had cooked for hours in a slow cooker. I’m looking forward to making more of your IP recipes! (yes, I’m writing this before tasting – but how could it not be delicious?)

  203. Omg…just made this for dinner. So so very good!! Thank you!!

  204. The base of this broth sounds like your Skinny taste enchilada sauce, which I happened to have leftover in my freezer. Think I could skip the step with the chicken broth, tomatoes and chili in adobo sauce?? Love your enchilada sauce!  

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  208. Made this today and it was DELICIOUS! The only recipe variation I made was instead of petite diced tomatoes, I used petite diced tomatoes with green chilies added! Zesty but not too spicy—YUMMY! Will definitely make this again.  Quick and easy—-was ready to eat in 4 hours (slow cooker).

  209. Hello! This looks amazing! If I were to not add the chicken (I’m a veggie) and use veggie broth, do you think I could just make it on the stove and until heated? Thanks!

    • THIS WAS AMAZING!!!! I just sautéd everything I could in olive oil (including carrots and celery) then added veggie broth, canned toms, black beans, corn and spices and let it simmer for 20. Served it over brown rice and with all the suggested toppings! AMAZING!! Thank You!!!

      PS. I also froze the left over chipotle chili in adobo sauce in a ice cube tray. Once frozen they will be the perfect size to just drop into the soup for next time! 🙂

  210. I made this for dinner last night — delicious! Looking forward to leftovers for lunch! 

  211. Hi Gina….question for you, where in the grocery store do you typically find the chipotles in adobo sauce?? I searched everywhere at my store tonight and could not find them!

    • They’re usually in the ethnic section. — Mexican or Spanish. My store has a very large Goya brand section which is where I find them. Good luck! My house smells amazing since this will be our dinner tonight. Can’t wait!

  212. Is tomatosauce same as Ketchup? 

  213. I’m making this AGAIN tonight…SO GOOD!

  214. This recipe was my first Instant Pot meal. Wow – absolutely delicious!!

  215. I have made many of your recipes and I think this is my favourite one to date!! WOWOWOWOW! This was also my FIRST time using a slow cooker by the way. And I used a liner so I wouldn’t have much clean up.

    I added chopped avocado along with the other recommended toppings and this was so yummy. I wish I could upload a picture – mine looks as pretty as yours!

    Keep up the great work on recipes – can’t wait for your new book! I love cooking your recipes and feel virtuous after having eaten them – hard to believe they can be healthy and delicious too!

  216. Any idea if this could be doubled in a 6qt instant pot? I’d love to make extra to freeze.   Love this recipe!

    • I doubled in my 8 qt Instant Pot last night. It went between the the half full and max mark, so I’m thinking it would not fit in the 6 qt.

  217. Made this today in the crock pot and it was amazing! I was easily able to double the recipe, which made for some to freeze and some to share with friends. It’s very easy to adjust to taste, as well as make thicker like chili or thinner like soup. ADJUSTMENTS: used Rotel Diced Tomatoes, used Kunar’s Corn instead of frozen, added a few diced Chipotles in Adobe Sauce, added about 8oz of Red Enchilada Sauce, add 4oz of diced Green Chili’s. TOPPED AT SERVING: a squeeze of fresh lime, sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onion, cilantro and tortilla strip chips

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  219. Question…does the nutritional content include the items listed under toppings (cheese, sour cream, avocado, etc)?

  220. Can I sautéed everything the night before and put in refrigerator until morning then throw it all in the crock pot?wendy

  221. Can you freeze this?

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  223. Hi Gina, I made this last night (crock pot version), and it was SO good!  I made it exactly to the recipe.  The addition of crushed tortilla chips on top really added to the “enchilada” taste. 

    Thank you for so many great healthy recipes!

  224. Does the nutrition information include all the toppings like the sour cream also? 

  225. how long would i cook it in my instant pot for if i use chicken tenders?

  226. I made as directed – Delicious! I did forgot the cheddar topping and it was still fantastic. Super satisfying and filling. Looking forward to lunch tomorrow! 

  227. S delicious!  I could have eaten the entire pot. Will definitely make this again. 

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  232. Any recommendations for people out of the house for 7+ hours? I love your crock pot recipes but now that I am working outside the home, none are working for us due to the short cooking times.

  233. Hello Suzanne from Auckland NZ here.????
    Please tell me what is your version of Tomato Sauce in the Enchiladas Soup recipe.
    Is it just puréed tomatoes or does it have extra spices in it.?
     I would never use NZ prepared tomato sauce I’m sure.
    Good on sausages!! 
    Thank you. 

  234. So we’re adding the raw chicken to the crock pot on top of everything else listed in directions correct? 

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  236. Another winner! Love evry single one of your recipes! It’s gotten to the point that the whole family knows if dinner is delicious, it’s a Skinnytaste recipe. Seriously, every single recipe is easy to prepare and delicious! Thank you! This recipe came out perfect- I doubled it in my big crockpot so we could have some leftovers. Only addition was some crushed tortilla chips. SO GOOD. Thank you, Gina!

    • Thank you Claudia! That means a lot to me!

      • I absolutely agree! I LOVE your recipes, Gina! I found you when I was doing weight watchers and you are still my go-to a year out maintaining my weight. I’ve shared your recipes far and wide! I I am so glad I found you!!!

  237. Just made this tonight and it was delicious! I subbed soy curls for the chicken to make it vegetarian. It worked perfectly!

  238. This is so good! I made it on the stovetop and thickened it with a flour roux at the end (similar to what you do with your tomato soup). My mother-in-law was very skeptical but agreed that it really does taste like enchiladas! Making another batch in the slow cooker for the freezer. Love your recipes. They always work 🙂

  239. I used the ground dried chipotle chilis and taco chicken meat I had frozen. So good

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  243. If I wanted to use chicken thighs on the bone should I cut the bone out first or let it
    simmer for a few hours then take them out?

  244. I make this in my instant pot but do 7 minutes for raw chicken and 12 minutes if it is raw and frozen and it comes out every time. 

  245. Tried this tonight and it was delicious! Does anyone know how long it keeps in the fridge? It’s just my hubby and me and we have lots left. Also has anyone frozen it?

  246. What would the difference be in final flavour if putting everything right in the crock pot, rather than sautéing the onions beforehand?

  247. Here is a great tip for Chipotle in adobo sauce…….
    I love the sauce part and not necessarily the chilli’s, I find that the chili’s can be a bit spicy. I would throw out the chili’s and would only use the sauce.. one day i puréed the chili’s and sauce together then froze in usable portions in ice trays or something similar.

  248. Wow, this was really incredible! I was so pleased with how this turned out – flavors were great and it kept well. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

  249. Hi Gina,

    After sautéing the garlic and onion, which function on the instant pot do you use on high pressure? I have the instant pot and can’t just select pressure on mine. I have to chose a function and then choose low or high pressure.

  250. I have this in the crockpot right now. I can’t wait to try it for dinner! I love experimenting with spices and herbs and I admit I put a little hint of ginger powder and chili powder into this…probably not enough to make a difference but lets hope it turns out good!

  251. Hi. Love your recipes! Have you ever done this with frozen chicken breasts? Curious how much time to add and wondering if texture would still be ok? Thoughts?

  252. I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious. My new favorite flavor is the chipotles in adobo. I have been making as many recipes as I can with this yummy stuff. I bought the instant pot after reading your blog and I am in love with it. Never used a pressure cooker before. Soooo cool and fast.

  253. any recommendations for what to do after adding the whole can of chilpote peppers, after chopping them up??? ugh

    • I freeze them and use little bits at a time. Works great!

    • As in you put the whole can in the crock pot… so it’s really spicy I guess. You could mello the taste by adding more of each of the other ingredients, and maybe even  sour cream to mute the heat.

  254. Seems a little too much salt as my wife can only have 
    2300 mg of sodium per day. But the soup is to die for!

    • I try to use no salt added canned goods wherever possible and it makes a huge difference in terms of sodium content for black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.  Most in store brands are starting to have no salt added products at pretty reasonable prices.  I would rather add extra spices like cumin and chili pepper for seasoning over salt! ????

  255. So delicious!  Love the chipotle peppers in the adobo sauce!  First time using and I used whole can too!  Spicy but we loved it!  Now I know why you just use a little!  Thanks for all your great recipes!  Love the ones I can do it the instant pot!

  256. Hi Gina! Cannot wait to try this! Question – does the smart points value include the toppings? Thank you!!! 

    • All but the sour cream.

      • So can you tell me the nutritional info if you don’t have any of the toppings? Love this soup and was so confused as to why it was so high. Good to know that it includes everything. I have it plain…still soo good!
        Thank you!

      • Sorry I am not sure off the top of my head. You can use Myfitnesspal recipe calculator to get any nutritional info!

  257. When I made this, I just cooked it in a large pan. I boiled my chicken breasts and used the broth from the cooked chicken.

  258. Recipe looks amazing! What size slow cooker do you use? And 4-6 hours is a big range, do you recommend one over the other?

  259. Do you put the chicken in there not cooked or cook it first?

  260. I made this last week and it was delicious! Instead of using sour cream, I subbed organic nonfat Greek yogurt and it was just as good, if not better than sour cream!

  261. I made this tonight in the InstaPot. I did the onions and garlic with the olive oil on saute and then added everything else in. Added in some bell peppers and set on high pressure for 60 minutes. The chicken shredded perfectly and we loved the flavor of this soup! Thanks, Gina!

  262. Just want to clarify..the chicken breasts are not cooked when you add them?

    • Allison, 

      I’m sure you’ve long made this already but just wanted to give my thoughts. For nearly every recipe on SkinnyTaste I’ve been searing the meat (whatever it is) before it goes into the CrockPot. While that might adjust the cook time a tad (just watch it) it really amps up the flavors. 

  263. Hello, If I am ordering groceries and they don’t have chilis in adobo sauce, is there an alternative I can use?

  264. What if you’re ordering peapod, and they don’t have chilies in adobo sauce? Is there an alternative I can use?

  265. Can I make this in a large crockpot or does it need to be a standard size?

  266. Could you do this with ground beef

  267. Can I put it all in the instant pot and cook it faster?

  268. Can you make this is a pressure cooker??

  269. Hi Gina!
    I have some of your best enchilada sauce ever frozen from a previous batch I had made, can I use that instead of re-creating the chicken broth, tomato soup and chile on the stove top? Or is that different?


  270. I make this 2, sometimes 3, times a month!  My girls (5 and 9) love it!  We prefer a less meaty soup, so I love that I can use the leftover chicken in tacos the next day. Love when 1 recipe yields 2 different meals!  Thank you, Gina! 

  271. Fantastic recipe!  I will be doubling it next time to freeze.

  272. Hi Gina! 

    I’m such a fan of all your recipes. How many sp would it be without avocado?

  273. I’m going to make this tomorrow, sounds amazing. Do you think adding carrots and celery would be a good addition? i’m just trying to squeeze in as much veggies into my diet as possible!

  274. My WW calculator gives this recipe 9 smart points.   Where  mght be the discrepancy?

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why. 🙂

  275. This was my favorite tortilla soup. I have tried many and this is definitely the BEST!! I added lime and avocado and cheese to the top and skipped the sour cream! Also, since I had so much chipotle chili in adobo sauce left, I froze each chili separately on a plate, then put them in a freezer bag. I will just grab one out next time I make this soup. So delicious!!! Thank you!!!

  276. Made this last night for dinner. It was a huge hit!! Thank you for all your amazing recipes!!

  277. Is the chipotle in adobe sauce, a can of chipotle peppers, or a bottle of sauce? I am a newbie cook!

  278. Hi Gina,

    Can this delish be cooked on high for 2 to 3 hours?

  279. This soup was awesome! I’ve never cooked with chipotle chilis in adobo sauce but I am going to be figuring out how else to use them! I made our soup with left over rotisserie chicken on the stove top. Very filling and super yummy with avocado! Highly recommend trying this out!

    • Add those chipotle chilis to a brisket in the crock pot. Makes a delicious brisket for tacos.

      • I LOVE those chilis too!  I  stir a bit into condiments like ranch, BBQ sauce, sour cream,  and even hummus to make dips and spreads more interesting. 

  280. OMG this soup is amazing!  I am known for my soups and I’ve been searching for a chicken tortilla soup. Only requirement is it had to be packed with flavor. Any recipe I’ve tried fell very short. This one was phenomenal-best I’ve ever had!  All I added was a squeeze of fresh lime at the end. 5 stars!

  281. I make this on a regular rotation, it’s a fan favorite for sure. I add a good amount of regular chili powder which richens the sauce with a bit more body  and my mothers trick to Anything with tomatos is to add some brown sugar which cuts the acidity of the tomato. Maybe adds few more calories but definitely makes a difference. Have always just done this on stove top with leftover over rotisserie chicken or whatever I have around (I put leftover chicken in freezer for this very reason). Whips soup  together in no time and freezes incredibly well!! This is a winner recipe all across the board!! 

  282. This is delicious. I made it for a cold January day and it was perfect.

  283. Do the points for this recipe include the toppings? Or would we add points depending what toppings we use?

  284. This is delicious. I am laughing hysterically because the first time i made this i was not paying attention and I put the entire can of chipotle chiles in there. I kept wondering why it was so spicy! hahaha but i ate the whole pot over the course of 4 days anyway. wow. Now I’m making again with the right amount!

    • I put the whole can of chiles every time.  I also put in 2 cans of black beans.  

    • I did that once with chipotle chicken tacos…I was wondering why my family was sweating. I told my friend who gave me the recipe and she said..”how many did you use?”  I said “1”.  She said “one pepper was that spicy for you?”  I said “no 1 can”   She screamed and laughed..  We still crack up at that.

  285. Love the recipe. Just wondering what kind of chicken stock your using as I’ve yet to find gluten free chicken stock.  Any other flavour I can find, but not chicken stock.  Are you making your own?

  286. Can i cook on high for 2-3 hrs?

  287. Hi Gina,
    Thanks for your amazing recipes!  Can u please recommend a good Crock Pot to purchase?  Thanks!

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  289. Hi,
    I am clarifying if the Smart Points value includes the toppings? The soup by itself seems pretty light, so I’m guessing for 7 pts the toppings are included.


  290. Gina,

    You are my She-ro. I Love this soup so much and it is so low in SP. Thank you for share so many yummy recipes…..I sing your praises at my WW meetings every time I try something new from your site. This has been my life line next to WW Connect.

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  292. Question – Does it matter if the chicken breasts are frozen?

  293. Gina I love your recipes! I have this going in my crockpot right now and I can’t wait for it tonight! Quick question- for weight watchers points, do the 7 smartpoints include the toppings (sour cream, Cheese, etc) or are they extra? I wanna make sure I calculate correctly. Thanks!

  294. I’ve made this recipe countless times and it’s delicious. The only thing i don’t always do is saute some of the stuff before had. I just throw it in the crock pot. Oh and I sometimes add a bell pepper. I usually double the recipe and we can eat it for lunches all week and a couple dinners.

    And the biggest surprise to me is that i like it without any toppings. I LOVE cheese and sour cream especially on spicy foods but I prefer this soup without it most of this time. I do like avocado or occasionally a little cheese but most of the time i just eat it plain.

    My husband requests this soup regularly! Which says a lot because I’m not the greatest cook and I flop a lot of recipes 🙂

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  297. I’ve been staring at this recipe for weeks and last night I finally went to the grocery store and got all the ingredients. I put more chicken in (3-4 breasts) because my partner has a large stomach [lol] but it came out absolutely wonderful! I’m eating it on my lunch break at work and it couldn’t be better. Definitely will be a regular for me. Next time I may put grilled corn in it 😉

  298. Does your nutrition information include all of the toppings as well?

  299. I made this the other day and my husband gave it an unsolicited “10” rating at dinner and then the next day texted me from work and gave it an “A+” after finishing some leftovers off at around 10am. Suffice it to say that this soup will be joining our regular meal rotation

  300. I made this the other night and my husband and 11 year old loved it!  I added a TBSP of the chipotle chili in adobo sauce and the spice level was perfect for our household.  I’ll definitely be adding this into our dinner rotation this winter!

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  302. This recipe was amazing!!!! I am looking forward to making it again. My friends visiting enjoyed it too! 

  303. I made this today and it is SOOOOO good! I really thought I messed it up – I put in a whole chile. I’ve never used “chili in adobo” before, and I had no idea how spicy it was. But it was still absolutely delicious even for me, who can’t handle spicy food :)The sour cream on top helped!

    This recipe’s a keeper! Thank you!

  304. Gina – can i put everything in the crockpot at once, or must i sauté the first set of ingredients separately? I plan to put this together before leaving for work early in the morning and don’t have time to sauté things ahead of time. 

    • Lauren, 
      I leave early for work, too and would never be able to saute in the morning.  I sauteed the night before and put most of the ingredients in the crockpot and put it in the fridge overnight.  I just added the chicken the next morning and turned it on……it came out perfect!!  Don’t skip the saute… definitely added depth of flavor!

  305. I made this tonight and it hit the spot. I didn’t add toppings other then sour cream & I ran out of corn so I used a can of refried beans instead. My other half & I both had 2 bowls! It was so good.

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  307. Gina can you please give suggestion as to what setting for the ainstant Pot? I know you do a lot of soups and cooking with yours. Am wanting to try this soup with my pot. Or if anyone that has made it in the Intant Pot, what setting did you use? Thank you!! 

  308. Hi there! does your calorie count include the cheese and avocado? Or just the basic soup?

  309. Does the nutrition information include the toppings or not? This is super delicious and a different and good departure from your regular taco soup. Thanks!

  310. Hi GIna! If I want to do this in my instant pot, would I follow all the steps and then when it’s time to cook, instead of 4-6 on slow cooker mode, set it for 20 minutes on manual pressure cooker mode?

  311. Made this on the stovetop with leftover turkey. Fantastic flavor!

  312. Sorry if this is a silly question, but does the calories per serving include the toppings?? Thanks so much! 

  313. Hi Gina, when you have a little spare time, can we have this recipe in an Instant Pot version? I rarely use the crock pot anymore since I bought the instant pot and to be able to make this recipe in it, would be awesome. Thank you!

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  315. That soup looks delicious! I’ve been all about the crockpot recipes lately. I just had easy chicken noodle slow cooker, now I want to add this recipe into the mix.

  316. I was wondering if you had a suggestion on what type of chicken broth or chicken stock to use for this and some of your other recipes? I don’t have a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s nearby so that’s out. But I’ve tried a couple of store-bought ones that taste kind of weird so I was just wondering if anyone has suggestions on good store-bought ones since I’m not able to make chicken broth from scratch most of the time.

  317. Making this right now with left over crockpot chicken I had in freezer!  

  318. Just made this last night and it was great. I added 8 ounces sliced mushrooms as I had only 7-8 ounces of chicken to use up. Added some Penzeys adobo seasoning instead of the chipolte in adobo. To mine used the sliced scallions and chopped radish as garnish. Thank you again for another winner.

  319. Gina, I made this soup last night my family loved it! I used garbanzo and black beans because that’s what I had, instead of top it with sour cream I added mashed avocado. I also cooked using Instant Pot because I did not have all day to make it ????. It was delicious and everyone wanted more. I have three kids 3,5,and 11 years old. Thank you so much for so delicious and easy recipes!

  320. I’d love to make this in my Instant Pot using the PC method. Any suggestions?

  321. I think this would be a good way to use some leftover turkey that I’m sure to have. Someone earlier said they used a rotisserie chicken (because they were out of time) and simmered for 45 minutes. I’m going to try that. I’ll make the broth with turkey bones and de-fat it.

    I like that the toppings are included in the point count. It helps me with portion control.

  322. This sounds amazing and so easy, thank you!

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  324. How would I adjust this for the instant pot? Cook chicken first and then add the rest of the ingredients?

  325. Hello. why must we sautéed the onion and heat up the broth on the stove top first? Can it just all be added to the crock pot together at once to save on dishes and time? Thanks. 

  326. how long is this good for in the fridge after making it?

  327. I have made this many times to rave reviews, but the other day I was in a hurry and made it in the Instant Pot. I am not the cook you are, and I’m sure I should have adjusted spices or liquids, but I didn’t know how. I made the recipe as is and put it on the soup setting, which defaults to 30 minutes. Just as delicious as always!

  328. Made this yesterday and had it for lunch today. It was a little acidic and sharp tasting but I didn’t want to add sugar so I added a tablespoon of cream cheese into the two serve portion I was heating up. Perfection! Hubby enjoyed it and it will be going on rotation this winter in New Zealand.

  329. I've never used chipotle chili in adobo sauce. Do you add a whole chipotle or just the sauce that's in the can?

  330. Gina this is hands down my 9 year old son's favorite soup. He can't get enough of it, and he only eats about 4 things at this point…Thanks! Freezes well

  331. I have to say, I make lots of your recipes Gina but this one became an instant family favorite…. glad I doubled it! Tuesday is our extremely crazy night, so between rugby and band, before basketball, after work, everyone scooped a nice hot bowl, garnished it with their choice of toppings, and enjoyed a tasty meal that in the past might have ended up with us driving through unhealthy fast food. And plenty for lunches for me!

  332. I tried this in a pressure cooker for 30 min…..amazing!

  333. I made this today and It was fantastic. Thank you!
    I used 3tsp of Chipolte peppers and it wasn't spicy. Also added .5 tea spoon of msg rather than any additional salt or cumin. Devine

  334. This was delicious! I will absolutely make this again. Made it for my parents and they both loved it as well.

  335. Delicious! I used dried black beans and 8 hours on low was not quite long enough but still very good.

  336. I finally got around to trying this one, and my family loved it. My teenager raved over it both for dinner, and when we had leftovers for lunch. It's just as easy as the taco soup I have been making, but without a few of the more processed ingredients I'm now trying to avoid. I subbed 1/4 t chipotle powder for the adobo sauce, and served it with Tabasco chipotle sauce at the table. Thanks for adding another winner to my repertoire.

  337. Awesome! I modified the cooking procedure b/c I leave a 7 am and didn't think it needed to cook 11 hours on low. Followed instructions, except did not add beans, corn, or cilantro. Cooked on low 6 hours, then set pot to go to warm. Kids came home about 3 and stirred the pot vigorously with a fork until the chicken was shredded. They added the beans (we added 2 cans), corn (still frozen) and cilantro and cooked on high 2 hours, Definitely a keeper. Really wanted avocado on top, but previously mentioned kitchen helper decided that guacamole would go good with the meal, so she turned my beautifully ripe avocados into guac. and got some chips to go with it. Darn teenagers!

  338. I was looking through your cookbook and came across this recipe. I was looking for a not too heavy soup for this time of year. I made this for the first day of football season yesterday. WOW!! Everyone loved it!! Only thing I did different was add a can of medium enchilada sauce and include crushed tortilla chips as an additional topping choice along with the shredded cheddar, scallions and sour cream. Will definitely make this again!

  339. I made this in my cast iron dutch oven on the stove. Turned out amazing. Will be making again.

  340. Made this for dinner… Hubby and I loved it! Baby girl ate some of of the corn beans and tomatoes I picked out for her. And thanks to whoever suggested shredding chicken with my kitchen aid mixer, I jumped up and down in excitement with the ease of it. Shredding chicken the old fashioned way and carpal tunnel don't mix haha

  341. Why is the calorie total so different for this recipe in your cookbook than it is here?

  342. Is it possible to cook this in the crock pot for a shorter amount of time on high or would you not recommend that? If so, how long would you cook it on high?

  343. Made the book version of this over the weekend. It is delish and makes a lot of soup! The chipotle in adobo adds such a great smoky flavor.

  344. I have made this many times and it is so delicious. Even my husband loves it and he's not a huge chicken fan! In addition to the black beano I add a can of pinto beans because he also doesn't care for black beans but I like them and he can do them if there are other beans present to cut the taste of the black beans a little.

  345. I've made this soup twice, and both times it's been delicious! I was searching for something to bring to work for lunch, and found one last container of this in my freezer…I felt like I'd struck Gold! 😀

  346. Love this recipe, have made it many times but I am wondering why the nutrition fats are different website vs cookbook?

  347. Made this tonight on the stove. So good! A spash of lime and extra cilantro along with other toppings really take it over. And found chipotles in a resealable jar. Score!


  348. This recipe is simple, easy and super flavorful. I have made it several times now and my family loves it. Make sure you add cheese, onion, extra cilantro and crushed tortilla chips on top! (avocado is great too)

  349. this recipe is awesome….easy and delicious…I have made it three times in the last few weeks and shared it with two co-workers who also loved it. One did not have a crockpot and cooked it slowly on the stove; it came out great! I love it with cheese and lots of cilantro (sometimes with crushed tortilla chips on top)

  350. I made this yesterday and was very happy with the results! I only added 1 tsp of chipotle peppers in adobo but will add more next time because there wasn't much of a kick. I topped my soup with avocado, cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime.

  351. I made this yesterday for dinner and it was delish! I used less Adobo chilies because I was afraid the soup might be too spicy for me. Not! Next time I'm using more — the chilies add a wonderful depth of warm flavor to this dish. I had enough leftover for lunch today, plus a container in the freezer for later. Next, I'm trying the Pumpkins Scones…Love my Skinnytaste Cookbook!

  352. Outrageous!!!!! How have I missed this recipe for so long?? This will be in heavy rotation now! Love the heat with the chilies and the cool of the avocado on top! This is great! You should write a cookbook and definitely include this in it (wink wink)!! Congrats my famous bestseller friend!! You are an inspiration!!!

  353. I luv this dish…been juicing and eating healthy, but my family did not really care for it. I call them the carbs.

  354. This was really good. Thanks!

  355. This was fantastic! I will definitely make it again.

  356. Check out my review of this recipe at

  357. Gina,
    Been on a soup binge lately and have been wanting to try this and finally got to it yesterday. Just have to say, AWESOME!!! Love to cook and also brought some in to my group at work. Another big pleaser. 🙂 Forgot to bring in cheese and sour cream but was great without it. Can wait to see what the hubby thinks of this?? He will have to have the cheese and sour cream in it though! Need your opinion on one thing; they sell diced tomatoes with chipotle now. I was thinking next time I make this, using those instead because even the small can of chipotle in adobo sauce is way too much and goes to waste. What do you think?

  358. This was delicious and freezes nicely. The only thing I did differently was use chicken breast on the bone. Great flavor!

  359. Sorry I didn't get a chance to read all of the many comments. Is the 2tbsp cheese included in the 7PP?

  360. I puree a can of white beans with 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, then blend in 3/4 cup of greek yogurt to that and pour it into the crockpot for a 'creamy' version of this soup with extra protein.. so good! Thanks for this recipe!

  361. So good! Didn't have the Chipotle chili in adobo sauce, so I added 1/2 a packet of dry enchilada sauce.

  362. I am making this today! I have the crock pot going and it will be on low for about 10 hours. I know the recipe calls for 4-6, so will the 10 be too long?

  363. I have used this recipe several times. This last time I used leftover grilled chicken thighs. Just skinned, then pulled the meat off the bone and gave it a rough chop. I didn't think this soup could get any better, but the smoked flavor from the grill put it over the top!

  364. I can't thank you enough. Your blog is invaluable to me! Please keep it up. This recipe was another great one by the way. Cooking is so much more enjoyable when it turns out great every time!

  365. Would this also work on the stove-top? What modifications in cooking would there be?

  366. Can I cook this longer? I'd like to start it before I leave for work… so I'd have to cook on low for 8 or 10 hours. Love all your recipes and can't wait to try this one!

  367. looks amazing

  368. I'm well behind the times but i only found this a few weeks ago! its delish, thanks for posting (pic here

  369. Made this today. It's amazing. LIterally, every recipe we make of yours, my Husband and I say – this is so good. Delish!

  370. I made this today and it was DELISH!! Thanks so much Gina.

  371. hello there,
    it took me forever to find chipotle chili in adobo sauce.
    the cook at publix had helped me locate it, but, they had chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. are they the same???

  372. LOVE this recipe! Added an extra can of Black Beans and served it with crushed tortilla chips and avocado…it was like a yummy tortilla soup! Your recipes ROCK!

  373. This was soooooo delicious. Even my 15 month old loved it! Thanks for letting us know about this recipe. I LOVE cilantro and reminds me of my time I spent in Honduras for a year. This is sooooo good.

  374. This soup tastes fantastic! What isn't to love about a favorite food made into a soup recipe? I am making this again tomorrow.

  375. This recipe is easy and delicious! I love that you can cook the chicken in the crock pot too. Like everything in the crock pot, the soup tasted even better on the second day. Thanks so much for sharing this! I will definitely be making this again :).

  376. I have to say that this is one wonderful recipe. It's easy and it taste great. Continue the good work.

  377. WOW! this is my new favorite soup! Since not crazy about chipotle adobo sauce, I just put some chili powder in and it was great! Putting in whole chicken breasts and shredding them when the soup's done works out great and the chicken comes out done and tender. Making double batches to have some to freeze!! Thanks for sharing all your great recipes!! I've enjoyed cooking these last few months! ~ Paula J.- Bham AL

  378. Cecia-
    I also wondered how to store the extra adobo chilis after I used what I needed for the recipe. I ended up putting them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. Then I just pull them out and take the amount I need for the next recipe. It has worked great.

  379. My favorite skinny taste recipe so far! So easy and tastes very authentic, even better than the restaurant. My boyfriend said you better make this again. Thanks Gina! Love your site

  380. This absolutely ROCKED! I have a recipe for Tortilla Soup that I was hoping this would mimic and it TOTALLY does without the long hours prepping roasted chicken, etc. I only wish I had a large enough slow cooker to double it.

  381. Hey, Iam french, back from oz and as every time you come back from travelling you want to try new tastes and introduce a new way of cooking in your kitchen. so im in ! viva enchilada soups !

  382. made this last night, my boyfriend and i finished it off today – it was SO GOOD! my boyfriend couldn't believe it was so low cal. we like spice, so i substituted the can of diced tomatoes for a can of rotel and cut up two and a half chipotle peppers – yum yum. my boyfriend added a bit of cheese to his bowls tonight, but it was just as delicious without any toppings. can i also just say how flipping easy this was to put together? doesn't get much better than a delicious crockpot meal. this will definitely be going into our regular rotation – thanks so much!

  383. This recipe is fantastic and now a regular in my household. I add a bit more adobo sauce and a few chiles as well. Makes for a spicey soup but we love it! Making it tonight. : )

  384. I'm making this right now. I didn't plan well so I put it in my stock pot with cooked chicken. It will simmer for about 45 min. The chili in adoba sauce smells so good. I've never purchased it before and it was hard to find in the store. It was with the Mexican chilis. I put an extra tsp. in the pot b/c it smelled so good and I'm looking for spicy tonight. 🙂

  385. Made this today, and just had a bowl after 3 hours in the crockpot, since I'm heading into work…it is so delicious! And really easy to make. I can't wait to try other recipes, I've been meaning to 🙂 The crockpot Santa fe chicken is next!

  386. This was really really good!!! I followed the directions exactly, but added some cayenne pepper, extra cumin and chipotle chili powder in the end, to give it slightly more of a kick. This is my first winter on the program and I am loving these soup recipes! Thank you Gina!

  387. Is this recipe gluten free? From looking at the ingredients, it seems to be. Just want to make sure before I make it.

  388. I've loved this recipe for awhile now. I just talked about it & linked back to your site on my blog. ( Thank you so much for all of the delicious recipes that you provide!

  389. Just got turned onto your site at Christmas. Made this soup today for dinner and it smelled so good I couldn't wait til dinner. It is DELICIOUS! Didn't change a thing! Thank you!

  390. I wasn't organized enough to do this in the crockpot yesterday, but cooked it on the stove instead, using cooked, shredded chicken instead of the raw chicken. (I also subbed 1/2 teaspoon chipolte chili powder, because I was out of chipotles in adobo.) We added the avocado and crushed tortillas; they gave a nice variety of textures. It was a big hit – can't wait to try it again in the crock pot next time.

  391. This is the best crock pot soup we've ever had. There is SO much flavor, I think it definitely comes from sauteeing the onions and garlic first. We have this every other week. I would totally recommend this!

  392. SUPER YUMMY put it in the crockpot on HIGH for 2.5 hours and it was still pretty yummy! I actually also had some tamales and ended up putting my tamale in the bowl with the soup and it was kinda amazing!

  393. Love this soup, made it for my kids in Tx twice, once in Ark. Once here. It's a great hit w/ family & friends. I added more chipotle, because we like it spicy. Also cooked on stove because it's faster. Have lost 22 pds using these recipes.

  394. I made this with ground turkey; Costco sells butterball turkey in a pack of 4, and I used one of the packages. I wasn't sure how much was in the package since it didn't say on the individual label, but I would recommend using half of that if you find yourself in the same situation. Regardless the flavor of the soup was still DELICIOUS, it was just way thicker & lighter in color than what you see in the above pictures. Anyways, this is another GREAT recipe from skinnytaste; I'd recommend trying it with turkey or ground turkey as well it's very good!

  395. I made this for the first time last week and now I want to marry it. Oh my gosh, it is fabulous! I did leave out the cilantro because I can't stand it, however. I sauteed some corn tortilla strips till they were crisp and added them to the tops of our soup bowls. Added sour cream and avocado, and with all that, one cup of soup was plenty for a meal.

    I found chilis in adobo sauce and added only about a teaspoon of the sauce to the soup and it was perfect. But now I have a whole can left and I don't know what to do with the rest of it. Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  396. I made this today! I already had cooked chicken so I just shredded it and followed the recipe just using the stove top! It was tasty good!!!

  397. I made it today, I added the sour cream, cheese and a few tortilla chips to my bowl….sooooo good! Thanks!

  398. Made this the other day and can honestly say this was the best soup I've ever made. So tasty! I couldn't find the chipolte chili in adobo sauce, so just added a bit of regular adobo seasoning and a bit of chili powder. DELICIOUS!

  399. I posted a round up of soups today on my blog I included this soup in the round up. If you are not ok with that please just let me know I will remove yours from the post. Thanks!

  400. If I wanted to add in 1/3 cup of orzo noodles, do I have to cook them first or just put them in?

  401. This was easy to make and tastes so good. I'm also happy that I can freeze the leftovers. I'm so happy that I discovered Thank you for sharing your recipes with us.

  402. I am currently living in Shanghai and made this for my husband and his family, who are all from China, and they loved it! My father-in-law ate three bowls!

  403. This was so good! My husband even said he would be mad at me if I didn't make this again soon, this is a huge compliment. I loved the flavor and how it made the house smell so good all day long. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes, I make a new one just about every day!

  404. Gina, do you think I can substitute the chicken for some type of beef?

  405. Have made this twice now… we LOVE IT!!

  406. Awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing! I love your site!!


  407. YUMMY!!! Amazing flavor and so easy to make. Will definitely be making this again.

  408. I made this today, and should have skipped the chipotle peppers. I can't stomach it because it's too hot. I tried to "eat around" it, but the flavor is still too intense. Next time I might try the enchilada sauce substitute that someone mentioned above.

  409. Thanks Gina! I was looking for something just like this to make. You never disappoint!!

  410. I made this yesterday and it was great. I am gone for over ten hours and I was worried the chicken would be overcooked. Instead of boiling everything first I put everything into the crockpot (I bumped up the garlic and onion to enhance the flavor as they were not going to be sauteed) the night before and stashed it in the fridge. I turned it on low in the morning and when I returned everything was cooked perfectly. I did end up adding in more chicken broth to thin it out a bit. So good!

  411. I have prepared this recipe for the second week in a row, it is a great recipe, my whole family enjoyed it.

    I slightly modified it the second time around by adding some salt (I know, I know, not the best of ideas, but I found it lacked salt), and 30 minutes before it ended cooking, I melted 1 tablespoon of cashew butter (peanut free here due to allergies) into about 1/4 cup of the hot broth, with 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa and 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder and added it to the soup.

    Thanks again for a fabulouly easy and tasty recipe!

  412. Do you think this would work with a pkg of boneless, skinless thighs? I'm not as concerned about the point value as I am using up what's in my fridge! Thanks!!!

  413. Made this today, it's awesome.

  414. I want to eat this tonight but sadly I have no crock pot 🙁 (new cooker) so with that being said, could I possibly use a regular stove pot n it cook faster???

    • you can definitely make it on the stove; my colleague did not have a crockpot and made it on the stove and she loved it; I would probably still cook it over low heat so the chicken does not get rubbery and overcooked.

  415. This is delicious and so easy to make!!!!!

  416. Gina- I noticed a lot of your latin recipes use Adobo chilies (since discovering them I now LOVE adding it in) but my question is, how do you store the chile after you've opened the can? I feel like most recipes only require a teaspoon or two but the can contains a ton! What do you suggest? I find that mine go bad after about a week or two and I never seem to get through the whole can in time 🙁

    • I put mine in a glass Tupperware in the freezer. Then defrost them and add the one or two that you need to your recipe. They retain their great flavor 🙂

    • I put mine in a baggie and store in the freezer! Then I can just grab a chile or two when I need it for a recipe.

    • I've been freezing them. About 1-2 chilis fit in a slot of an ice tray. It's about the perfect amount for most recipes!

    • I separate them into Ziploc bags (usually 2 to a bag, since I love them so much I rarely ever use just 1 in a recipe) and keep them in the freezer. When your recipe calls for one, take it out of the freezer maybe half an hour before you need it and it should thaw perfectly!

    • Try storing them in small quantities in ice cube trays or small baggies in the freezer so that you can use in other recipes.

    • I freeze it in zip lock bags….keeps for months and you can just slice off what you need and stick it back in the freezer.

  417. I made a batch on Monday, however instead of putting into the crockpot I put into container and froze it(the soup base, everything but the chicken)
    Today I popped that frozen container into the crockpot and put frozen chicken on top. Tonight I am hoping for yummy soup. I find it easier if I can just upend a container in the morning, instead of chopping and pre cooking anything on the stove. I will let you all know how it turns out!

    • Threw everything from frozen into the crockpot and WOW! So easy, all I had to do was dump it in, turn on low and leave it. It tasted simply amazing!

  418. I made this soup yesterday and it is one of the BEST soups I have ever made. After reading Gina's comments, I did the extra step of sauteeing the garlic and onion before putting in the crock pot and I think it made a BIG difference in the flavor. YUM!

  419. Found this recipe on pinterest and now it is a favorite in my house and with all the guests who I make it for! I use rotel w/green chilies instead of just tomatoes and I love the flavor! I also cook some rice and squeeze a lime in it and chop up some cilantro and add it to the soup to make it serve a few more people. AH-MAZING!

  420. This looks so good, but my husband is allergic to beans. Any advice about what to substitute?

  421. This soup was AMAZING! and I don't just throw around compliments like that for anything!

  422. Thanks for this recipe! Love using the crockpot and especially love things the entire family will eat. It was yummy!

  423. This is probably THE BEST recipe on your site that I've tried. My boyfriend and I made it all winter long, our first winter in New England! Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes. Tonight I'm making Bangin' Good Shrimp, tomorrow, Spinach Lasagna Rolls! Skinny Taste all week long!

  424. So like many others my store doesn't carry the chipotle peppers in adobo either. I bought Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce – seemed the closest thing I could find. Any thoughts – does anyone know if this will be similar in taste – heat?

  425. This is so good! Making it for lunches today for the second time! Thanks for your recipes, I love this site!

  426. I made this last night and it was great! I am a vegetarian so I used 16 oz of Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chick'n Strips. It turned out wonderfully! My boyfriend thought that there was real chicken in there 🙂 With that substitution, each serving has 313 calories (I'm not on WW so I don't know how to calculate points).

  427. I made this tonight for the first time and it was VERY tasty!! I'll certainly make this again! Very easy, very quick, and very good! Even my husband approves and THAT is a very big deal!

  428. Without the chipolte chilis, this was delicious! I put them in per the recipe the first time, because I didn't read anything from anybody about them being too hot, but WOW, they overpowered the soup. So I tried again, and left them out, and maybe this coudln't still be called enchilada soup, but it sure is good. Almost kind of sweet. My husband and I both loved it. But if you're heat-averse, I'd be very very cautious about adding the chipolte chilis as written.

  429. Making this now! I'm using what's left of a whole roaster after the 16 year old cut the breasts off with what looks like a machete. It will be a pain to pick the meat off the bones, but it will be worth the work. Thanks for such a yummy recipe!

  430. Made this today – assembled last night and popped in the crockpot this morning. So delicious!!! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes!

  431. This soup has become a staple in my diet. I make it every week and it's a quick go to meal if I'm in a hurry or a good go too lunch if I know I will have a heavier dinner. I haven't frozen it yet but that's because over the week I tend to eat the entire batch between lunches and dinners over the week. I skip out on the sour cream and put tortilla strips on it instead (the ones used for salads.).

  432. Denise, you find chipotle in adobo in the mexican section of any grocery store. Don't leave it out – it's a delicious, smoky flavor addition and makes the difference in a tasty soup and a bland soup!

    I would also like to note that I'm kind of lazy and threw everything in without sauteeing first, and had the same results as when we did it the first time and did saute. So if anyone wants to cut about 15 minutes of prep out, throw it all straight in! This meal is DELICIOUS – feeds plenty of people (if we are feeding a crowd we just cook rice to put in the bottom of the soup bowls – everyone loves it that way!) and no one suspects that it's healthy, because they can add cheese and chips to their heart's content, but I can feel good serving it! LOVE this one!

  433. Guys, you can cook ANY raw meat in the crock pot…not just chicken. I cook raw pork all the time for shredded/pulled pork, and it cooks thoroughly in 4 hours if I have it on high. Same goes for roasts, poultry, etc. The crock pot is essentially an oven. It gets hot enough, cooks everything completely, and makes everything SO TENDER. You're not going to get sick from cooking things that are raw.

  434. My daughter and her friend used this recipe, but they made it a bit thicker for burrito filling. I made the soup version and both are very good!

  435. I made this yesterday and ate it tonight. Very good! I didn't do the adobo sauce or the cheese/sour cream topping and it was fine 🙂

  436. Can someone tell me where I can find chipotle chili in adobo sauce?? I dont know what that is. Thanks

  437. this is now one of my favorite soups!!!! my family loves it too and super easy!! thanks for the great recipes!!!

  438. so freaking good!

  439. I made this tonight but it only came out to 4 1.5 C portions, not 6 like the recipe says. I followed every ingredient to a T. Anyone else have this happen?

    PS. Gina, all of your recipes are fantastic. This site has made my weight loss journey so much easier!!

  440. Just made this soup last night! My husband said, "This isn't another weight watcher recipe is it?" When I replied yes, he just said "Hmm…well it's pretty good!" That makes it a keeper in my book. Thanks for all the great recipes 🙂

  441. This soup was AMAZING! My husband was raving about it to his coworkers 🙂 So easy to make and love that it is cooked in the crockpot!

  442. Made this for dinner tonight. So easy. And it taste so YUMMY! The aroma alone was good. It taste like a little piece of heaven! So good and so filling! This is now added to my collection. Thank you 😉

  443. Just made it today and we loved it! Husband and kids included. Thanks! 🙂

  444. What is the serving size for this?

  445. Making this soup right now. After a taste test I can't wait to eat it. Yummy! Never used chipolata chiles before but found a can in the Ethnic aisle at the supermarket. I doubled the recipe and replaced one can of Rotel in place of one can of diced tomatoes to spice it up some more. Thanks for the recipe(s).

    • I also wanted to say that I took the seeds out of the chiles. I don't know if I was supposed to? I would like to know if that was necessary? Thanks for your suggestions.

  446. Excellent soup! I modified the spices a bit since I did not have the adobo but it was still great. Will definitely make it again.

  447. Made this soup last week to bring to PA for my brother and sister-in-law to have in their freezer. They just had a baby in early January so I was bringing down a few meals. They ate it tonight and LOVED it!! Can't wait to make it again but for myself this time :)!! And I am also curious like Jeanie above how you used the chili in adobo…..I actually just measured out some of the sauce no chili pepper but wasn't sure on that.

  448. Made this soup yesterday and it is the BEST! Hubby and son both loved it. Question on the Adobe Sauce. i used 1 chili which I cut up into very small pieces and most of the sauce that was in the can. Gina, how did you use the Chili's?

  449. I was so unsure about this recipe! The peppers in adobe sauce made me so nervous! (thought it would be so spicy) I do not cook and am trying to change that in the last 3 weeks. Thanks to you I am! (I even spent 20 min. trying to determine if Peppers in Adobe sauce were the same as Chili in Adobe Sauce) I decided to put in tomatoes with green chili (Roteli) and then 1 tbsp of the adobe sauce. Thank goodness I caught myself putting a tbsp of cumin instead of a tsp. (I had to scoop it out!) Needless to say, yum, yum, yum! I loved this and I am bringing some over to my 93 year old Grams tomorrow! THANK YOU! ( I calculated it at 8 with sour cream and ff cheese)

  450. We had this for dinner last night, but cooked it in the Dutch Oven on the stove. It was still good, but would have been even more wonderful slow-cooked. Can't wait to have Round 2 tomorrow.

    Our only modification was that my husband didn't want to shred the chicken, so chopped it up finely before he put it into the soup pot. I think that was more work than it was worth. 🙂

  451. Making this right now! Can't wait to try it.

  452. I made this soup yesterday and it was amazing! Everyone loved it, even the picky eaters in my family! Thank you so much for this recipe!! Can't wait to try more recipes!

  453. I have been wanting a great recipe for chicken tortilla soup! This is simple, delishious, and filling! AWESOME!!

  454. I do not cook much but since I was off today, I tried this. Delicious, even with the "wrong" chili sauce! Thanks, I've subscribed to your blog so I can learn more.


  455. This soup is AMAZING. The best part about crock pots is that they make multiple meals!! I diced my own roma tomatoes for this one though. Making my 2nd batch today =]

  456. Thank you for created this blog! we get soup with every dinner! It’s absolutely a hong kong staple! I love soup!!

  457. I have now made this soup 4 times in the last 2 weeks. My family loves it. Thank you so much for a great recipe. Things I changed over the remakes to fit us for anyone who is interested. With corn, beans and cheese my DH thought the chicken and beans was too much so I left out the chicken once and beans the last 2 times. The original was a little thin for us but didn't want to add flour so I added 1/2c corn mesa the last few