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Makeover Chicken Enchilada Soup

 Makeover Chicken Enchilada Soup
Even though they have many other delicious dishes on the menu, I always find myself ordering Chicken Enchilada Soup from Chili’s! I would love to try a healthier version at home. —Traci Campbell
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 25 min.


  • 2 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • SOUP:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken base
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup masa harina
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup pico de gallo
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese


  • Cut each tortilla lengthwise into thirds; cut each widthwise into

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Makeover Chicken Enchilada Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 1/4-in. strips. Place strips and oil in a resealable plastic bag;
  • shake to coat. Combine chili powder, salt and cayenne. Add to bag;
  • shake to coat.
  • Arrange tortilla strips on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until crisp, stirring once.
  • Remove to paper towels to cool; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add
  • garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in 4 cups water, chicken base,
  • chili powder, cumin, coriander and cayenne. Whisk masa harina and
  • remaining water until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Reduce heat. Stir in process cheese until melted. Add chicken; heat
  • through. Ladle into bowls. Top with pico de gallo, shredded cheese
  • and tortilla strips. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 266 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 866 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.