Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Copycat Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the restaurant’s version. It is filled with chicken, tomatoes, cheese and red enchilada sauce and is so flavorful and delicious!

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Enchilada Soup

I think I have a NEW favorite soup recipe!! Today’s recipe is a Copycat Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup is AMAZING!! I should begin by saying that Chili’s is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the food and it’s inexpensive enough that we can take the whole family there without feeling like we’re breaking the bank. It also used to be one of the favorite places I would eat at with my co-workers back when I just graduated from college. One of the meals I loved to get was the half sandwich and soup. My favorite soup was their Enchilada Soup and although I don’t go there as often, I still think about how delicious the soup was.

A few months ago I realized I had never done a copycat version of this recipe, so I gave it a go and the result was amazing!! It was SO full of flavor and tasted just like the real thing! The masa harina (corn tortilla mix) gives is that enchilada flavor that is addicting and delicious.

How to make Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup:

Begin by sautéing your garlic in a large pot and adding your chicken broth. In a separate bowl, whisk together masa harina and water until well blended. From there, you add the masa mixture to the pot followed by the remaining water, enchilada sauce, Velveeta cheese and seasonings.

Bring this to a boil, add the chicken and simmer for thirty minutes. Top this delicious soup with your favorite toppings, like tomatoes, cilantro, cheese and tortilla strips, and you’re set!

Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup

I found the colored tortilla strips at my local HEB, but you should be able to find them at most grocery stores. I also think cilantro or green onions would be a great addition on top… oh yeah, and maybe sour cream too!!

If you’ve ever tried the recipe and loved it, you’ll definitely want to try this. In fact, if you love Enchiladas and Soup, you should try this because it’s a new keeper recipe. 😀

For more chicken soup recipes, check out:

  • Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Mexican Chicken & Corn Soup
  • Chili Verde Soup
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

This Copycat Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the real thing and is filled with chicken, tomatoes, cheese and more!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 390 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 3 chicken breast cooked and cubed
  • 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz cans)
  • 1 c masa harina corn tortilla mix - found near flour/corn muffin mix
  • 3 c water divided
  • 1 c mild red enchilada sauce
  • 16 oz Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • tomatoes (garnish)
  • corn tortilla strips (garnish)


  1. Add garlic to a large pot and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together masa harina and 2 cups water until well blended. Add masa mixture to the pot.

  3. Add remaining water, enchilada sauce, cubed Velveeta cheese, salt, onion, powder, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil.

  4. Add cubed chicken, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

  5. Garnish with tomatoes and tortilla strips.

Nutrition Facts
Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 2441mg 102%
Potassium 808mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 41g 82%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 11.3%
Calcium 47.5%
Iron 14.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from 

Chicken Enchilada Soup

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