Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Soup was a randomly delicious creation a few years ago, and still happens to be one of my all time faves.  This is definitely not a genius moment by any means because it’s quite possibly the easiest soup to make, but it’s SO good and SO simple.

Something amazing happens when you sauté onion & garlic with chipotle paste.  I’m talking insanely good flavors making their way through your kitchen right about now.

Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Soup

I made a big batch of this on Sunday and have eaten it every day since.  It’s just as delicious re-heated and is the perfect quick lunch go-to.

You will Need:

Only F O U R easy steps Required:

  1. Saute onion, garlic, chipotle paste in olive oil in a large stock pot or Dutch Oven.
  2. Add zucchini, spinach or kale, and saute a few more minutes.
  3. Pour in chicken broth, enchilada sauce, and spices.  Simmer for 20 Minutes.
  4. Serve in Bowls with desired toppings. YUM.

Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 3 T Olive oil
  • 1 lb shredded chicken (or meat from Rotisserie Chicken)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chipotle paste (or 12 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeds removed and chopped)
  • 1 zucchini squash, sliced into half rounds
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 12 oz jar red enchilada sauce (check label if you are GF)
  • 34 c fresh spinach or kale
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Optional Toppings: shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream, diced red onion, avocado


  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat.
  2. When oil is hot, add onion, garlic, & chipotle paste; saute for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini & spinach/kale to pot and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Pour in chicken broth, enchilada sauce, and spices, and stir to combine.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Serve with toppings of choice!
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