Healthy Chicken Enchilada Soup is a bowl of soup that is so comforting and packed full of flavor that you won’t even believe it’s healthy! Chicken is simmered in a tomato-based broth loaded full of spices such as chipotle powder, cayenne and cumin to take on the full enchilada flavor. Black beans add an extra boost of protein and flavor. Ladle yourself a bowl and top with fresh avocado, sour cream and maybe a few chips for a little crunch and you are set to go! Perfect for a weeknight meal, dinner to feed a crowd or for meal prepping.
Soup season is upon us! I live for soup season – in fact, when summer rolls around and I don’t have a pot of soup simmering on the stovetop, it’s almost depressing! Even ask John, I very impatiently wait for soup season to come back around haha. The ease of throwing everything into one pot and letting it simmer on your stovetop is just SO appealing! Plus, the added bonus of comfort!
Another thing I love about soup season: how easy it is to make a healthy meal. This Healthy Chicken Enchilada Soup is a prime example! Typically, enchiladas are loaded with cheese and not something we usually associate with “healthy.” But, this soup changes the game! High in protein, low in fat, packed full of flavor and ready in under an hour – count me in!
Using spices is an easy way to add a lot of flavor without sacrificing the “healthy” factor. Chipotle powder, cayenne, cumin and oregano all combine together to give you that classic enchilada sauce flavor! Heck, even if you aren’t trying to eat healthy, this soup is still the perfect choice!
Let’s talk toppings:
This is where the fun begins! You can really go so many different directions with the toppings to either make it healthier, add some creaminess, or a little crunch. Here are some of my favorite ideas:
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- tortilla chips
- roasted corn
- olive oil/avocado oil
The possibilities are endless!
Either way you top it or serve it, this Healthy Chicken Enchilada Soup is bound to become a new favorite! We have a fridge of leftovers of this and are PUMPED. Get to simmering away!
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