fbpx

📲 Join the FREE Glucose Guide App for  community, coaching and support

b l o g


Chicken Enchilada Soup

An flavorful, pressure cooker soup made in 45 minutes. Delicious enchilada flavors packed into a bowl.

30 Nutritionist Created Recipes + a meal plan and grocery list to help you with blood sugar balance

The Diabestie Recipe Club is a monthly recipe guide for people with diabetes,

We set you up with a grocery list, meal plan, and 30 blood-sugar friendly recipes to make your life a little easier, PLUS access to hundreds of recipes, books and diabetes self-management coaching immediately when you join.

Share

Thanks to Barilla pasta and HEB for sponsoring this post, so I could bring you this cozy winter recipe.

Every time I think about the holidays, I think about warm, comforting, soup recipes.

This chicken enchilada soup immediately came to mind.  It combines some of my favorite things — chicken enchiladas, soup, and irresistible Barilla Farfalle pasta! 

Who doesn’t love a classic recipe turned into a soup?

Above shot of chicken enchilada soup with ladle and farfalle pasta.

Chicken enchilada soup is easy to make. Within 45 minutes you can have a delicious pot of soup with al dente pasta, and a flavorful, fully-cooked chicken ready for the family

I also loved being able to easily find the ingredients at my local HEB! Click here to add the ingredients to your cart!

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe | The Hangry Woman

Why have soup for a holiday gathering?

Chicken enchilada soup on table with spoon and ladle

It may not seem like the fanciest dish for a holiday gathering, but I love soup for the holidays because it’s easy for your guests to serve themselves, you can have everyone tailor the toppings and garnish to what they like, and during the busy holiday season, you can literally set and forget this recipe. 

I also love that as Texans, we live for the experience of eating together. A warm pot of soup brings us together – even if we have to distance! 

Adding pasta to your soup

Barilla Mini Farfalle pasta on a table

I love that pasta instantly adds a comforting feel to your soup. Barilla farfalle fits wonderfully into this recipe. 

Barilla has non-GMO ingredients, provides steady energy, and can be a part of a healthy diet. 

Plus, my soup has a bowtie! Even it is dressed up for the holidays! 

Do I have to make this chicken enchilada soup recipe in a pressure cooker?

This recipe is quickest in a pressure cooker because you’re roasting an entire chicken in the same pot as your soup. 

If you’d like, save some time with a rotisserie chicken, and you can cook this recipe in the same amount of time. 

Why roast the chicken at the same time as the soup?

Your chicken will impart some extra flavor into your soup broth, and the broth will do the same for your chicken during the pressure cooking process. You’ll end up with tender, flavorful chicken, and a very flavorful broth! 

Plus, everything is done in one pot, which means less mess, and easy clean-up! 

Ingredients for chicken enchilada soup

  • 1 box of Barilla Farfalle Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 48 ounces chicken stock 
  • 1 whole, 3-4 lb chicken
  • 1, 15 oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1. 14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 teaspoons Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • Sea salt
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • Juice of 1 lime + lime zest
  • Garnish with Cilantro, Avocado, onion, sour cream

How to make chicken enchilada soup

Chicken enchilada soup on table with avocado and barilla pasta

Begin by making your soup base. Add chicken stock, enchilada sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, sea salt, diced green chiles, lime juice and zest, and Mexican oregano.

 Add to your stockpot and cook on a rolling boil, letting the soup reduce.

Next prep your chicken. Remove giblets, and cut off any excess fat.  rub the chicken with avocado oil, been seasoned with cumin and chili powder.

Once the soup has reduced, add in your chicken, and set your pressure cooker to high, for 45 minutes.

Let the chicken cook to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, and quick-release the pressure.

While the chicken cooks, prep your garnish and leave it in the refrigerator so it’s ready to go when the soup is done.

Once the chicken has fully cooked, Remove it from the pot and debone, and shred the chicken. Make sure you save the bones and freeze them, you can make your own chicken broth later on.

Add in your Barilla farfalle noodles, and cook on high pressure for 1 minute.

Quick release your pressure again, and serve your soup.

Add garnish your liking and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and please let me know your thoughts in the comments section. I’m so excited for you to try this delicious recipe!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Chicken Enchilada Soup


5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
Save Recipe

Description

A flavorful, pressure cooker soup made in 45 minutes. Delicious enchilada flavors packed into a bowl.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 box of Barilla Farfalle Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 48 ounces chicken stock
  • 1 whole, 3-4 lb chicken
  • 1, 15 oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1. 14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 teaspoons Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • Sea salt
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • Juice of 1 lime + lime zest


Instructions

  • Begin by making your soup base. Add chicken stock, enchilada sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, sea salt, diced green chiles, lime juice and zest, and Mexican oregano.
  •  Add to your stockpot and cook on a rolling boil, letting the soup reduce.
  • Next prep your chicken. Remove giblets, and cut off any excess fat.  rub the chicken with avocado oil, then season with cumin and chili powder.
  • Once the soup has reduced, add in your chicken, and set your pressure cooker to high, for 45 minutes.
  • Let the chicken cook to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and quick-release the pressure.
  • While the chicken cooks, prep your garnish and leave it in the refrigerator so it’s ready to go when the soup is done.
  • Once the chicken has fully cooked, remove it from the pot and debone, and shred the chicken. Make sure you save the bones and freeze them, you can make your own chicken broth later on.
  • Add in your Barilla farfalle noodles, and cook on high pressure for 1 minute.
  • Quick-release your pressure again, and serve your soup.
  • Add garnish your liking and enjoy!
Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe | The Hangry Woman

Notes

Pasta noodles will soak up the sauce over time and become a delicious pasta! If you want it to stay soupy, you can use half of the box of pasta.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Pressure Cooker

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 415
  • Sugar: 8.8g
  • Sodium: 1184mg
  • Fat: 9.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.4g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Protein: 48.4g
  • Cholesterol: 134.4mg
About Mila

Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m earning my Master’s degree in Applied nutrition.

I’m a journalist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living with  LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, a slow-progressing form of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes) I love food, travel, and my kitchen, and teaching you about diabetes self-management.

I’m here to help you live your best life possible diabetes by showing you how to create simple, blood-sugar friendly and delicious meals and tips on diabetes self-care.

Be sure to download my FREE Diabetes Community App Glucose Guide, or reach out for FREE 1:1 diabetes health and habit coaching.

How can I help with your diabetes management?

More to Dish

 

Are you looking for a support community with 1:1 coaching, that will help you get back on track with your diabetes management and lifestyle changes? Look no further than Glucose Guide

Join today for FREE and benefit with recipes, diabetes support, wellness challenges, and more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

another serving?

Before you go…

Get my free glucose hacks ebook

And access to my email list, which shares new recipes, weekly giveaways and updates from the Glucose Guide Coaching Community 

Healthy, tasty foods!

Sign up for good-for-you recipes!

Skip to content Secured By miniOrange