Tortilla and pulled chicken enchilada soup

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We ♥ enchiladas. We think it’s the most comforting dish on earth. But what is more comforting than a steamy baking dish of enchiladas? We’ve got the answer: you take all the ingredients and make a soup out of it! This has everything you could possibly want from a soup: spicy tomato, soft tortillas, pulled chicken, yummy beans and corn, soft avocado, crunchy bell pepper, melty cheese and a fresh dollop of sour cream!

Here’s how to make this satisfying soup:

For two people, start by boiling two chicken thighs in a good amount of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. This needs about 10-15 minutes, after which you can pull the pieces apart with two forks. In a separate pot, heat up some olive oil and throw in a diced onion and a large clove of minced garlic. When the onions are translucent, add your spices: a pinch of cayenne, 2 teaspoons of paprika powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of oregano. Then, add in a can of diced tomatoes. If you like, you can puree the tomatoes a bit with an immersion blender, but this is not necessary. Once the soup base comes to a soft boil, you can add in your beans, bell pepper, corn and pulled chicken pieces.

Since we thought it would be nice to include the tortillas in the soup, we also added those in at the last stages. We made our ‘tortilla chips’ by cutting up a flour tortilla, coating it with a little bit of olive oil and putting them in the oven for about 5 minutes on 180 degrees. Keep an eye on them! If you can’t be bothered, you can also add some store-bought tortilla chips to the soup.

Your soup is now almost ready to be served. As a finishing touch, add some diced avocado and green onion. Then, add a dollop of sour cream and don’t forget the grated cheese!

This soup was so delicious and hearty, it really warmed us and our bellies on this cold winter night. We especially loved the avocado and sour cream, they compliment this soup so well. Although putting tortilla chips in your soup might seem a bit weird at first, it adds a lovely texture. We’re sure anybody would enjoy this enchilada soup!

Love,

Cheese and Chinese

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