When you want enchiladas but not all of the calories that come with it, this Chicken and Rice Enchilada Soup is the perfect solution. It has everything about enchiladas that you love, the slightly spicy roasted flavor from the chilies, the tender shredded chicken the creamy texture and best of all it's in soup form! Comfort food in a bowl.
“I received free samples of Progresso Cooking Stock mentioned in this post at no cost. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Progresso Cooking Stock and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
You may have heard, it's kind of a big deal. Arizona was the snow capitol of the United States this week! That's right, The Valley of the Sun, Snow Capitol U.S.A.! I've always really loved that about Arizona, that you can take a very quick and scenic drive "up north" as we like to say and slowly see the saguaro and tumble weeds transform into pine trees and snow. Beautiful.
O.K. here's a picture. I don't usually post non-food pics but since I know you're all like "What?!!!!! 30 inches of snow in the desert!!!!! Here ya go!
So you see why we needed soup!
The warmest things we owned were soaking wet within 40 minutes of waist deep snow playing.
I thought I would be tempted to smother this soup with cheese and or sour cream but in all honesty it just didn't need it. None of my cheese loving family even asked for it and literally licked their bowls clean. I skipped the corn tortillas which are hard to digest and opted instead for healthy, whole grain brown rice which actually added a nice creamy consistency in this soup.
This hearty and satisfying meal is simple to prepare in the slow cooker thanks to good quality chicken broth from Progresso. I was able to throw in boneless chicken breasts which cook much quicker than bone in since Progresso's new premium chicken stock is made using slowly simmered bone in chicken and other quality vegetables and herbs. When making soup it's honestly the stock that's the most important when it comes to home made delicious taste.
I love that I can count on Progresso Chicken Stock to make my soups have a rich, flavor that's full of depth thanks to quality ingredients, not artificial flavors. It's important when feeding my family that both simplicity and quality lead to a satisfying and delicious dinner at the table.
TIME 4-6 HOURS SERVES 6
YOU WILL NEED
- 4 cups (one carton) Progresso Premium Chicken Broth
- 1, 28 oz can of red enchilada sauce (mild, medium or hot depending on how you like it)
- 3 fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1, 15 oz can black beans, drained
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- chopped green onion
- sour cream (this is nice to lessen the heat if need be and adds calcium)
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Add all ingredients into the bowl of your slow cooker. Put the lid on (no peeking until done!) and cook on setting of your choice depending on when you want it to be done. When done, remove chicken breasts and shred using 2 forks.
That's it!! Enjoy!