Here in Colorado, we're in full-on fall mode! The leaves are changing, the mornings are crisp, and we even got a hefty dose of early snow yesterday! I had other plans for dinner but there's something about a cold, dreary day that begs you to serve soup so obviously I whipped up a batch of this chicken enchilada soup and enjoyed the cozy evening.
I served it with Siete Family Grain Free Chips (you can pick those up at Whole Foods or Natural Grocers), but this easily stands on it's own as a fulfilling, hearty soup! It also saves really well so you can easily set some aside for a quick breakfast or lunch the next day.
This soup includes shredded chicken so if you're one to meal prep, you can just slow cook a few organic chicken breasts at the beginning of the week and store in the fridge or make it a few hours before the batch of soup goes on. Whatever makes more sense for you!
Chicken Enchilada Soup (Paleo + Whole30)
1.5 lb chicken breasts
1 T ghee
1 medium yellow onion
3 cloves of minced garlic
2-3 medium red bell peppers
2 15oz cans of diced fire roasted tomatoes
3 c chicken broth (I use Bonafide Provisions)
1.5 T chili powder
3 tsp cumin
1/2 - 1 tsp seas salt
1 can of canned coconut milk
4 handfuls of spinach, sliced into strips
Cook chicken breasts in large crockpot on high for 3-4 hours or until cooked through, then shred the chicken using two forks or by placing them in a stand up mixer and mixing until shredded well. Set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, melt ghee. Add garlic, onions, and bell pepper and cook until vegetables are soft and onions are translucent. Add in tomatoes, chicken, and broth then bring to a rapid boil for 2-3 minutes. Turn heat down to medium low and allow to simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes. Turn the heat up one last time and add coconut milk and spinach, cooking until the greens are wilted. Serve with avocado, cilantro, or chips!
SO simple, right?! It's even easier if your chicken is prepped and ready to go, making this dinner a quick meal with very little hands-on time! If you make it, tag me on social media! I love to see simple, healthy meals come to life in your kitchen!
P.S. This soup itself is compliant within the Whole30 program, but chips are not (even grain free chips!) so leave those out and instead enjoy it on it's own!