Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

By: Georgia Harding

This one-pot wonder is a delicious, warming soup that has all the flavours of Mexico with very little fuss. You can control the heat with the amount of chilli you add.



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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp dried red chilli (or to taste)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sticks celery, finely diced
  • 2 corn cobs, kernels removed
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1L broth
  • 425g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 chicken thighs, whole
  • Natural or Greek yoghurt to serve
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped to garnish


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 mins.
  • Add the spices and cook for a further 3 mins.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook for 45-50 mins.
  • Remove the thighs and shred the chicken, returning the meat to the soup.
  • Serve with a dollop of yoghurt and a sprinkle of coriander leaves.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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