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No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup.

It’ll take you longer to say it than it’ll take you to prep it. AND IT IS DELICIOUS. It is creamy, savory, tangy (if you add some lime juice to it! Mmm-mmm!), and oh-so-filling.

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

There is just no work involved in making this soup. You’ll burn more calories eating this than you will making it! I’m almost sure of it.

You literally empty ingredients into a slow cooker, turn it on high, and there’s nothing left to do other than add the quinoa to the slow cooker about 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat.

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

Here are the star ingredients:

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

You can dice up a fresh onion if you’d like, but if you really want this to be zero work, just use frozen diced onion.

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

It’s so hearty! So much texture, so much flavor, so much protein! Between all the beans, chicken, and quinoa, you’ve got yourself a protein-packed meal.

Did I mention that it is so tasty?

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

This soup is perfect for busy weeknights, to have when you’re expecting company, or just any time you want to eat something delicious. It’ll bring people to your dinner table like no other!

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

Warm soup. Warm bodies at the table. Warm hearts. Sounds like a perfect way to gather!

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

Enjoy eating this with folks ’round your table!

If you’re looking for other really simple and delicious soups to make for supper, check out these options:

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No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

No Prep Protein-Packed Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Soup

Yield: 8 bowls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 10 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw chicken breast
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 15oz can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 15oz can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15oz can corn, drained
  • 1 15oz can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 4oz can green chiles
  • 1 c diced frozen onion*
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Dashes of salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 8oz package light cream cheese, room temperature or warmer (this is important)**
  • 1 c uncooked quinoa

Instructions

  • Empty everything into the slow cooker except for the cream cheese and quinoa. Gently stir.
  • Add cream cheese into the slow cooker, cover, and set on high for 6 hours.
  • After 6 hours (or about 30 minutes before you're ready to eat), quickly shred the chicken inside the slow cooker using two forks, stir the soup (and make sure the cream cheese is fully mixed in with it), add the quinoa, cover, and allow the quinoa to soften. Turn slow cooker off or on warm, depending on how long you're going to wait until you eat.
  • Top with shredded cheese, avocado, lime juice, and fresh cilantro if you want! Add in some crushed tortilla chips, too!
  • Notes

    *You can use fresh diced onion if you want. Won't affect the taste!

    **You definitely don't want to add cold cream cheese to this. If you didn't set it out to bring it up to room temperature before putting the ingredients in the slow cooker, just unwrap the block of cheese, place it in the microwave on a plate, and heat for about 30 seconds or until it's just a little bit warm. If you add it to the ingredients when it's cold, it won't melt correctly - it'll form little lumps in the soup.


     

    4 Comments

    1. The recipe says “after 6 hours” but in the heading next to the yield it says “10 hours and 30 minutes”…. is that just to say that it could be in there for up to 10 hours?

      1. I recently did a conversion from one recipe plugin to another – I bet it didn’t transfer correctly! I’ll fix it! 🙂

    2. This soup looks delicious! I’ve never had quinoa in soup before. I also want to try that roasted red pepper soup. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Both are totally different than anything I’ve ever made. Can’t wait to try them!

      1. Both are delicious!!! I’ve been really trying to come up with a handful of soup recipes that you can literally just throw together without any prep work but don’t compromise on nutrition or taste. Both of those are total winners! 🙂

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