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Friday, June 22, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Soup and the Versatile Blogger Award


Yesterday, I got a nice little note from Dana over at Simply You and Me telling me she was passing the Versatile Blogger Award onto me! I am humbled ... in the vastness of the internet, it's amazing to think people even "notice" you, let alone when other bloggers or readers that take the time to tell you that you're doing a good job or how much you have inspired them. It really makes my day and I truly appreciate this award -  and everyone who takes the time to "notice". If you haven't stopped by Simply You and Me, you really should. There are lots of great things over there! 

Now the rules for this award are:

1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other Bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other Bloggers know they have been nominated.

One - check, Two - check, Three - check ...

Number Four - 7 interesting facts about me ...


1. I hate wearing shoes ... Ever. 99.9% of the time, if I am wearing shoes, it's flip-flops ... Even in the winter.

2. I'm slightly taller than my husband, but he doesn't hold it against me. ;)

3. My favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups ... and I prefer them frozen.

4. If given a choice on where to go for vacation, I will pick a warm, sandy beach every time.

5. I have 5 tattoos.

6. I **LOVE** to laugh.

7. I have too much useless knowledge.

The 15 Bloggers I am nominating, in no particular order:


I had a hard time choosing blogs to nominate. I love so many! Be sure to stop by and check them out. :)

Onto the recipe ....

This soup is reminiscent of the Chicken Enchilada Soup you'll find at Chili's. Depending on how hot (or mild) you like it, buy the enchilada sauce to fit your family's tastes. I keep it on the mild side so my family will eat it! This is nice served with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of cilantro and some cornbread on the side.

You'll find the masa harina (aka - harina de maiz or maseca) in the ethnic section of your grocery store. It is typically used to make tortillas, tamales and other Mexican dishes. It is what gives this soup the "corn tortilla" taste you get in regular enchiladas.



Chicken Enchilada Soup

Printable recipe
Slightly adapted from allrecipes
Yield: 8 servings

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-in. pieces
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 qt. chicken broth
1 cup masa harina (harina de maiz or maseca)
3 cups water, divided
1 can (10 oz. each) enchilada sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cups Cheddar cheese

In a large pot over medium heat, cook chicken in oil with 1/4 tsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper until well browned on all sides. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Cook onion and garlic in the same pan until onions are translucent. Add the chicken broth.

In a large bowl, whisk masa harina and 2 cups of water until well blended. Pour into the pot with the remaining 1 cup of water, enchilada sauce, salt, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil.

Add chicken and cheese. Reduce heat and simmer 25-30 minutes or until soup is slightly thickened. Stir occasionally.

Serve hot!


I hope you enjoy!

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34 comments:

  1. Jamie, congratulations on your award, it is well deserved! Thank you so much for honoring me with the nomination, I'm amazed that people want to look at my blog, but it makes me very happy that my recipes are being enjoyed!

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    1. Thank you Anita and you are so deserving yourself! :) It really is amazing to think people notice, isn't it? I hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Thank you so much for noticing my little blog. I feel so honoured and you have seriously made my day, perhaps my week. :)

    I have to wholeheartedly agree with the frozen peanut butter cups. That's how I prefer them as well. I think my love comes from freezing Halloween candy so I won't eat, but then eating it. That's how I discovered the frozen pb cups, lol.

    And that soup looks great - reminding me I haven't yet had breakfast. MM.

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    1. You are so welcome, Terry!

      I eat PB Cups unfrozen sometimes ... but it's just not the same! I use to hide them in the freezer .... thinking people wouldn't find my stash ... but they did. I will neither confirm nor deny that I now hide them in an empty coffee can in the freezer - hahahaha! :)

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  3. Congrats on the reward and thank you for passing it on to me! Being a newbie I feel very privileged to have received this award! Thanks Jamie!

    Now I need to save your recipe to try. I've never made this soup before but I do like to order it from time to time. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome! I'm pretty new myself, so I kind of know how you feel :)

      It's super easy and pretty close to Chili's!

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  4. My father always told me my head was full of useless knowledge. I actually love housing all the crazy trivia in my brain. Congrats on the nomination. Love your blog. Am getting ready to try your salisbury steak tonight for dinner. Wish me luck.

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    1. I am so glad I'm not the only one who has useless knowledge :) I was always told I should try out for Jeopardy! LOL Thank you so much for your kind words, too ... Please drop back by and let me know how dinner went!

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  5. Thank you so much for the award and congratulations too!

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    1. You are so welcome and thank you, too! Have a great weekend :)

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  6. what a yummy recipe! we like soup here too...and I am always looking to try a new variation...thanks!!
    congrats on your award! I live in Hershey...so peanut butter cups are a staple food in our house. frozen.

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    1. Thank you! I would have to move .... far away .... if I lived near Hershey - the temptation would be too great! I've always wanted to visit though!

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  7. Congratulations Jamie!! I thought for sure one of you random facts would have to do with your feet.

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    1. HA! Thank you, Angie :) Anyone who "knows" me, knows I have a foot thing going on! LOL

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  8. Congratulations on your award! Yes, it is so much fun to get awards:) Bloggy Love rocks. And I love getting to know you better. Chicken Enchilada Soup! A kindred spirit you are! Remember Mexican Food is one of the food groups that we almost east daily:) This recipes looks great. Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

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  9. Congrats on the nomination and thanks for nominating me! I am so grateful people actually take time to to read about my crazy life and then come back for more ...so thank you! I will visit the other blogs then get to thinking about who I will nominate.

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    1. You are so welcome, Connie! I still cannot wrap my head around this idea that people actually read what you write! I love this foodie community - such wonderful people :)

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  10. Hi Jamie,

    Congratulations on receiving the Versatile Blogger Award and I'm honored that you have nominated my blog. I'm with you and all the others who are so honored and surprised that there are so many out there in blogsphere who actually read our blogs and take the time to comment. It's so terrific that we can share our thoughts and recipes with others and give each other encouragement. It's all we need to keep us going, sharing and, in a way, we're also having fun.

    Thank you again Jamie, and I continue to look forward to sharing with you and all our readers.
    Joanne

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    1. Thank you Joanne and you are so deserving! You are so right about this community - it is great :)

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  11. I think the cheddar cheese is what makes this recipe a real stand out. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Diane. It is definitely noticeable in the flavor of the soup ... I've seen varieties that use Velveeta - but I agree the Cheddar is what makes it stand out!

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  12. Thanks for sharing! My husband and I love this soup from Chilis!

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    1. You are welcome, Sarah! It's easy to make at home ... perfect for when the mood for Chicken Enchilada Soup strikes but you don't necessarily want to go out.

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  13. I love soup! I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Soup has to be one of my favorite things ... I could eat it in one form or another all the time! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family. :)

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  14. I love chicken enchiladas so this is right up my alley!! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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    1. This has all the flavor of chicken enchiladas ... but so much easier and less messy!

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  15. Jamie, thanks for linking up at Thursday Food Fest. Everything looks great! Sarah

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  16. This soup looks really good. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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    1. Very close to Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup. I'd love to know what you think!

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  17. Jamie,
    Congrats on the Award! Thank you so much for passing it on to me too; I'm honored to receive it. I will be getting to my awards this week (hopefully) and passing them along to others.
    This soup looks delicious and I can't wait to try it!
    Thanks again,
    Michelle

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I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. With so many no-reply comments, it has become nearly impossible to repsond via email. I try to answer all of my readers in the comment section, and you may not be notified that I have responded. If you would like to see my response, you will need to come back and check the post! Thanks! :)