That’s A’lotta Enchilada

About a week ago, I made some crockpot chicken enchilada soup. 🙂 Yep.
It was, by far, the easiest recipe I have ever made. How, you ask? Because – like most crockpot recipes – you almost literally just toss everything in and press “Cook” (so to speak.)
Almost.
There is some chopping involved, needless to say, but that truly is the hardest part (and I wouldn’t call it hard.) The other hard part is saving enough for leftovers. 😉

The recipe came from a blog called “Gimme Some Oven,” found here:
Credithttp://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-chicken-enchilada-soup-recipe/

The amazing part is not how easy it is, but how incredibly delicious it turns out to be when it’s done! I must stress, the garnish I used really did make the soup. I don’t think it would have been half as tasty without it. The recipe on the blog will recommend a variety of things to garnish the soup with. I’ll mention what I used further down.

Start

Start

Now bear with me a minute while I head down a small artists’ rabbit hole.
I wanted to show you all a snazzy picture of the ingredients beautifully lined up together just like the woman in the blog did it – and it worked very well, until I foolishly poured the enchilada sauce into the mix. 😦 Bye bye, awesome presentation. You see now why I love cooking: it fuses with my artistic half, and will sometimes end up with visually pleasing results. XD

And finish. :)

And finish. 🙂

There you have it! This recipe is so simple, I really can’t say much beyond that it tastes incredible. ^_^

As for the garnish, just in case you can’t deduce what I used in the photo, here’s what I added:

– Tortilla chips, cracked into bits
– Avocado
– Four cheese Mexican, shredded (at least I think that’s the name. You’ll know it when you see it in the cheese aisle.)
– Cilantro

Go ahead and add what you want, but I personally vouch for this garnish!

I should probably add that it’s best to cook it on the low setting, as the recipe suggests. I made the mistake of changing the heat to medium a little over halfway through, and the chicken was a bit tough. If you want the meal done faster, it’s entirely possible to put some ready-baked store-bought chicken in toward the end, instead of using raw chicken from scratch.

Other than that, this meal is heart-warming, tasty, and easy to prepare. Even the leftovers didn’t last long. And, as always, it makes a great dish for a cold winter night. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!