Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chicken & Pumpkin Enchilada Soup

I know it's not October or November anymore, but I'm still in love with pumpkin! Pumpkin is a virtual chameleon! Not only is it outstanding in baked goods, it adds a richness and depth of flavor to soups, stews and even spaghetti sauce! And of course, don't forget that it's low fat and one serving gives you an entire day's worth of Vitamin A! Combine my love of pumpkin with my love of the slow cooker (best Christmas present you ever gave me, honey!) and you have a meal made in heaven.

Hope you all enjoy this one!

Chicken & Pumpkin Enchilada Soup

by Rachel @ Simple Girl

4 cups chicken broth
1 medium onion, diced
2 cans green enchilada sauce
1 can pumpkin
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 cup frozen corn
1 15-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Glaze (or balsamic vinegar)
4 ounces finely shredded cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker and cook for 6 - 8 hours on low.
Before serving, shred any large chicken chunks with a fork right in the pot.
Top with extra cheese, avocado slices and sour cream.


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  2. your can of pumpkin...I assume that's the smaller can?

  3. What an interesting flavor combo! I'm so glad you joined Food on Fridays this week and shared this. I'm going to try it. I have pumpkin in the pantry and love slow cooker recipes.

  4. ooh sounds delish! I love pumpkin too!! I must try this recipe!


  5. Hi Rachel,
    This is a wonderful soup, I just love the chicken and pumpkin combination. We are going to really enjoy this recipe and I can't wait to make it. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Sounds delish...we love anything with pumpkin, so I'm sure this will be a hit! THanks for sharing it at Frugal Girls!

  7. Mmm, this sounds so delicious! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

  8. This sounds incredible, great pics too. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.