Monday, April 4, 2016

Shoney's Chicken Enchilada Soup

A few years back I emailed all my friends and asked them for some of their favorite soups. My friend S came back at me with this one.

We have no Shoney's around us...I did visit one for breakfast, in Florida, about 10 years I cannot validate this recipe.
A quick google search pulled up a bunch (like this one), so I assume this to be truth.

My truth is that this soup is delicious! We all very much enjoyed it, and it reheated well for lunches.

Having the crushed chips in the broth was a different texture, it kept things interesting while the cheese kept it creamy.
When I served it, I added cheese and sour cream to the top.

2 Medium onions (diced)
1 Red bell pepper (diced)
1 Green bell pepper (diced)
1 ½ Cups corn kernels
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Lbs cooked chicken breast (chopped)
12 oz beer
16 oz salsa
2 Tbsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp ground pepper
64 oz Chicken broth
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 Cups crushed tortilla chips
1 ½ -2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese

1. Cook onions and bell peppers in oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes
2. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes
3. Add chicken and beer, cook 2 minutes
4. Stir in salsa, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, chicken broth, and Worcestershire sauce
5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes
6. Stir in chips and shredded cheese. Cook 10 minutes


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  1. This is a keeper and I also like the idea of crushed chips in the broth. We ate at a Shoney's on the Michigan/Indiana border many years ago and enjoyed the food. This was a great addition to our collection at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you join us again. Have a great week!

  2. This looks like a nice, warming soup! I bet the tortilla chips added an interesting texture. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing your soup recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  4. This sounds so delicious!

    I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. would it really change the flavor if I didn't add the beer...It's not something I usually have around?

    1. I don't think it would. Maybe some chicken broth instead.

  6. Chicken enchilada soup looks yum thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop,pinning and tweeting.

  7. Congratulations!
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    Miz Helen

  8. Pinned! can't wait to try! thanks for sharing at Country Fair Blog Party!

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