Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

These Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats make the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family! Just a few ingredients is all you’ll need to get dinner on the table this week. Enjoy!
Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

My Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats are great for the whole family! It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and simple family friendly dinner ideas! I’ve put together a weeknight dinner that couldn’t be more simple to prepare plus it’s packed with great Mexican flavors. I know how busy the school week can be with all of the kids different activities and homework. It’s so nice to have quick to prepare dinner recipes for a stress free experience.


How To Prepare Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

I used Old El Paso’s Whole Wheat Taco Boats as a “bowl” for my simple soup. The kids loved this! I placed the taco boats onto a baking sheet and bake until slightly browned and crispy.

chicken enchilada soup boats

Only takes about 10 minutes and they come out nice and crisp to hold your soup.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

To make the soup, pour the enchilada sauce into a small saucepan.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Add 1 cup of heavy cream.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Some sweet corn kernels, a little garlic salt and cumin.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Stir in the cooked chicken and let simmer for about 15 minutes.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Carefully spoon your soup into the taco boats and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and cubed avocado if you’d like. Enjoy!

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Serve this easy Mexican-inspired soup in homemade tortilla boats for a weeknight dinner everyone will love!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 8 count Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boats
  • 10 ounces Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies mild
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels fresh, frozen or from can is fine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped avocado


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place taco boats onto baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until golden and crisp. Remove and set aside.
  • Place enchilada sauce, cream, tomatoes, corn, cumin, salt and chicken into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until hot then reduce to a simmer until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, spoon soup into taco boats and top with cilantro and avocado if desired.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2.3mg
Keywords: chicken dinner, chicken enchilada soup, easy dinner recipes

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12 Responses
  1. Algerian Yar

    I love the simplicity of this! Perfect for those busy days when I just don’t have a lot of time to make dinner!

  2. Brad Nierenberg

    Jenny, I did not even know there was such a thing as whole wheat taco boats. What a great way to use them! Thanks for sharing this great weeknight meal. I’m going to look for those wheat shells this week! I bet they would work great with some kind of spicy breakfast egg dish too!

  3. cookbook queen

    Love LOVE how simple this is! Using those tortilla boats as little soup bowls is genius!

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