Friday, October 03, 2014

Primal Chicken Enchilada Soup with Homemade Enchilada Sauce {Day 3}

Today was a perfect day for soup-- rainy, cool, and with nary a sunbeam in sight. I'm not a big soup fan because I usually find them boring and bland. This is anything but boring and bland. Bold Mexican flavors with a hint of spice, simmering away all day in the slow cooker. Definitely rainy day food.

primal chicken enchilada soup with homemade enchilada sauce

The base of this soup is the enchilada sauce. I've had my eye on a delicious looking homemade enchilada sauce from Gimme Some Oven, so I tweaked it a bit to "primalize" it.

And it paid off. Big time. Yummy. It does take an extra twenty minutes to make the sauce, but it's worth it.

homemade primal enchilada sauce

Primal Enchilada Sauce


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons almond flour
2-4 tablespoons good quality chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon oregano
2 cups chicken stock


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in the flour and cook for a minute. Stir in the rest of the spices. Slowly add in the stock while whisking continuously. Simmer over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes to reduce and thicken.

The heat of this sauce is determined by the quantity and the quality of the chili powder you use. I can handle spice, but I found this sauce to be on the mild side. If you can't handle too much heat, use 2 tablespoons of chili powder, but if you want more kick, use 4.

Primal Chicken Enchilada Soup


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breasts)
2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce (or one batch of the homemade enchilada sauce)
1 (14 oz.) can of fire-roasted, diced tomatoes
1 (4 oz.) can of diced green chiles
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
2 bell peppers, diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt

Optional toppings: cilantro, cheese, sour cream, avocado, jalapenos.


Add all the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir. Cook for about 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. To serve, shred the chicken with two forks and garnish with your toppings of choice.

primal chicken enchilada soup with homemade primal enchilada sauce


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