DIY Café Zupas Soup

One of the greatest joys in life is food. I mean you have to eat, so why not make it good? One of my favorite foods is the Chicken Enchilada Chili Soup from Café Zupas. While I love this dish, I don’t love the price. So I set out to the promised land of recipes and DIY’s…Pinterest.

I searched around and found a recipe on a website called . This is what the recipe calls for:

2 large chicken breasts

2 cans of red enchilada sauce (10 oz)

1 can of green enchilada sauce (10 oz)

2 cans of cream of chicken soup (10 oz)

1 cup of milk

1 can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies

2 Tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. salt

2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz)

1 can corn, drained

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream



  1. In a large slow cooker, add the chicken breasts and both enchilada sauces. Cook for several hours until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken, shred and return to slow cooker.
  2. Add all the remaining soup ingredients, except the sour cream and cook for 1 more hour or until heated through.
  3. Whisk in the sour cream and turn off heat.
  4. Garnish with tortilla strips, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.
  5. Enjoy!

I love this recipe and it tastes so similar to Café Zupas at a fraction of the cost. A few notes about the recipe. One, I would add another chicken breast or even two depending on how much chicken you want. Two for me and my family two just wasn’t enough! Also, I am not one for spicy food or tomatoes so, I left out the Rotel tomatoes and paprika. I also went very light on the chili powder. These are just a few suggestions. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Leave a comment if you try it. What would you change? What would you add or leave out?


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