Copy Cat Cafe Zupas Chicken Enchilada Soup

I am a sucker for just about any creamy soup, combine that with Mexican food flavors and I would do just about anything for a taste. Cafe Zupas just has yummy food in general. If I had to absolutely pick between Panera Bread and Cafe Zupas, I wouldn’t even bat an eye saying goodbye to Panera. Their Chicken Enchilada Soup is definitely in my top 3 faves…and even though a new location opened up less than 5 miles away, I just cannot justify eating there every other day…so…of course I had to figure out how to make it at home. Besides, there are plenty of poor souls who either haven’t had the pleasure of tasting Cafe Zupas.

This recipe is not only on regular rotation in my kitchen, but it is the perfect comfort food to give to someone who is in need of a meal. It can easily be frozen for consumption later. Keep scrolling to find the recipe to my version of Chicken Enchilada Soup.

Copycat Cafe Zupas Chicken Enchilada Soup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340 kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 10 oz mild red enchilada sauce
  • 10 oz medium green enchilada sauce
  • 14 oz diced green chilis with liquid
  • 10 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 16 oz sweet corn frozen
  • 32 oz low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • torilla strips
  • extra shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • hot sauce
  • lime wedges
  • green onions
  • avocados or guacamole


  • In a large deep pot, add in the shredded chicken, both enchilada sauces, diced chili cans, cream of chicken, black beans, sweet corn, and chicken stock. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over the stove.
  • Once the soup boils, turn down to a simmer and add in the half and half, Mexican cheese, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Stir to combine and let come up to a simmer again. Simmer for 5 minutes and then serve immediately with desired toppings.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 26gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 1315mgPotassium: 729mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1735IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 241mgIron: 3mg
Keyword cheese, chicken, peppers
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This recipe is in normal rotation every winter in our house. All of the amigos absolutely love it; and I have to stop myself from consuming breakfast, lunch and dinner til it’s gone. What are some of your favorite cold weather recipes? Do you have any copy cat recipes that are just to die for? Hope y’all are having an amazing week!

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