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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas – This easy crock pot chicken enchiladas is simple to prep, bursting with flavor, and perfect for feeding a crowd for weeknights when you’re short on time but still crave something delicious and satisfying.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas – Tips

  • Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs for the best results. They will shred easily and cook evenly in the slow cooker.
  • Don’t overcook the chicken. It should be cooked through but still moist and tender.
  • Drain and rinse the beans before adding them to the slow cooker. This will help to prevent the enchiladas from becoming soggy.
  • Warm the tortillas before assembling the enchiladas. This will make them more flexible and less likely to tear.
  • Don’t skimp on the cheese! A generous layer of cheese will help to bind the enchiladas together and make them extra delicious.
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Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas – Variations

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas – Add a can of diced green chiles to the slow cooker along with the sauce and chicken.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas – Substitute mashed sweet potatoes for some of the beans.

Pumpkin Chicken Enchiladas – Stir in a cup of pureed pumpkin to the sauce for a festive fall twist.

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How to serve this creamy slow cooker chicken enchiladas?

  • Top with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, chopped cilantro, avocado, salsa, or hot sauce.
  • Serve them with a side of Spanish rice, black beans, or a simple green salad.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas – FAQs

What can I substitute for the chicken?

You can easily swap the chicken for ground turkey, shredded beef, or even lentils for a vegetarian option.

Can I use different beans?

Absolutely! Black beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans would all work well in this recipe.

Do I have to use corn tortillas?

You can use flour tortillas if you prefer, but corn tortillas have a more authentic flavor and hold their shape better in the enchiladas.

How can I make these enchiladas spicier?

Add some chopped jalapenos, diced green chilies, or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the sauce for a kick.

Yield: 4

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

slow cooker chicken enchiladas

This easy crock pot chicken enchiladas is simple to prep, bursting with flavor, and perfect for feeding a crowd for weeknights when you're short on time but still crave something delicious and satisfying.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes


  • 8 corn tortillas, small soft taco size
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 (4 ounces) can green chilis, chopped
  • 2 (10 ounces) cans of enchilada sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 tablespoons juice of a lime
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, or to taste


  1. Add the chicken breasts into the bottom of the slow cooker, add chopped green chilis, 1 can of enchilada sauce, and spices.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken, shred it with two forks, and return the chicken to the slow cooker.
  4. In a skillet, lightly spray with olive oil and fry the tortillas for about 30 seconds per side.
  5. Take the chicken mixture and some extra sauce and roll it in a tortilla. Repeat the same for the remaining tortillas and assemble them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  6. Cover them with the remaining enchilada sauce, add lime juice, and shredded cheese on top.
  7. Cover the lid and cook on high heat until the cheese is melted for about 20 minutes.
  8. Add your favorite toppings - sliced black olives, sour cream, hot sauce or salsa, avocado or guacamole, green onions/scallions, and fresh cilantro.
  9. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size

2 enchilada

Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 131mgSodium 599mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 4gSugar 1gProtein 47g

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