CrockPot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Absolutely delicious and super simple to make Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup! This easy to put together slow cooker soup is loaded with bold, hearty flavors, and lots of comfort. Throw it together in the morning, and come home to a bowl of warm and flavorful soup.

EASY CROCKPOT SOUP WITH ALL THE FLAVOR OF CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup is everything that you love about chicken enchiladas, but in the form of soup! Packed with chunks of chicken, tomatoes, beans, and corn, this is a perfect, easy and filling weeknight meal. 

What I love most is that you can throw everything in your slow cooker earlier in the day, and in the evening you have a delicious soup ready to just eat! It’s slightly creamy, a bit of spicy, and a whole lot of delish! 

Chicken Enchilada Soup in Slow Cooker

Topped with cheese, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream, this is a very tasty and filling soup with the right amount of chunky and creamy.
P.S. Avocado on top would be an awesome addition!

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP IN THE CROCK POT 

This soup requires very little prep work! I like to sauté the onions with the garlic in a skillet, first, and then add them to the crock pot. However, you don’t have to do that. You can add the onions in there without cooking them.

  • Toss the enchilada sauce into your crock pot (slow cooker) together with the onions, tomatoes, corn, beans, and chicken breasts.
  • Season and stir it all together to combine.

Chicken Enchilada Soup in Slow Cooker

  • Cover and set it on LOW for 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • You can also set it on HIGH for 3 hours, or until chicken is done.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, take it from the slow cooker, shred it, and add it back to the soup.
  • The last ingredients added are some cheese and a little bit of heavy cream to add thickness and creaminess. You can definitely leave those out, but I wouldn’t. 🙂 Sometimes, I even blend the soup just a little bit with a hand blender to make it even thicker. 

Chicken Enchilada Soup

By dinner time, you will have this luscious soup to share with everyone. I suggest to taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly. Most of the time, I can’t get the salt/pepper thing right when this much soup is in question. Am I alone in that?!

Nonetheless, this soup delivers a big bowl of fresh comfort and happy tummies each and every time.

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

HOW TO STORE CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP

  • Store in airtight containers and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP

  • Transfer the COMPLETELY cooled soup to freezer bags, and keep in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
  • To thaw, take out from the freezer the night before and set it in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • Reheat in a soup pot over medium heat. 

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Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Katerina | Diethood
Packed with chunks of chicken, tomatoes, beans, and corn, this is the perfect easy and filling weeknight meal. 
4.91 from 10 votes
Servings : 8 serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (19 ounces) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup low fat white or yellow shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • sour cream, for serving
  • fresh chopped cilantro or parsley, for serving
  • sliced lime, for serving
  • Other toppings may include sliced avocados and crushed tortilla chips

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet; add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and season with salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Pour in 1/3 cup of the enchilada sauce; scrape up all the bits at the bottom of the skillet and pour it all into the bowl of your Slow Cooker/Crock Pot.
  • Combine the remaining enchilada sauce, corn, beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and bay leaf in the crock pot; stir.
  • Arrange the chicken breasts on top.
  • Cover and set on LOW for 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through. OR set it on HIGH for 3 hours, or until chicken is done.
  • Remove chicken from the crock pot and shred it.
  • Stir it back into the slow cooker.
  • Stir in cheese and heavy cream.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with sour cream, cilantro, limes, and cheese.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 3 (Extra soup toppings not included)
 
HOW TO STORE CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP
  • Store in airtight containers and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
 
HOW TO FREEZE CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP
  • Transfer the COMPLETELY cooled soup to freezer bags, and keep in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
  • To thaw, take out from the freezer the night before and set it in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • Reheat in a soup pot over medium heat. 

Nutrition

Calories: 267 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 47 mg | Sodium: 1154 mg | Potassium: 768 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 775 IU | Vitamin C: 15.1 mg | Calcium: 90 mg | Iron: 3.2 mg | Net Carbs: 23 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican/Southwest
Keyword: chicken enchiladas, crock pot chicken, enchiladas recipe, slow cooker recipes, slow cooker soup, soup recipe
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30 comments on “CrockPot Chicken Enchilada Soup”

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    Treena Robertson

    This was amazing. My whole family loved it. It’s been added to my cook book to make in the future. (Also, you can easily omit the cream if your looking for a gluten free, dairy free meal)

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      Katerina Petrovska

      That’s great to hear! I’m very happy you and your family loved it! Thank you so much! 🙂

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    Catherine Haywood

    Making this tomorrow during Richmond vas ice storm. Got regular chicken broth not low sodium. Hope that works out ok!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Yes, that will work just fine! I just use low sodium chicken broth because I like to have more control over the amount of sodium I use in my food. 😊
      Hope you’ll enjoy the soup!

  3. Fabulous and easy! My family put it on the Top 5 Best ever meals. I did cook chicken breast in Air Fryer for 10 minutes while mixing other ingredients and cooked for 3 hours.

  4. Well… this was annoyingly delicious. ;’D Every week when it’s my turn to cook, I do meticulous research, spend hours going through recipes and videos, put together a list, spend hours in the kitchen, and without fail half the family complains. It’s a sore subject.
    THIS week the person who shopped said they couldn’t find my ingredients. And it was the day-of. So I searched for ingredients I knew we had on-hand, and this is the first recipe that popped up. I made it in one hour, with little-to-no thought.
    And my family all said, “This is the best thing you’ve EVER made!!!” And I was like, “No, but, I didn’t research or read all the comments or make things from scratch!” and they all said over and over it was the best thing I’d ever made.
    Which… is great. And annoying. ;’D And thank you. And… GAAA!!!#$#@&

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        sharonchenette@gmail.com

        I wish more than anything, that when a soup is posted or any meal, that the AMOUNT of the serving was listed. It sure would help, dieting, or not. This is the first time making this soup. I hope mine turns out to be as delicious as everyone states it is. Very simple to make, in the crock pot know. Will update my comment when it’s finished. Thanks.

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