Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Slow Cooker

It's amazing how many different ways there are to make an enchilada soup.  I loved this as it was super crazy. It used a lot of cans, but it was easy.

Sometimes you need easy, you know?

This was really good.  It did make an enormous batch and barely fit in my huge crockpot.  Go ahead and only make half if you want. Or break out the huge crockpot and enjoy the leftovers for a long time.

Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Slow Cooker
Adapted from Eat at Home

■1 1/2 – 2 lbs. chicken tenders
■1 red bell pepper, diced
■1/2 large onion, diced
■2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
■2 cans tomatoes with diced green chilis
■1 can cream style corn
■1 cup frozen corn
■2 cans cream of chicken soup
■2 cans enchilada sauce, 15 oz.
■3 cups milk

Place chicken in bottom of the slow cooker. I used frozen chicken and did not thaw it. Add all other ingredients except cream soup, enchilada sauce and milk. Stir those last 3 ingredients together and pour over others in slow cooker. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.

Top with shredded pepper jack cheese and serve with tortilla chips.

In the doubled recipe, the 2 cans of tomatoes with green chilies gave the soup a nice kick. We liked that much heat, even the kids, but if your family doesn’t then substitute a can of diced tomatoes for 1 can of tomatoes with green chilies.

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Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. This looks super-yummy! We had enchiladas for dinner, I've never made an enchilada soup, though. I'll have to give this a try soon!

  2. Sounds delicious! This one's another keeper for me to give a try:-)

  3. Yum! I know this is one my family would love!

  4. Slow cooker soups are one of my favorite meals. This sounds wonderful.

  5. yummy, I bet this soup was so super delish and flavorful

  6. YUM!!! Sounds perfect for the cold weather!

  7. Soup leftovers are my favorite kind! And enchiladas are such a fun flavored food to eat, no matter what form you're eating them in!

  8. This sounds like pure comfort food! I love soup this time of year, but I like it to have some body and spice, and this recipe definitely does. Even better, it can be made in the slow cooker! Thank you for sharing your wonderful Chicken Enchilada Soup with the Gallery of Favorites.

  9. Hi Debbi,
    I am all for something in the Slow Cooker and this is a great soup. It can just cook away while I sit by the fire and stay warm. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I love enchiladas and Mexican flavors in general, but never thought of making enchilada soup. Sounds great at this time of year.

  11. Your soup sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Gallery of Favorites.