Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow cooker meals are by far the easiest I make. I love that I can usually just throw some stuff in a pot on the counter and come back 4-8 hours later and there is dinner waiting to be consumed. There's less clean up, less stress, and they almost always make more than enough to have leftovers. Win, win, win.

Today's recipe came about as a Pantry Surprise meal one day when my parents were over for a football game last fall. I needed to make something for dinner but didn't have a whole lot of fresh ingredients in the house (it was Sunday after all) and going to the store on Football Sunday sounded horrible. So I rummaged through the cabinets and freezer and threw it all in the crock pot and it ended up being a crowd fav. It's basically like 8 cans of things you probably already have thrown into the crock pot with some chicken and a couple spices, served with avocado and cheese. AKA - delicious and so easy it hurts.

I served this with avocado only because it's what I had. But I love putting crumbled queso fresco over the top, maybe a couple tortilla chips, or some sour cream. Whatever you like. And whatever everyone else likes, because this is a recipe that will feed at least 6. 

slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 - chicken breasts, raw. No need to thaw if frozen.
  • 1 - 15.5 oz can chicken stock, or 2 cups of chicken stock.
  • 2 - 10 oz cans Original Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies), undrained
  • 1 - 4 oz can diced green chiles, undrained 
  • 1 - 10 oz can green enchilada sauce, undrained
  • 1 - 15 oz can of corn, undrained
  • 1 - 15 oz can of black beans, drained
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Steps

  1. Place all ingredients except chicken in the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Place chicken in mixture inside of the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or on low 6-7 hours
  4. Once cooked, remove chicken breasts and shred roughly with two forks. 
  5. Add chicken back to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  6. Serve with toppings of your choice such as avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, and sour cream.

And there you have it - the easiest soup I make that never fails to be loved by all. Throw and go Slow Cooker recipes for the win! Tell me - what are your favorite throw and go slow recipes? Do you have a version of this soup? I think pretty much everyone does.

Have a great day, y'all! <3