This slow cooker chicken enchilada soup is creamy, warm and absolutely delicious! One of my favorite ‘set it and forget it’ crockpot meals that’s perfect for busy weeknights!
This recipe is one of my favorites to make on a cold, winter day. It’s so easy and just simmers in the slow cooker all day long. A few of my other favorites are turkey chili, chicken tortilla soup and chicken taco soup.
It’s no secret that my favorite Mexican dish is chicken enchiladas. So why not expand my love even more and make a chicken enchilada soup? Sounds like a dream to me!
The best part about this recipe is that it is super easy to make! Put all of the ingredients in the crock pot and let it simmer all day long. You may be tempted to sneak some bites, because your house will smell amazing! The UPS man stopped by when it was cooking and said “that smells SO good!” I told him it wasn’t quite done, or I’d send him with a bowl! ;)
How to make chicken enchilada soup
This enchilada soup is one of those easy ‘set it and forget it’ recipes. Seriously so simple and absolutely delicious.
- Add chicken to crockpot. Place chicken in bottom of 5 qt crockpot, then pour chicken broth and enchilada sauce on top.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Next add cream of chicken soup, black beans, tomatoes, corn, onion and bell peppers to crockpot. Then add seasonings on top.
- Cook in crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 5-7 hours.
- Shred chicken. Remove chicken and shred (or cut into bite-sized pieces). Then place chicken back in soup.
- Stir in cheese. Add shredded cheese to soup and stir.
- Top and serve! Ladle into bowls and serve with tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream and cilantro if desired.
To make soup thicker:
I personally think the consistency of this enchilada soup is perfect. It’s creamy and has just the right amount of thickness.
But if you prefer an even thicker soup, try adding in some additional cream cheese about 30 minutes prior to serving. The melted cream cheese acts as a great thickening agent and gives it a super creamy and delicious texture.
This chicken enchilada soup is perfect for a cold winter day. Top it with fresh tortillas or tortilla strips, sour cream and cheese. Mix it all together and enjoy!
- Tortilla strips or tortilla chips
- Sour cream
- Shredded cheese
- Guacamole or sliced avocado
- Chopped onions
What readers are saying about this recipe
“Loved it. Easy to do and everyone agreed it was delicious. The addition of cream cheese was fantastic! Thanks!” – Sharon
“This recipe was so quick and easy to follow yet full of flavor, Thank you!” – Jade
“Easily my favorite enchilada soup recipe! So easy and sooooo delicious!!” – Steph
“Didn’t change a thing. This recipe is fantastic and awesome as is! Will be making it again!” – Chrissie
More crockpot soups:
Chicken Enchilada Soup
- 4 large chicken breasts
- 15 ounce can chicken broth
- 10 ounce can red enchilada sauce , or el pato sauce
- 8 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup , or 8 ounces cream cheese
- 30 ounces black beans , rinsed and drained (two 15 ounce cans)
- 10 ounce can rotel tomatoes and green chiles
- 15 ounce can corn , drained
- ½ cup onion , chopped
- ½ cup red bell pepper , chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese , more if desired
- S&P to taste
For serving: Tortilla strips, tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro
- Place chicken in a 5 quart crockpot. Pour the chicken broth and enchilada sauce over the chicken. Next add the cream of chicken soup, black beans, tomatoes, corn, onion and bell peppers to the crock pot. Add the seasonings to the top.
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-7 hours.
- Remove chicken and shred or cut into bite-sized pieces. Place the chicken back in the soup. Add the shredded cheese. If adding cream cheese, add now and cook on low for 30 minutes.
- Ladle soup into bowls. Add tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips. Top with extra cheese, sour cream and cilantro if desired.
Seriously, save this chicken enchilada soup recipe! It’s a keeper!