Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

by aimee @ shugarysweets on August 21, 2012

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup: your house will smell amazing while your dinner cooks!
No matter the weather, I love using my slow cooker.
I also love making soup.
Especially soup that can be made in the slow cooker. WIN!
School is starting here on Thursday, and this is the perfect weeknight meal.
Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup: your house will smell amazing while your dinner cooks!
This soup is a bit healthier than my other varieties, I didn’t put any cheese or cream IN the soup. Yes, I sprinkled some on at the end, along with some southwest tortilla strips. 
But c’mon. Don’t you just want to take a big bite?
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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Yield: serves 4-6


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 3 cup chicken broth
  • 10oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15oz can sweet kernel corn, drained
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • garnish tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, sour cream, etc


  1. In large slow cooker, add all ingredients. Turn on low and cook for 8 hours. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker.
  2. Serve with tortilla strips and shredded cheddar cheese. ENJOY!

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Julia @The Roasted Root August 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Those bowls look AWESOME and satisfying! I’ve never tried making an enchilada soup and I know it would instantly be a household favorite! ;)


Aimee August 23, 2012 at 1:16 am

You must try it! Plus, this is a skinny version :)


Pretend Chef August 22, 2012 at 12:43 am

Since I just got home from work this gave me the perfect idea for dinner… Enchilada Soup from Chili’s… will have to do until I can make this.


Aimee August 23, 2012 at 1:16 am



Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 22, 2012 at 1:39 am

I just ate dinner but my tummy just rumbled. This sounds SO good. I can’t wait for it to cool off here – because this is going into my repertoire for sure!


Patricia @ ButterYum August 22, 2012 at 2:53 am

Oh yes, I definitely want a bite – no, a giant bowlful. Sooooo yummy looking. I love my slow cooker too – pinning this one. Thanks for sharing.


Aimee August 23, 2012 at 1:17 am

Thanks for pinning!

Reply August 22, 2012 at 3:20 am

I LOVE that this soup can be made in the slow cooker! I can’t wait to give it a try….looks super delicious! :)


Shiloh Barkley August 22, 2012 at 3:37 am

I’m starting to not trust the slow cooker. The last few dishes I’ve made have been bland.


Enigmeg August 22, 2012 at 10:05 am

If you can’t get enchilada sauce, what do you recommend we use?

Reply August 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

My favorite flavors all in a soup! I love using the slower cooker and always need great ideas, like this!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Ohh yummy! I love how simple and not many ingredients are in your recipe. Looks delicious!!!


Jocelyn August 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I do want to take a big bite of that soup!! I can’t wait for chilly Fall days and warm yummy soup!!! This one looks super delicious!!!


Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel August 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Now, normally I’m anti-slurping, but there’s nothing I’d want more than to slurp this soup down! It looks so amazing and I love that picture of the bite with all those yummy black beans and chicken and corn. Delish!


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I love all of these flavors! This is great that you make this in the crockpot!


Aimee August 23, 2012 at 1:17 am

I love making soup in my slow cooker!!


Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl August 23, 2012 at 3:22 am

Aimee, this looks awesome! I love making soup in my slow-cooker, and this enchilada version sounds amazing. I’m a sucker for anything Mexican-food related–we’ll definitely be making this recipe this fall!


We Are Not Martha August 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

I’ve been dying to make tortilla soup lately- especially after my honeymoon in Mexico where we ate it almost every day! This one looks delicious! And also, I need a slow cooker!



Angela August 24, 2012 at 2:11 am

This looks delicious! Pinning now!


Kim and Julie (Sunflower Supper Club) August 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I love this soup, and your photos are gorgeous. Thanks for linking to the Weekend Potluck. Have a terrific week!


Clean Diva September 10, 2012 at 6:07 am

Yummy! It reminds me of a soup I ate by the gallon when I worked at Cracker Barrel. And I am addicted to my crockpot.


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Suzanne November 16, 2012 at 2:42 am

yum this is one of my favorite soups and now I’m so happy to see it in the slow cooker!!
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Eileen March 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Is the minced onion “dried” or “fresh?” Thank you! Looks like a great recipe.


Vanessia December 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I made this a few weeks ago and served it over some rice and it was so good. Going to make it again tomorrow the whole family loved it!!


Karen January 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm

This is the 3rd recipe that I have made from your blog in the past 5 days. It is another amazing recipe! Loving it! Thank you for sharing!


Stephanie January 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Sorry, but I found this soup to be tremendously bland. I used Old El Paso enchilada sauce, which I know is a good brand. This wound up just tasting like chicken, black beans and corn in lightly salted water. Definitely would not make again.


aimee @ shugarysweets January 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I’m sorry to hear that. It’d definitely one of our favorites, I guess everyone has their own taste preferences.


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