Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

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Posted March 3, 2017 by in crock pot recipe, Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Here is another crock pot favorite for busy moms! Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas! This is super easy, inexpensive and delicious.

Ingredients for Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas:

  • 1 can of red enchilada sauce
  • 4 ounce diced canned green chilis
  • 8 oz Mexican shredded cheese
  • 3 Chicken breasts 6 ounces each
  • 4 ounces of sour cream
  • 1 packet of flour tortilla medium taco size (10 comes in a pack)

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas Directions:

Place  3 frozen chicken breasts (approximately 6 ounces each) in a crockpot with chicken broth or chicken stock until the meat is covered.  If you don’t have chicken broth or stock on hand, use water.  No additional seasonings are needed other than chicken broth or chicken stock.  Set the crockpot for 6-7 hours on low.  When the time is up and you are ready to start making the enchiladas, take the chicken out and place in a mixing bowl. Pre-heat your oven to 350°

Next, you shred the chicken with two forks. I use big two serving forks.  crock pot chicken enchiladas

After you are done shredding, add about 1/3 of can up to ½ can of red enchilada sauce then add some shredded Mexican cheese (half or little less than half a bag) and some green chilis (about 2 ounces) and a little sour cream. I just gauge the consistency and add more if need be. You can always add more- harder to take it away.  crock pot chicken enchildas

Spray your cooking dish with Pam. Take the mixture of chicken, it should be thick and moist, place a scoop in the tortilla. Then add some more cheese and roll it up.  I tuck the sides in and then roll the center. If it’s too big take some chicken out and re-roll. Too small add more.

Then after they are all lined up in your dish, add the rest of your enchilada sauce down the middle on top of your enchiladas.


Lastly, sprinkle shredded remaining cheese on top. You can garnish with more chilis or some sliced jalapenos or leave as is. Bake in the oven at 350° for about 25 min. Serve.

crock pot chicken enchiladas

crock pot chicken enchiladas



Fresh salsa— none of that jar shizit. Get fresh salsa,  it’s in the refrigerated produce section. It is so much better!

Guacamole…. If you don’t know how to make- buy 2 avocados that are ripe (soft) scoop out all their insides. Smash it up (i use a fork). Then squeeze some lime juice, add a tablespoon of the fresh salsa and finally a teaspoon of sour cream.  Season with some garlic salt, a dash of red pepper and cilantro. Done.

Sour cream – I make Chipotle sour cream about once a week.  It has a little kick and we use it for taco salad, dipping vegetables, chips, really anything you would use regular sour cream.

Spanish rice –

Ingredients to make the Chipotle sour cream:

  •       16 ounces sour cream
  •       1 Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (comes in a can of about 6-8 peppers)
  •       Hidden Valley Ranch Dip packet

Directions for Chipotle sour cream:

Empty the packet of ranch dip in your Tupperware or whatever container you are going to store your dip.  Put 1 adobe Chipotle pepper in a mini food processor and add a few tablespoons of sour cream.  Chop it up. Then in the container with the ranch dip add the remaining plain sour cream and mix it together (I just use a teaspoon).  Lastly, add the blended Chipotle sour cream from the food processor into the sour cream dip mixture. Chill for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Done!

That is how I make my crock pot chicken enchiladas!  Hope you try this out and enjoy it as much as my family does.  For me, this is another set it and forget it meal.  If you like crock pot meals check out my post on Chuck Roast in the Crock Pot.

author of my silly monkey, carrie



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10 responses to “Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

  1. I love slow cooker recipes, They’re really easy and quick and you always have left overs. I would probably try this recipe on a rainy day like today. It’s perfect comfort food.

  2. These look incredibly tasty! I’m sure they freeze well too, so I’ll have to make a double batch, one for now and one for a fast, delicious mid week meal. Thanks for sharing!

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