365 Days of Slow Cooking: Slow Cooker Recipe for Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Slow Cooker Recipe for Chicken Enchilada Soup


This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is super easy to get cooking in the morning and will warm you up on those cold winter days!  It's ultra creamy without the addition of dairy, thanks to the addition of a can of refried beans.  Make it spicy with a can of hot enchilada sauce or for those weaklings (like me) just use mild.  My favorite part is to top with cilantro and avocado for some added flavor.
Recipe for Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #soup

Makes 6 servings
Ideal slow cooker size:  5 quart
Cooking time:  6 hours

1 cup chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce (mild, medium or hot...whatever you like)
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 tsp cumin
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts (frozen is fine, just cook 2 hours longer)
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
Salt and pepper
Optional toppings: sour cream, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, grated cheddar, tortilla or corn chips

1.  Add broth, beans, corn, chiles, enchilada sauce, tomatoes, cumin, and chicken to the slow cooker.  Give a quick stir.
2.  Cover and cook on LOW for about 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked and tender.
3.  Remove the chicken and shred.  Stir refried beans into the hot soup until creamy.  Add chicken back into the slow cooker.
4.  Salt and pepper to taste.
5.  Ladle into servings bowls and top with individual toppings.

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18 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I have to try this...such a great combination of flavors! I bet this tastes really good. Thanks!

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    1. You're welcome Jodee! Hope you like it!

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  2. This looks delicious! I've bookmarked it to try soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. you're welcome! Hope you like it!

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  3. Making this amazing soup this weekend on our crazy Sundays! Thank you for the recipe - looks delicious!

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    1. Hope it turns out well for you! I live slow cooker Sundays!

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  4. Mmmm this sounds divine. I never would have thought to put a can of refried beans in the soup. Genius!

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    1. Yes the refried beans made it nice and creamy! Enjoy!

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  5. I made this on Friday...it is so delicious. I add diced avocado, sour cream, cilantro and crunched up tortilla chips after I've spooned it into my bowl. Thank you for such a quick, easy and delicious recipe. I haven't used my crock pot much in the past. You've helped me see that it is a great kitchen tool! Can't wait to try another recipe.

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  6. This sounded so good I am making it today! Thank you. Can you tell me why the refried beans are added at the end?

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    1. I add them at the end so it thickens the soup up and makes it creamy. You can add at the beginning but it won't be as thick. Good luck! I hope you like it :)

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  7. Did you dice the chicken when you added it to the mixture at the beginning or just put the whole breasts in before shredding it later? Thanks!

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    1. I just put in whole and shred later!

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  8. Will this feed 4 people and how many servings is this?

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    1. It has 6 servings...yes it will easily feed 4 people!

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  9. Oops! I made a mistake. I added the refried beans with everything! Is it ruined? Do I add more refried beans when it's done?

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    1. It will be fine! Just not as thick. Don't add more beans :)

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