Slow Cooked Chicken Enchilada Chili over Rice

This Slow Cooked Chicken Enchilada Chili over Rice is an easy and delicious dinner recipe filled with hearty ingredients! It’s a fun and flavorful weeknight meal!

Chicken Enchilada Chili Over Rice

Remember how I said I break out my crock pot in phases? Well, I am a little addicted at the moment, so bring on the crock pot dinners!

It really is kinda thrilling to throw in frozen chicken breast and a few other ingredients to come home and find a fabulous meal at the end of the day. Why don’t I use my crock pot more often? Not sure. But I love it right now 🙂

I combined a few of my favorite flavors…..chili and enchilada. Think mexi-chili. This is a great weeknight or anytime meal that literally takes a few minutes to get into the crock pot. Hope you enjoy!


Here is what I used for my enchilada chili. Use your favorite red enchilada sauce brand. I have recently found Frontera Brand that I really enjoy. I have a killer homemade red enchilada sauce coming in my cookbook too! Can’t wait to share it with you 🙂

How to Make Chicken Enchilada Chili Over Rice

Add some corn.

Add a can of Rotel Mild diced tomatoes.

Add a can of drained black beans or your favorite bean.

 Add one cup enchilada sauce.

That’s about it. Easy right?

Grab a spoon and mix ingredients gently and cover the lid. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. Steam some rice and get ready to enjoy!

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Slow Cooked Chicken Enchilada Chili over Rice

This Slow Cooked Chicken Enchilada Chili over Rice is an easy and delicious dinner recipe filled with hearty ingredients! It's a fun and flavorful weeknight meal!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 15 oz canned corn 1 can drained
  • 15 oz black beans 1 can drained
  • 10 oz Rotel diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 8 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth optional
  • rice cooked, steamed


  • Place all ingredients into crock pot on high heat. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, until chicken shreds easily with a fork.
  • Shred both breasts into bite size pieces and spoon over cooked rice. Add about 1 cup chicken broth to the chili to make it a bit saucier. (Totally optional.)


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 738mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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38 Responses
  1. Ali

    I think this looks AMAZING…but my husband doesn’t like black beans. What other beans do you think would work for this dish–kidney or chili beans?

  2. Betsy R

    I tried this last night and was very happy with the results! I did use bone in chicken breasts since that is what I had on hand. I followed Kelsey’s suggestions from the comments and added about 1/2 a cup of sour cream right at the end. I also added a tsp of cumin since I love that flavor. My husband loved the flavor and our friends we were having dinner with really liked it too. Thanks again Jenny for a flavorful EASY meal!

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  4. Kelsey

    Made this recently, and it was sooo good! And so easy! I used fresh chicken breasts, and cut down the slow cooker time by an hour or so. I also added some taco seasoning in there, doubled the amount of diced tomatoes, and added a bit of sour cream for the last 10 minutes.

    We served this with some shredded cheese on top. My husband has already requested we add this to the rotation! Thanks for the great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ann Lucas

    Loved this recipe! Sooooo easy and tastes soo good. I did add one packet of chicken/tomato boullion and a 1/4c sour cream which made it even creamier! Bring ont he crock pot recipes!!!!!

  6. Julie

    Made this last night and it is VERY flavorful! It was my first time putting frozen chicken in a crock pot, so that was cool. I served mine over spanish rice and the 6 year old liked it (drinking lots of water and commenting her mouth was on fire, but still eating it), but the 4 year old only ate the rice. Thanks for a great recipe!

  7. Kat D.R.

    I made this yesterday, and it was awesome. This will definitely enter the dinner rotation!

  8. Genelle Pretty

    I am making this for dinner tonight…my husband specifically requested it! Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Erin

    I love slow cooker recipes that don’t require any preparation of the meat ahead of time. Got to try this!

  10. Kiran @

    So comforting! I love mexican meals on a busy night. And I need a slow cooker, pronto!!!

  11. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

    This looks like a great new recipe to try..i love my crock pot, and there’s always room for a new mexican dish! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Mommyof2Girlz/StephD

    A few of my husbands favorite flavors, I have got to make it for him. It just looks amazing and I bet your kitchen smelled awesome! Thanks for the recipe, I pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Leigh Ann

    I have the hardest time cooking chicken breasts in the crock pot…anything over 3 hours on low and they start drying out, and since I work during the day, a 3 hour cook time makes no sense for me. I think part of the problem is that I have a big 6 quart crock pot and I’m not filling it full enough, so it ends up cooking faster, but I’ve never tried throwing the chicken breasts in there frozen.

  14. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    Looks delicious! I love enchilada chili, this is a great version!

  15. Lisa Huff @ Snappy Gourmet

    Sounds so good!!! I’m going through a crockpot “phase” at the moment too and just made some Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese in mine. So good! Will have to try this recipe too before the “phase” is over! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I’ve never seen enchilada sauce in a packet before like that- totally great idea since the other stuff tastes like the can! Love this simple slow cooker recipe!

  17. Am @ The Cook's Sister

    I’m really enjoying your slow cooked/crock pot recipes! We really enjoy tex-mex inspired food in our home. I’m saving this recipe!

  18. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I havent used my crockpot in so long, I’m using the interior of it to hold my cookie cutters and growing sprinkles collection. Lol

    What you made looks great and the ease of the crockpot is wonderful…so maybe I should dust mine off ๐Ÿ™‚

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