Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is tasty, hearty and full of amazing flavors. Plus, it’s so easy to make in your crock pot!

Chicken Enchilada Soup

I go in these crazy crockpot soups recipes where I use it all the time and I am loving it right now. Last week I whipped up a giant pot of my Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup. It’s warm, thick and complete comfort food in a bowl. Slow Cooker Soup Recipes are so great this time of year.

If you are having guests over, this is a great recipe to have. It serves 12-16 and makes the best leftovers. I enjoyed it for lunch for a few days and was happy as a clam 🙂

You can easily split the recipe if you don’t need to make such a massive amount, but I’ll warn you, it’s incredibly delicious and you’ll want the leftovers.

Let’s take a look at what you’ll need.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Here’s what you’ll need. Remove one of those chicken broth cartons. I only used one and the cheese and cilantro are just for garnishing, so you won’t need as much in the picture 🙂

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How to Make The Best Chicken Soup

Dice a large onion.

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Cook them in a large skillet over medium heat.

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Add some garlic.

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Transfer right to a LARGE crock pot. I’m talking at least a 5 quart.

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I used one whole rotisserie chicken for this recipe. Discard the skin then shred the meat. It’s about 4 cups if you want to bake your own chicken.

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Transfer the chicken pieces to the crock pot.

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Add your chicken broth, 32 ounces please.

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Pour in two 28 ounce size cans of green enchilada sauce and two 10 ounce size Rotel diced tomatoes. Make sure both say MILD on the can.

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I added two packages of cooked Spanish rice. It thickened the soup so nicely, I definitely recommend it. I used the Knorr Brand, but any of your favorite Spanish Rice will do. If you’d like to make your own, use 4 cups. I have a great Homemade Spanish Rice recipe HERE if you need one. Scroll down past the tacos and you’ll see it.

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Add a good handful of cumin and 8 ounces of sour cream. Stir and let cook on low for 4-8 hours.

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Tips For Making Crock Pot Soups

*Use Rotisserie chicken when possible. Saves lots of prep time.

*I also like to purchase pre-chopped vegetables in the produce section to save even more time.

*Serve soup with a nice green salad and crusty bread if desired.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is tasty, hearty and full of amazing flavors. Plus, it's so easy to make in your crock pot!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 rotisserie chicken about 4 cups shredded (no skin)
  • 32 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
  • Two 28 ounce cans mild green enchilada sauce
  • Two 10 ounce cans Mild Rotel diced tomatoes with peppers
  • 4 cups cooked spanish rice I used 2 packages of Knorr Fiesta Rice
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves for topping
  • 1 bag tortilla chips for topping


  • Heat oil in large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute. Transfer to a large 5 quart minimum crock pot with setting on low.
  • Add shredded chicken to crock pot along with chicken broth, enchilada sauce, tomatoes, rice, cumin and sour cream. Stir and let cook on low for 4-6 hours


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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49 Responses
  1. Megan

    I made this last night – it was perfect for the wind chill advisory weather we’ve been having in New England! I halved the recipe and used regular red enchilada sauce since my grocery store didn’t have green, and it came out great. It had quite a kick to it, so it was great with a little bit of crumbled cornbread mixed in!

  2. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    Yummy! I love soup and I especially love enchiladas so this is calling my name!

  3. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste)

    This is so perfect for the recent blast of cold weather we’re getting in NYC. Will definitely all it to my weeknight menu!

  4. Tabitha (From Single to Married)

    Definitely going on my list of recipes to try – love the slow cooker and this looks like a great soup!

  5. Amy Mak

    The pictures alone convinced me – thank you! Can’t wait to try this, and I have a rotisserie chicken that wants to be used right this very minute.

  6. Gaby

    LOVE this slow cooker idea jenny! I have all the ingredients for this one on hand – Monday night dinner for sure!

  7. Jessica

    I make a soup every week at the beginning of the week for lunches…and I am so glad you posted this one today! I already have everything to make it, Yay!

  8. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    I love that this is made in the slow cooker! More time for playing with that house full of boys 😉

  9. Jeff A

    I love your site and just about every recipe that you post, but I gotta admit…I feel like there are sometimes just TOO many photos on your posts. I copy/paste the posts into an email message that I can send to myself for later use, and I just wish that there weren’t pictures of EVERY single step sometimes. Just some constructive criticism, I guess 🙂

    1. Victoria

      Hey Jeff, Down at the bottom it gives you an option of printing. If you don’t like the photos this might be for you. I hit print and when it pops up I say print as PDF. It then prints just the recipe and I save in my recipe folder.

      1. Victoria

        sorry prints PDF right onto my computer and I hit save to my recipe folder on my desk top.

  10. Morgan

    Love that this is a slow-cooker recipe! I am always looking for soups I can throw together in the morning and easily enjoy later on.

  11. Kim

    dumb question – this looks amazing!!! do i have to put in the rice? what could i substitute with? – to make it thicker? maybe some cream of chicken soup? and top with chips and cheese?

  12. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    Looks fabulous, my dear! I always love adding slow cooker recipes to the ‘ol “must try” folder!

  13. kim@hungryhealthygirl

    I love the looks of this!! I may try subbing in Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Thanks for an easy delicious looking recipe.

    1. JulieL

      I was just thinking the same thing and came to read whether anyone had tried Greek yogurt instead. Hope you see this and report back!

  14. BusyWorkingMama

    Looks absolutely delicious! I’m on the hunt for crock pot recipes – saw this on pinterest 🙂

  15. Julie @ Table for Two

    I LOVE enchilada soups! This is perfect for anytime and especially the big game coming up!

  16. Madison

    YUM! This is a perfect weeknight meal that is simple to put together but so delicious to eat. I am definitely saving this recipe. Thank you!

  17. Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser

    You have been making some incredible soups lately, and I’m loving it! Thank you!!

  18. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    You always have the best soup recipes. And I bet this soup makes a ton, which is always a good thing. It sounds great!

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