Chicken Enchilada Soup (Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)

Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas… in one big bowl of soup!

Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl of soup!
Chicken Enchilada Soup

I love turning classic meals into soups, it’s an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that only dirties one pot! Make this in the slow cooker, pressure cooker or stove.

Everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl! I love turning classic meals into soups, it's an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that only dirties one pot!

I basically took my traditional chicken enchilada recipe, modified it and added some black beans, corn and chicken broth. After a few hours of letting it slow cook all day, this delicious bowl of soup emerged which I topped with cheese, scallions, cilantro and a dallop of sour cream. Avocado would also be awesome. This was very tasty, filling and had just the right amount of heat. Add more or less chipotle to your taste.

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

I’ve also recreated this in the Instant Pot, as I’ve been slowly doing this with older recipes. You can see all my Instant Pot Recipes here. I’ve labeled this freezer friendly, a great dish if you like to make freezer meals. To reheat you can let it thaw overnight and reheat it on the stove. You can see more Soup Recipes here!

Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl of soup!
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Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

3
7
3
SP
333
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: Mexican
Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl of soup!

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups less sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-2 tsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, 16 oz total

For topping:

  • 3/4 cup shredded part skim cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 oz 1 small haas avocado, diced
  • 6 tbsp reduced fat sour cream, optional

Instructions

Slow Cooker Directions:

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and bring to a boil. Add cilantro and remove from heat. Pour into crock pot.
  • Add the drained beans, diced tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano and stir. Add the chicken breasts; cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  • Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back into the soup, adjust salt and cumin to taste. Serve in bowls and top with cheese, avocado, scallions and cilantro. Also great with sour cream or crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Press saute on the Instant Pot. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and cilantro.
  • Add the drained beans, diced tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano and stir. Add the chicken breasts; cover and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Quick or natural release.
  • Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back into the soup, adjust salt and cumin to taste. Serve in bowls and top with cheese, avocado, scallions and cilantro. Also great with sour cream or crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 333kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 65.5mg, Sodium: 812.5mg, Fiber: 9.5g, Sugar: 6g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 8
Keywords: Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup, Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl! I love turning classic meals into soups, it's an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that doesn't require dirtying too many pots.

Photography by Sarah Fennel.