Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is a warm and comforting meal perfect for the weeknight! Let dinner cook in your slow cooker and come home to a flavorful meal!

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Whew! I just returned from an amazing trip to Napa and Monterey, California. If you follow along on Instagram, you saw a preview of the beautiful places I visited. The recap of my trip will be posted soon. I definitely indulged and enjoyed the best food that California has to offer. But as much as I loved the incredible food, there is nothing like returning to a home cooked meal. Slow cooker chicken enchilada soup is on the menu in my house for dinner tonight!

I can’t believe that it has taken me this long to post this recipe. Out of all the meals we cook, this chicken enchilada soup most regularly makes an appearance at our dinner table during the cooler months. Warm, comforting and full of flavor, this soup is the perfect meal.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup - the best weeknight meal!

Perfect for weeknights or cool fall days, slow cooker chicken enchilada soup is loaded with delicious vegetables. Fill your crockpot, let dinner cook for you and come home to a kitchen that smells good and a meal ready to be enjoyed.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup - the best weeknight meal! Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup - the best weeknight meal!

This recipe is barely adapted from Dainty Chef and is definitely worth posting because it is one of absolute favorite meals. I like to lighten up the recipe slightly, but the flavor and consistency is the same.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can (10 ounce) Enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 2 whole chicken breasts
  • Monterrey Jack cheese, sour cream, avocado, tortilla chips, as desired


  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat; slowly add ½ cup chicken broth and ½ cup milk. Whisk to keep smooth. Return to heat. Bring sauce to a gentle boil; cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Remove from heat. Add enchilada sauce, remaining milk and remaining broth to heated broth mixture. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine drained beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, and bell pepper. Place the chicken breasts on top of the mixture. Pour sauce mixture over ingredients in cooker. Cover; cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or on high heat for 3 to 4 hours. When the chicken is cooked through, remove chicken and cut or shred into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken back into the soup and mix well. Top with cheese, sour cream, avocado or tortilla chips, as desired.

Source: barely adapted from Dainty Chef

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup - the best weeknight meal!


  1. Beth @ The First Year

    I am loving the soup AND the triple blog anniversary giveaway! So glad you had a great time on vacation, I was following along and dreaming I was there!

  2. Tonia

    Sounds like a great soup! My sister just made one like this and she said it was sooo good. I’m going to have to try it for my family. Happy Anniversary and best wishes for an amazing year to come!

  3. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Looks fabulous! Love soups and this one definitely needs to go on the menu.
    Happy Monday Ashley!

  4. Sues

    Today there’s a definite chill in the air in Boston and this soup would be just lovely after a long day at work 🙂 Glad you had a blast in Napa and Monterey!!

  5. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I loved looking at all the pictures you shared on Instagram! You were totally in my neck of the woods, we live in the East Bay Area, so I knew almost all the places you were. Aren’t we lucky? A fun weekend adventure is just an hour or two away for us. I love it! Was it warm enough for you while you were here? Ha!

    This soup sounds delicious!

    • Ashley

      The weather was actually gorgeous, Natalie! It was chilly a few nights in Monterey, but otherwise the weather was a nice relief from our heat. I thought about you as I was driving through the area. You are so lucky! You live in a beautiful place!

  6. Meg

    Ooh, this looks so good — I’m all about the slow cooker these (busy) days, especially as we get ready for fall. Your trip looked like such great fun! We love Northern California and were just there in May — so gorgeous!

  7. Justine@CookingandBeer

    I was checking out all of your photos on Instagram! I am super jealous! You guys looked like you had a fabulous time! I love this soup for a weeknight! Just throw it all in the slow cooker. That’s my kind of meal. 😉 Pinned!

  8. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I was totally jealous of all your Instagram photos! I could totally use a vacation right now. I am loving this easy slow cooker soup!

  9. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I loved all of the pics you posted of your trip, Ashley! And I love this soup, too. You know me, I love anything Mexican inspired!

  10. marcie

    I LOVED following along with your trip on IG — it was fun seeing where you ended up going! Can’t wait to see your post. 🙂 This soup is the best way to get back to normal after indulging…yum! Thank you for being a part of this anniversary giveaway, Ashley — it means a lot! 🙂

  11. Kelly

    So glad you had a great trip Ashley! Loved seeing your pics on IG and can’t wait for your post 🙂 This soup looks like the best meal to come home to and love that it’s made in the slow cooker too!

  12. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Ashley, I was dying over your California Instagram pics! What a gorgeous trip 🙂 Also, this soup looks like the perfect thing to make on a chilly fall night (of which we’ve had too many already here in Michigan!)

  13. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong

    Happy Anniverary to all!! what a lovely giveaway!! The enchilada soup looks and sounds incredible! Love the flavours!! 😀

  14. ela@GrayApron

    The soup looks so good, I love the addition of avocado!

  15. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    This soup looks amazing Ashley! I can see why you guys would eat it so often. I’ll be adding it into our dinner rotation this fall for sure!

  16. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I’m all about slow cooker recipes right now. . love this soup! My kids and husband will definitely love this one, pinned!!!

  17. Nora (A Clean Bake)

    I recently got a slow cooker and LOVE chicken tortilla soup, so this recipe will be going into my winter dinner rotation!

  18. Amy (Savory Moments)

    I love great slow cooker meals like this delicious looking soup! Happy blog-iversary!

  19. Virginie

    I would like to try this soup but can’t find and enchilada sauce. What do you suggest I replace it with? Should it be a tomato sauce or tomato soup, or something else?

      • Virginie

        I tried both recipies yesterday: the enchilada sauce and the soup, it was amazing. It’s a keeper!

        • Ashley

          I’m so glad to hear that you loved it, Virginie!

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  24. Jennifer

    Hi! Your recipe looks delicious! Should the black beans be dry or cooked beans? Thanks!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Jennifer! They should be cooked beans. I use canned beans to make it easy. Enjoy!

      • Jennifer

        Thanks! It turned out delicious!

        • Ashley

          I’m glad you loved it, Jennifer! This recipe is one of my favorite slow cooker meals.

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