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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
This 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!
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 10 ounce can of enchilada sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans,, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

STORAGE
  • Store the soup in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. 
INGREDIENTS
  • Flour: You can use another type of thickening agent, if desired. Arrowroot powder or corn starch works well too.
  • Chicken: You can use boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts, if desired.  
  • Broth: You can substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth, if desired but it may alter the flavor slightly.
  • Enchilada sauce: You can use store bought or homemade.
OTHER
  • Nutritional information does not include additional toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g, Calories: 308kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 431mg, Potassium: 809mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 418IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 86mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
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