Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup


Not quite a tortilla soup, not quite a taco soup, this comes together fast and gets better overnight. Stores like a dream and has fabulous flavor. Serve with sour cream and cheese on top, with either tortilla chips or cornbread on the side. Or if you're feeling fancy, you could make some paninis with pepper Jack cheese, roasted red peppers, avocados, tomatoes and mushrooms. Very tasty!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can pale ale

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn

  • 1 (8 ounce) package red enchilada sauce (such as Frontera®)

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

  • 1 pound frozen chicken breasts

  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped


  1. Mix chicken broth, black beans, diced tomatoes, pale ale, corn, red enchilada sauce, onion, taco seasoning, and jalapeno pepper together in a slow cooker. Add whole chicken breasts.

  2. Cook on Low until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 5 to 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred using 2 forks; stir back into the slow cooker. Continue cooking, 1 to 2 hours more.

  3. Stir cilantro into the slow cooker. Cook on Low until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can also cook on High for 3 to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
3g Fat
37g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1595mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 725mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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