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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

This easy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili recipe has a little bit of a kick, but a bit of cheese and cream cheese helps mellow everything out at the end. You get that comforting chili heat, but it’s not overly spicy — just super flavorful.

slow cooker chicken enchilada chili

Because we’re expecting yet more winter weather here in Chicago, here’s a hearty & comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili recipe to warm both your heart and your belly. Middle School Guy is a huge fan of this recipe, which I’ve made a few times now and have been meaning to write up for you — because everyone should have a big comforting pot of chicken chili in their lives!

bowl of chicken enchilada chili

You don’t even have to top yours with cheese, because it’s already in there to cut the heat of the rest of the ingredients, adding a little creamy tang to smooth everything out at the end. You get a little pop of sweetness from the corn, and the chicken & beans make this a filling, protein-packed chicken chili recipe.

Psst — need a use for the leftover enchilada verde sauce and cream cheese from this recipe? You can make these vegetarian enchiladas verde tomorrow!

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

chicken enchilada chili ingredients

Ingredients

1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, trimmed
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 can of corn, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
4 oz can chopped green chiles
2 cups enchilada verde sauce (16 oz)
2 Tbsp taco seasoning (one packet)
1 Tbsp minced garlic (about six cloves)
2 chipotles in adobo, chopped
1 Tbsp adobo sauce
4 oz cream cheese, cut into chunks
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

chicken enchilada chili in crock-pot

Trim chicken and chop your onion and chipotle peppers. Add all ingredients except cheese and cream cheese to the Crock-Pot and stir, ensuring that the chicken remains completely submerged.

shredded chicken

Cook chili on low for six hours. Remove chicken, shred, and return it to the crock.

stir in cheese and cream cheese

Chop cream cheese into smaller chunks. Stir the cheese and cream cheese into the pot until both are completely melted into the chili, then serve.

Note: If you are sensitive to spice, you might wish to omit or cut down on the chipotles & sauce, or replace the diced tomatoes with green chilies with plain diced tomatoes.

This is the most comforting Crock-Pot Chicken Enchilada Chili!

crock-pot chicken enchilada chili

Slow cooker chicken enchilada chili is the ultimate in comfort food for a chilly day. And how easy is this to make? Just take 20 minutes to throw everything into your Crock-Pot in the morning, and ten minutes to shred the chicken and stir in the cheese at the end — the rest of the time, everything just slow cooks itself in this mostly hands-off chicken enchilada chili recipe.

This Crock-Pot chicken chili recipe does have a bit of a kick, but the cheese and cream cheese help mellow everything out at the end so that you get that good chili heat without it being overly spicy.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

This easy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili recipe has a little bit of a kick, but cheese and cream cheese help mellow everything out at the end -- you get that comforting chili heat, but it's not overly spicy.
Course dinner
Keyword chicken chili, chicken enchilada chili, chili, comfort food, crock-pot, easy recipe, slow cooker
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast trimmed
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4 oz can chopped green chiles
  • 2 cups enchilada verde sauce 16 oz
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning one packet
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic about six cloves
  • 2 chipotles in adobo chopped
  • 1 Tbsp adobo sauce
  • 4 oz cream cheese cut into chunks
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Trim chicken and chop your onion and chipotle peppers. Add all ingredients except cheese and cream cheese to the Crock-Pot and stir, ensuring that the chicken remains completely submerged.
  • Cook chili on low for six hours. Remove chicken, shred, and return it to the crock.
  • Chop cream cheese into smaller chunks. Stir the cheese and cream cheese into the pot until both are completely melted into the chili, then serve.

Notes

If you are sensitive to spice, you might wish to omit or cut down on the chipotles & sauce, or replace the diced tomatoes with green chilies with plain diced tomatoes.

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Chelly

Monday 4th of March 2019

I’m obsessed! This is absolutely delicious and makes a TON! The first night I made rice to go with it and the second night I just topped with sour cream, guacamole, and shredded cheese. So so good. I’m making another pot now to freezer for lazy days in the future 😊

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Hejin

Sunday 24th of February 2019

Super easy and simple! I made it in my instant pot, it turned out so delicious :) I used 2lbs of chicken breast(since I love the meat) and put 1 cup of chicken broth. I have 20 month toddler so I made it first without chitpotles&sauce, green chiles, and I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes instead of the ones with green chiles as you noted. Also, I only used 1 Tbsp of taco seasoning. And then, I spared a bowl for my little one, and I put the rest of the items I didn't put earlier. I loved the kick! I happened to get a cold right before making it so this was a perfect menu for me. Thank you so much! I am recently introduced to your blog and have been enjoying so much of your recipes and Aldi weekly meal plan. Keep doing the good work you're doing! <3

Mckenzie

Thursday 25th of April 2019

How long did you pressure cook your chili if I may ask?

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