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Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup

An easy slow cooker soup recipe that tastes like chicken enchiladas.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 573kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (10 oz) green enchilada sauce
  • 2 cans (4 oz) diced fire-roasted green chiles
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
  • fresh lime, cheese, cilantro, avocado for topping


  • In large crockpot, add chicken, enchilada sauce, green chiles, tomatoes, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, garlic powder, kosher salt, onion powder, black pepper and chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • With 30 minutes left, remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add back to crockpot, along with black beans, white beans, corn, cilantro and cream cheese. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Stir to get cheese completely melted. Serve with desired toppings.


  • Use pre-shredded rotisserie chicken to make the soup even quicker.
  • You can replace the chicken breasts with chicken thighs if you want a more intense chicken flavor.
  • Use quality low-sodium chicken broth as it contributes to the flavor. You can also use chicken stock which gives the chicken barley soup more mouth feel.
  • Complete the soup with toppings like tortilla chips, avocado and fresh lime juice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 1441mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg