Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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This Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe is one of my favorite meals ever!  There is just something so comforting about the saucy cheesy deliciousness of this dish!

Slow Cooker chicken Enchiladas drizzled with sour cream on white plate

This recipe calls for cooked chicken, you can cook your own or use rotisserie chicken to make it extra quick!  One whole rotisserie chicken should give you about 3 cups of chicken, perfect for this recipe!

Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe. Shredded chicken wrapped in tortillas, smothered in sauce and cooked in the crock pot is the perfect weeknight meal!

If you have a little extra time, making homemade enchilada sauce is not only easy, it’s so much tastier than store bought!

Quick and Easy

Once you have your chicken & sauce ready, these take just a few minutes to roll up and pop into the slow cooker.

Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you may get 2 or 3 layers of enchiladas.  My slow cooker is 6 quarts and I was able to put 6 enchiladas per layer with 2 layers.

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crock pot chicken enchiladas topped with sour cream, tomato and cilantro on white plate
Once I cook these up I love to have a plate of toppings out for everyone to dress up their own enchiladas with their favorite toppings!  Of course I add fresh jalapeños to mine because I’m a total spice freak but we also love tomatoes, olives, sour cream, avocado and cilantro!

Things you’ll need for this Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

* slow cooker * enchilada sauce (or homemade) * mild green chiles * 6-inch tortillas *


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe is one of my favorite meals ever! There is just something so comforting about the saucy cheesy deliciousness of this dish!


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 12 6 inch flour tortillas
  • 1 10 oz can enchilada sauce divided
  • 1 4 oz can mild green chiles
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 cup corn defrosted
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese or your favorite blend

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  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with no stick spray. Pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce to cover bottom.

  2. Combine shredded chicken, salsa, corn, beans, chiles and about 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce.

  3. Divide the chicken mixture over the tortillas (approx. 1/4 cup each). Roll each tortilla and place seam side down in your slow cooker (I was able to fit 6 per layer) topping each layer with the remaining enchilada sauce.

  4. Top everything with cheese. Place two layers of paper towel over the entire top and cover with the lid. 

  5. Cook on low 3-4 hours. 

Recipe Notes

To serve, scoop it out like you would a casserole.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 897, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 2023mg, Potassium: 583mg, Carbohydrates: 109g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 42g, Vitamin A: 10.1%, Vitamin C: 0.5%, Calcium: 50.9%, Iron: 42.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. Hey! I love slow cooker recipes and mexican food, so this is perfect! Have you tried reheating these the next day? If so, how were they and how did you reheat them?

    1. How long did you cook the recipe for? Was your sauce canned or homemade and what type of tortilla did you use? What size is your crock pot?

      It’s hard to say as any of these could play a role in how the dish cooks.

  2. The idea about slow cooker is very wonderful. Thanks to this idea I have change my point of view about cooking. This dishes looks very attractive. I will cook it at this weekend

  3. I made these last night, and they were SO good! They went quick, I will most definitely be making this recipe again. It’s also really simple and requires little work, which is always nice!