Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe From Scratch

This crockpot chicken enchilada soup is the perfect slow cooker recipe. Each bite is full of chicken breast, sweet potato chunks, and green bell pepper. You get a healthy dinner without all the work. With each bite, your taste buds are covered in smoky Tex-Mex flavor, something we often crave at our house!

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There’s something special about smelling a slow cooker soup on a cool (80 degrees down here in Tennessee haha!) Saturday afternoon. The scent of smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, and bell pepper start wafting throughout the house. That’s why this healthy and easy chicken enchilada soup recipe has become one of our favorites this fall!

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe Inspiration

In our house, some sort of Mexican food is always on the menu. Tacos are one of my favorite foods haha! A few weeks ago, we were craving a cozy, Tex-Mex flavor. It was a Saturday which means 5pm Mass in Franklin TN and a day full of recipe developing for the blog. Meaning I had little time to cook.

As I began developing this recipe, I threw in a few of our favorite Tex-Mex spices, a chicken breast, and a sweet potato. Let me tell you, after one bite we were hooked!

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I Love This Healthy Soup, and You Will Too

  • Full of veggies like sweet potatoes, bell peppers, onion, and garlic
  • Perfect fall and winter meal
  • Easy to make in a slow cooker or crockpot
  • Can use a frozen chicken breast, no need for thawing meat
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Easy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup Ingredients

  • Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper (each)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 of a bell pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Medium-large sweet potato (I prefer organic)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth (I like Costco’s Kirkland Organic brand)
  • 1 cup water
  • Can of tomato sauce (I like Costco’s Kirkland Organic brand)
  • 1 1/4 tsp onion powder (or a full onion)
  • Olive oil (for greasing the slow cooker)
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How to Make Chicken Enchilada Soup in a Slow Cooker

  1. First, use olive oil to coat inside of slow cooker to prevent sticking.
  2. Second, add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir with a spoon to combine.
  3. Third, cook soup on low for 5-6 hours or high 3-4.
  4. Before serving, break up chicken into pieces, stir, and serve.

Ways to Switch Up This Soup

  • Try 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper for a spicy twist.
  • Swap sweet potatoes for russet potatoes for a more savory flavor.
  • Try 1/4 cup of rice added in to stretch for a crowd.
  • Add beans and corn for a different twist.
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Best Chicken Enchilada Soup Toppings

  • Green onions
  • Tortilla chips
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Avocado slices

What to Serve with Healthy Chicken Enchilada Soup

  • Homemade garlic bread
  • Side of brown rice
  • Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Queso dip and tortilla chips
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Storing Leftovers and Freezing

You can store cooled down leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. For freezing, store leftovers in a freezer safe container or bag up to 3 months.

Recipe FAQ

  • What is chicken enchilada soup made of? It’s base is made of tomato sauce and chicken broth, along with sweet potatoes, chicken, bell pepper, and spices.
  • Can I make this recipe on the stovetop? Although the crockpot is better, you can make this soup on the stovetop. Be sure to cook the chicken first then add the rest of ingredients.
  • How can I make this recipe vegetarian? To make this recipe vegetarian or vegan, swap the chicken for beans.

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Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe (in a Slow Cooker)

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
This chicken enchilada soup gives you a healthy dinner without all the work. When you take a bite, your taste buds are covered in smoky Tex-Mex flavor, something we often crave at our house!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Supper
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • slow cooker
  • Bamboo Soup Ladle
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast frozen or fresh
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp onion powder or a full onion
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 of a bell pepper
  • 1 medium-large sweet potato I prefer organic
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth I like Costco’s Kirkland Organic brand
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can tomato sauce I like Costco’s Kirkland Organic brand
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil for greasing the slow cooker

Instructions
 

  • First, use olive oil to coat inside of slow cooker to prevent sticking.
  • Second, add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir with a spoon to combine.
  • Third, cook soup on low for 5-6 hours or high 3-4.
  • Lastly, using a ladle, break up the chicken into pieces, stir, and serve.
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