Crock Pot Enchilada Chicken

Sometimes experiments in the kitchen turn out to be DELICIOUS meals and new family favorites, this is one of those.

A couple weeks ago, I entered the kitchen knowing an outline of what I wanted to make. I wanted a slow cooker meal and I wanted Mexican. After looking into my pantry, I picked out some ingredients I knew would compliment each other well.

This recipe is so flexible… you can shred it and use it in any mexican dish or top it with cheese and some baked tortilla strips (which is what I did) and you have a delicious dinner. My picky eaters loved this one as well!


If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    i know what you mean about "experiments" turning into delicious meals! Kevin and I threw leftover shredded chicken, broken up remains of tortilla chips, leftover sliced avocado, random lime balsamic dressing, diced tomatoes, and goat cheese into a huge bowl last night and split it - the best salad i've practically ever had! these cook SO good - I don't have a crockpot yet! I know, it's on my santa list. :)

  2. Patrice

    Mmm! I think I want to put this shedded over rice and serve it with beans. Great idea!! Thanks, Nikki., love your blog!

  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Yep--I'm definitely going to be making this. Your dinner recipes are seriously phenom, girl. I love them all! And I love when cooking/baking experiments turn out fabulously :)

  4. Karly

    Slow cooker and Mexican are two of my favorite things!

  5. Andi

    can't wait to try it!

  6. Hilary Padilla

    I am at work all day do you think it would it be fine if the chicken was in the crockpot all day on low?

    1. Beth Christjansen

      I made this while we were on vacation. I put it in at around 8am and we didn't get back to our condo until 6pm. The chicken was tender and juicy. You will LOVE it.

    2. Kimberly

      I always use frozen or part frozen chicken breast. That way it don't dry out when cooked all day on low!! :)
      I'm trying this tomorrow!! I'll put it on in a.m. At like 7:00 we won't eat til like 5:00-6:00P.M.

  7. carrian

    Love slow cooker meals, but too bad ours died amonth ago. BOOOO!!

  8. Lisa

    This looks really delicious. Your photo is stunning. I was wondering which of your recipes you would serve with this? I am always at a loss as adding variety in side dishes that go with mexican dishes.

  9. Robyn

    WOW, this sounds amazing! Pinning it and plan on making it soon.

  10. Beth Christjansen

    I made this a couple of weeks ago. I just wanted to let you know how much my family enjoyed it. I did add a brick of cream cheese and shredded the chicken. I also mixed the rice into the slow cooker to make it a one pot meal. SO good!! This will be added to may list of go to slow cooker recipes! Thanks for the great idea!

  11. Kelly

    Do you think I would be able to add raw rice into the slow cooker with this recipe? Would I need to add more liquid if I did this? Your help would be great :) thanks for the awesome recipe!

  12. Rebekah

    My 13 year old daughter made this for us. It was sooooooo good! Portions are small though. We ended up going to Steak n Shake to get fries and a milkshake afterwards. Aside from the portions, this recipe is flawless and fantastic! Thanks Nikki! My daughter is going to make it again tonight!!! :-)