Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Whip out that slow cooker and pile in all of your favorite ingredients to make this easy and delicious Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Soup!

Bookmark these slow cooker soup recipes and be ready at a moment’s notice to whip up a batch of your favorite soup this winter! Whether it’s this chicken enchilada soup or our chicken tortilla soup or our traditional chicken noodle soup, it’s never been easier to make delicious slow cooker soup recipes.

chicken enchilada soup in a bowl with sliced avocado

Slow Cooker Soups 4ever

One of the first series I ever did on FFF was One Pot Sundays. Each Sunday during the fall and winter, I would post a meal that could be prepped in a single pot. Ie: Crockpot Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats, Cashew Chicken Quinoa Bake, and Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Chili.

I loved the series way back when, you loved the series way back when, so we decided to amp up one pot meals again this fall…just for you. And us. Duh.

chicken enchilada soup in a bowl with sliced avocado

Soup Inspiration

My inspiration for this recipe actually comes from my good friend Abbie! We do dinners together often and the other week she made a very similar rendition to this Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Soup, except for hers was made on the stove top.

Abbie and I are alike in that when we are cooking for ourselves (or our families), we NEVER write anything down or measure. Add a little bit of this and a little bit of that and maybe some more of that and voila. Dinner is served!

I tell you, Abbie is one of the best non-measuring cooks I’ve ever met.

 chicken enchilada soup in the slow cooker

How to Make Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Soup

You pretty much throw all of the ingredients, RAW, into a big ol’ slow cooker and let it simmer. Seriously, it’s as easy as that. That’s one of the reasons why I love quinoa so much. It’s such an easy grain to throw into slow cooker soup or chili because it will for sure cook AND give the dish a boost of protein and texture.

Once the chicken is fully cooked (about 3 hours in on high) you remove it, shred it, and put it back in for a few more minutes of simmer time. This recipe is actually difficult to mess up. If you are looking for a healthier enchilada sauce, I recommend Frontera Foods because the ingredient list is pretty short. Or…you can make your own!

chicken enchilada soup mixed together in the slow cooker

Enchilada Soup Toppings

We topped our enchilada soup with fresh sliced avocado and some shredded Colby jack cheese. Don’t forget the tortilla chips. I’ll take any excuse to eat tortilla chips with a meal :P Other great toppings include:

  • Sliced avocado
  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced red onion
  • Dollop of Greek yogurt
  • Dollop of guacamole

chicken enchilada soup in a bowl with quinoa in the background

More Soup Recipes

Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Whip out that slow cooker and pile in all of your favorite ingredients to make this easy and delicious Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Soup!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 8 sevings 1x
Category: Soup
Method: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place 2 large chicken breasts on the bottom of a large slow cooker. Then, place the rest of the ingredients on top.
  2. Turn slow cooker to high and let cook for 3 hours.
  3. Then, remove chicken breasts and shred with 2 forks. Place back in the slow cooker and let cook for an hour longer.
  4. Top with fresh avocado, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips.

Notes

*The longer you let the soup sit, the more water you will need to add to make it “soupy.”

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
  • Calories: 391
  • Sugar: 8
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 61
  • Fiber: 14
  • Protein: 30
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