Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. Since the crockpot does all the work, you can easily make this soup even on your busiest days.

This recipe has all the best flavors we love about chicken enchiladas compiled into an easy soup made in the crockpot. A little different from our Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe, but just as creamy and satisfying!

Chicken Enchilada Soup topped with cheese and cilantro

The perfect crockpot soup

I LOVE SOUPS!!! Seriously, there is something about warm, delicious soup recipes and the holidays that make me so incredibly giddy! I think more than anything soup reminds me of the cooler weather which usually means the holidays are close by, and that truly brings a smile to my face.

This Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe has to be a new favorite. It was SOO easy to make and turned out fabulous!! We’ve always been suckers for Green Chiles and Enchiladas, so making a soup version of these things sounded wonderful.

The combination of the chicken, green chiles, spices, corn and cream cheese (and all in the slow cooker) make this recipe irresistible and so easy. You really can’t beat throwing everything in the slow cooker and having a delicious meal within a few hours. Pretty amazing!

Shredded chicken for crockpot chicken enchilada soup recipe

big flavor, little effort!

The flavors of this green chili chicken soup really are phenomenal. It has all the ingredients similar to enchiladas but in a soup form. It has shredded chicken, green chiles, and lots of cheese, packing a bold flavor.

You can even add any other ingredients you’d like including bell peppers, beans, and other types of cheese. If you want to, you can swap out the cream cheese. It will change the flavor and texture a bit, but you can substitute the cream cheese. Try using pureed cottage cheese or plain yogurt.

This soup hardly requires any effort on your part. You put most of the ingredients in the crockpot, cook, add the remaining ingredients, and cook some more! Then you top with cheese and any other toppings you enjoy!

Best Toppings for Enchilada Soup? After dishing the soup into bowls, you can top the soup with a dollop of sour cream, tortilla strips, a pinch of fresh cilantro. You can even place a lime wedge on the side of the bowl to squeeze over the soup.

Stovetop instructions

If you’re in a pinch for time, you can make this on the stovetop instead of in the crockpot. Just add broth, enchilada sauce, green chiles, water, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and chicken to a large pot.

Bring to a boil, add rice and cream cheese and reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Mix well so all cream cheese chunks are gone. Add salt and pepper and cheese right before serving.

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Storage tips and troubleshooting

How to store leftovers:

  • Fridge: Place the soup in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Freezer: Place soup in an airtight container and store in the freezer for 4-6 months. Let soup thaw in the fridge. Slowly reheat in a pot over LOW heat. Stir constantly to keep the cream cheese combined with the soup.

What do I do if the soup is too thick or too thin? If it’s too thick, add a little more chicken stock until you reach your desired texture.

If it’s too thin, add a little more cream cheese or rice. You can also add flour: In a separate bowl combine ¼ c of soup and 2 Tbsp of flour. Mix until smooth then add back into the soup.

We love that this recipe is such a crowd pleaser!! It’s simple, so flavorful and perfect for soup season. We will definitely be making this recipe on a regular basis since it’s so easy and so delicious. 🙂

For more slow cooker soups, check out:

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

4.87 from 66 votes
Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. 
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 366 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 4 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 2 14.5 oz cans chicken broth
  • 2 15 oz cans mild green enchilada sauce
  • 2 4 oz cans diced green chiles
  • 2/3 c water
  • 1 1/2 TB cumin
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2/3 c corn (if frozen, thaw out)
  • 2/3 c instant rice
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • Monterrey jack cheese


  • Place chicken broth, enchilada sauce, green chiles, water, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and shredded chicken in crock pot on HIGH. Cook for 3.5 hours.
  • After cooking for 3.5 hours add corn, rice and cubed cream cheese. Stir and cook for half hour.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and top with Monterrey Jack Cheese. 


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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Hoping to make tONight… two questions.
    What if you wanted to cook on slow iN the Crock pot? WHAt amount of time would you suggest?
    Do you think this recipe would work well halved?
    Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    So DELICIOUS and so easy! I hIghly RECOMMEND this recipe. The only thing i did differently is i did not precook the chicken. I put whole frozen pieces In and let it cook in the crockPot and shreDded it before i added the cream cheese and corn. I will for sure make this again!

  3. 5 stars
    My family loves this recipe but our crock pot recently broke and I dont really have a stove to cook on. Is there anyway this can be turned into an instant pot recipe?!

    1. I personally have not tried, but I am sure it could. I would have to play around with the recipe to figure it out for the instant pot.

    1. I am glad it is!! I’d probably just add some bread/rolls as a side. To me, not a whole lot to put with soup.

    2. 5 stars
      Ahhhhmaaazing! I’ve made this a few times and it’s pretty easy and delicious! I’ve done both crock pot and on the stove. It’s great the way the recipe reads, but we like to crunch up some tortilla chips and add to our bowls and some avacado. Thanks for this recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    I love crockpot meals, they save the day. This one is really easy and so yummy. It’s one of my families favorites!

  5. 5 stars
    Loooove this soup!! I first made it for my family and they devoured it! I recently made it for a family that was sick, since it’s so easy and tasty to make. This is a great recipe to make if you ever want to drop off some food to another family. I found that I don’t ever need to add any salt to this soup so keep that in mind and make sure you taste the end product before adding salt.

  6. 5 stars
    My family loved this soup. I was easy to make and tastes great. It was great dinner for a cold evening. Will make it again.

  7. 5 stars
    Amazing!! I added black beans and cooked rice separately to add in. I only had sour cream and substituted that for the cream cheese it calls for. My husband, picky 18 month old toddler and I loved this!
    Definitely printing, saving for myself and sharing this recipe link to friends!!

  8. 5 stars
    I made this today. My husband and kids-including my picky one-loved it. My husband made sure I saved the recioe!

  9. The soup looks wonderful, and I want to try it as soon as I get all of the ingredients! I’m sure my family will lov

  10. 5 stars
    Very good flavor, will make again. I was in a hurry so I cooked it on top of the stove. Added some pinto beans and used regular uncooked rice and 2 – 12.5 ounces cans of chicken breasts.

  11. 5 stars
    I have made this several times now.. this recipe never disappoints!! You also HAVE to add chilli Fritos to your served bowls.. this is the best !!

    1. Ooh I’m a sucker for Chili Fritos! That sounds deeelish! Thanks for sharing. Glad you enjoy the recipe!

  12. 5 stars
    Absolutely the best soup ever! I made it exactly as you said and it came out perfect. Thank you for taking the time to post this recipe.

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