Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup – a new favorite soup recipe that is easy to make AND delicious! It’s Packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses.
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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 (like Cheesy Potato Soup and Italian Tortellini Soup) reminds me of the cooler weather which usually means the holidays are close by and that truly brings a smile to my face.
There are just so many wonderful traditions to celebrate this time of year, as well as so many delicious recipes to enjoy, like today’s Chicken Enchilada Soup. This 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!
The flavors of this green chili chicken soup really are phenomenal. It has all the ingredients similar to enchiladas but in a soup form, and looking at the list of key ingredients it’s not hard to see why this enchilada soup is so good!
- chicken broth
- green enchilada sauce (we prefer Las Palmas)
- green chilis
- spices – cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder
- instant rice
- cream cheese
You know with cream cheese AND cheese, you can’t go wrong!! You can even add any other ingredients you’d like including peppers, beans and other types of cheese. Once your chicken is cooked and shredded, it’s all just a matter of putting everything into the slow cooker. Then, towards the end you add the corn, cream cheese and rice. After that, it’s just a matter of trying not to devour 5 bowls for yourself. 😉
Best Toppings for Enchilada Soup? We love adding some cilantro and additional cheese. You can also add sour cream, avocados, tortilla strips and/or limes.
Can you make enchilada soup on the stove? Sure thing! 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.
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:
- Slow Cooker Taco Soup
- Crock Pot Hamburger Soup
- Slow Cooker Tortellini Spinach Soup
- Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup
- Crock Pot Taco Soup
- King Ranch Chicken Soup
Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
Crock Pot Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup - a new favorite soup recipe packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses.
- 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.
Recipe adapted Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.