Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stew

4.48 from 17 votes

This is a great stew when you're craving Mexican flavors, but don't have much time!

15 Detox Soups and Stews

We are always looking to bring you new and interesting slow cooker recipes. This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stew is a perfect addition to our collection of soups and stews. It’s packed with protein from beans and lean chicken breast, and big on flavor thanks to lime juice and a ton of spices. We also used Greek yogurt to make this super creamy—you won’t miss the typical sour cream dollop at all!

This is a great stew when you’re craving those Mexican flavors, but don’t have time to put together a full Mexican spread. Serve it over some plain brown rice or even a batch of our Restaurant Style Mexican Rice for a filling and easy meal.

4.48 from 17 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stew

With big flavors and tender chicken, this stew will make a great addition to your slow cooker recipe collection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Stew, Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce can, sugar-free or try SkinnyMs homemade enchilada sauce)
  • 14 1/2 ounces petite diced tomatoes with green chiles can
  • 15 ounces kidney beans can, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces black beans can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn frozen or fresh
  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt fat-free
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped, for garnish


  • In a large slow cooker, add the enchilada sauce, undrained tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, corn, and uncooked chicken breasts. Add in the chicken stock and all of the seasonings. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-5 hours, low for 5-8 hours or when the chicken will easily shred. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred in another bowl using two forks. Meanwhile, add the Greek yogurt to the slow cooker and stir until well combined. Add the shredded chicken back into the crockpot. Stir until the chicken is combined.
  • Serve with chopped cilantro on top.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 1170mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 11g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords High Protein, Quick and Easy, Slow Cooker

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Adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

Try these other recipes:

Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce

Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna Soup

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