Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

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Chicken enchiladas, chili, and slow cookers: three wonderful things that only improve when combined.

My crockpot has been in heavy rotation lately. Cooler temperatures, fall food cravings, and busy schedules make the option to “set it and forget it” very enticing. This chicken enchilada chili is one of my newest favorites in the “set and forget” category, not only because it is delicious, but also because it’s incredibly easy to prepare. (See my short video above).


Ground chicken (or turkey), beans, tomatoes, and enchilada sauce form the base of this simple chili. Doctor it up with some spices and you have yourself a crowd pleasing favorite that is perfect for game day or a busy week night.

What is your favorite slow cooker recipe? Let me know or link up below!


Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

Serves: 6-8

Time: 4-6 hours


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 15 oz can low sodium black beans
  • 15 oz can low sodium white beans
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 tbls.  chili powder
  • 1 tbls. cumin
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. ground turkey or chicken, cooked in a skillet
  • 2 cans enchilada sauce
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped


  1. Brown ground chicken in a skillet until fully cooked.
  2. Put all ingredients from onion through enchilada sauce into slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
  4. Top with Greek yogurt and parsley/cilantro if desired.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Nikki at TastyThin.


Rochelle · October 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

I think my family would be a fan of this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    Paula's Plate · October 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks, Rochelle! We certainly love it around here 🙂

Kimi Clark · October 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm

I’ve made chicken chili but would have never thought to use enchilada sauce, definitely something new to try out! I like that you have the video right on your site too, super helpful. 🙂

    Paula's Plate · October 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks, Kimi! The enchilada sauce gives it a special twist 🙂

Amanda · October 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

I think my whole family including aunts, grandparents and parents would love this!

    Paula's Plate · October 20, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I love to hear that. I hope you all enjoy! 🙂

Sarah | Loving Little Dixie · October 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Well, this sounds yummy. What a unique twist on chili!

    Paula's Plate · October 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks, Sarah! It’s always fun too change things up a bit.

Sarah @ Girl Adulting · October 23, 2016 at 11:53 pm

This looks so simple and delicious! I’m a sucker for slow-cooker meals and all things tex-mex, so this is right up my alley.

    Paula's Plate · October 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks, Sarah! I love slow-cooker meals, too. Having dinner ready and waiting at the end of the day is always a win:)

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