Our family loves this quick and easy Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe. It is perfect for the warmer months because you can enjoy your favorite chicken enchiladas without heating up the kitchen.

slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole

Easy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole:

I love enchiladas but they can be a lot of work to make.  Now you can easily enjoy all the flavors of traditional chicken enchiladas without all the work. You will love this delicious and easy lazy day crock pot chicken enchiladas casserole recipe.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do. Slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole is easily a one pot casserole slow cooker recipe. Layers of tortilla’s chicken, cheese and simple seasoning makes this a crowd pleasing casserole.

This is the perfect meal to use leftover cooked chicken or a rotisserie chicken. It is flavorful and easy to make. This would be perfect meal for the big game or when having friends over. Top with sour cream and your meal is complete.

slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole:

This one pot chicken enchilada casserole is one you will make week after week. Since it is so easy to make, it is on a weekly rotation. I like to prepare the chicken the night before to easily shred so I can add to this recipe.

Once I ready to make this casserole, I prepared the tortilla by cutting in triangles. This allows them to easily fit in the slow cooker. Then I begin layering the ingredients in the slow cooker and top with cheese.

This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight or to feed a crowd on the weekends. Everyone always loves it and I love it because you only need 6 ingredients.

cooked chicken, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, green enchilada sauce, cheese, corn tortillas

Ingredients:

You only need 6 ingredients to make this delicious and easy crockpot chicken. Simple enchilada ingredients to enjoy this delicious casserole recipe that has all the flavors of a traditional enchiladas.

  • Cooked Chicken, shredded
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • Green Enchilada Sauce
  • Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • Corn Tortillas
slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole on a plate

How to Make Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole:

  • Step 1 – First cook the chicken or use leftover chicken.  I boiled the chicken until cooked through. Shred using a stand-up or hand mixer.
Shredded cooked chicken in a bowl mixed with salsa
  • Step 2 – Then slice the corn tortillas into quarters each using a large knife or pizza cutter. They will be in triangles. You can skip this step but it makes cutting into the casserole easier.
Cutting the corn tortillas on the cutting board
  • Step 3 – Next in a large bowl, combine your chicken with the taco seasoning and rotel and mix well. Set aside.
Layering corn tortillas in the slow cooker
  • Step 4 – Spray the inside of your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Step 5 – Pour a little enchilada sauce on the bottom of your crock pot, then start your layering.
Mixing the chicken enchilada ingredients in the slow cooker
  • Step 6 – Cover the bottom of the pan with tortillas (you don’t have to cover every single gap). Top the tortillas with the shredded chicken mixture. Pour enchilada sauce over the chicken.
  • Step 7 – Top with shredded cheese.
Topping the chicken enchilada casserole with cheese
  • Step 8 – Continue layering tortillas, chicken, sauce, and cheese.
Topping the chicken enchilada ingredients with tortilla and cheese
  • Step 9 – You should have enough chicken for about 3 full layers. Finish the casserole off with a layer of tortillas, the rest of the enchilada sauce and cheese.
Casserole in the slow cooker topped with cheese
  • Step 10 – Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or cook on high for 1-2 hours. Cook until the ingredients are heated through.
  • Step 11 – Cut and serve with sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese on top.
slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole on a plate

Recipe Variations:

  • Rotisserie Chicken – We have made this same casserole recipe but used a rotisserie chicken to save even more time.
  • Add in Beans – You can add in white beans or black beans for added flavor or texture.
  • Add Vegetables – Add in onions, bell peppers, or other vegetables inside the casserole to sneak in those veggies.
  • Change the Meat – Try it with ground beef instead of chicken. You can even use ground turkey. Chicken thighs is also a good option.
  • Add a Topping – Top it with crushed tortillas chips or tortillas strips for a crunch.
  • Change the Sauce – Use red enchilada sauce instead of a green enchilada for a different flavor and variety.
  • Tortilla – We used corn tortillas, but you can use flour tortillas if you prefer.

My family loves this recipe just the way it is but you can easily alter it to make it your own. Make sure you come back and let us know if you try any other variations by leaving a comment.

slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole

What to Serve with Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Recipe?

slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole

Can I use Rotisserie Chicken?

Yes, you can use a rotisserie chicken, or leftover shredded chicken. This is the perfect meal to use up leftover chicken. I like to prepare my meals for the week and make boil boneless skinless chicken breast on the weekends.

This allows me to use this shredded chicken in many different recipes.

slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole

Topping Ideas:

  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Onion
  • Cheese
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce
Chicken enchilada casserole in a slow cooker with a serving on a wooden spoon

How to Store Leftovers:

Storing Chicken Enchilada Casserole leftovers is easy to do. It even makes a great lunch the next day. Simply, place the leftovers in an air tight container and place in the fridge.

The leftovers will stay fresh for up to 3 to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave in 30 second intervals.

Chicken Enchilada on a plate

Print Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas Casserole recipe below:

Crock pot Chicken Enchilada casserole

5 from 10 votes
Looking for a delicious Mexican recipe? Try this super easy Crock pot Chicken Enchilada casserole. Your favorite enchilada recipe cooked in a crock pot!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 336
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis (Rotel – 10 oz can)
  • 1 can green enchilada sauce (28 oz can)
  • 16 ounces Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
  • 16 corn tortillas (taco size)

Instructions

  • Boil chicken until cooked through. Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Slice corn tortillas into quarters each using a large knife or pizza cutter.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken with the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes with green chiles and mix well. Set aside.
  • Spray the inside of your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour a little enchilada sauce on the bottom of your crock pot, then start layering the ingredients.
  • Cover the bottom of the crock pot with tortillas (you don't have to cover every single gap). Top the tortillas with the shredded chicken mixture. Pour enchilada sauce over the chicken.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Continue layering tortillas, chicken, sauce, and cheese.
  • You should have enough chicken for about 3 full layers. Top the casserole with a layer of tortillas, the rest of the enchilada sauce and cheese.
  • Place the lid on the casserole and cook on low for 2-3 hours or on high for 1-2 hours.
  • Cut and serve with sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro and onions.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 336kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 29g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 1183mg, Potassium 505mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 1025IU, Vitamin C 8.1mg, Calcium 263mg, Iron 2.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I used boneless chicken thighs, red enchilada sauce, & used the oven instead of my crockpot (350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes). It turned out delish!

  2. I find that the flour tortillas get mushy in the crock pot so I prefer the corn tortillas for this recipe. Thanks!

  3. This is a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies. Rotel is a popular brand name for this. Thank you.

  4. I think that red enchilada sauce is slightly spicer but neither are too spicy in my opinion.

  5. I’m not sure as I haven’t tried it in an air fryer yet. If you try it out, please let us know how it goes!

  6. Can a regular crock pot be used for this recipe? I’ve wanted to try something g like this for a long time.

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