Tuesday, November 20, 2012

(the most delish) crockpot enchiladas

I love Mexican food. Really, I could eat it every day if given the option. My favorite recipe? Chicken enchiladas. I have been using the same recipe for the past 6 years, and I love it - but it was so time consuming with cooking the chicken, shredding the chicken, putting it all in pan to saute together, etc...so I decided to utilize my favorite kitchen appliance - the crockpot. This recipe went from taking 1 hr 15 minutes to a total (working) time of 20 minutes! These enchiladas are a major crowd pleaser, and make great leftovers!

I like to top mine with avocado instead of sour cream

Ready to pop into the oven

- chicken breasts (I use 2 large for hubby & I)
- salt & pepper
- cumin
- garlic powder
- mexican spice blend
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can corn
- 1 can green chiles, seeded and chopped
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 1 can (6oz) tomato paste
- corn tortillas
- enchilada sauce
- cheese, avocado, sour cream (for toppings)

- put chicken & stewed tomatoes in crockpot, cook on low for 7 hours
- add salt & pepper, cumin, garlic powder, corn, green chiles, beans, and tomato paste to crockpot, stir and continue cooking for 30 minutes - 1 hour
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- saute onion & garlic in olive oil, add to crockpot and mix all ingredients together
- shred chicken in crockpot (should be very easy at this point)
- microwave tortillas for 15 seconds or so until soft
- coat bottom of a baking dish with enchilada sauce
- using a shallow bowl, dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce, covering both sides
- spoon 1/4 cup of enchilada mixture into tortillas, fold over, and place into baking dish
- continue until baking dish is full, then top with remaining enchilada sauce and and cheese
- bake for 15 minutes at 350


  1. We used our crockpot for the first time last week and made shredded chicken for tacos. Similar idea and oh man were they good!! Yum! I will try your recipe next! ;)

  2. I wish I would have seen this earlier as I am about to make my enchiladas now! It is time consuming! I will have to try this next time. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. im all about the crock pot nowadays! ;) I have some enchilada sauce chilling in my cabinet I've been meaning to use ill have to give these a go! xo

  4. That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. we have enchiladas every week...this will be the next one i will try! YUM!!


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