Enchilada Soup

The next time you need an easy, flavorful and satisfying meal, try this chicken enchilada soup recipe. The best part is how simple it is—your slow cooker does most of the work for you. Simply add the ingredients, stir, cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Once the chicken is tender, it’s perfect for shredding. Then, all that's left to do is serve it up and chow down!
Prep 10 Minutes
Total Time 5 Hours 10 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List


  • 1 package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups from 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cans (10 oz) Old El Paso™ Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ Black Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 cup frozen corn


  • 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired
  • 1 container (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker. Add remaining Soup ingredients to slow cooker; stir.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Transfer chicken to cutting board; shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker, and stir.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Serve with Toppings, as desired.

Expert Tips

  • For extra texture and flavor, try topping your slow-cooker chicken enchilada soup with chopped avocado and crushed tortilla chips.
  • If you like your chicken enchilada soup with a little more kick, swap Old El Paso™ Medium Red Enchilada Sauce for the mild version.
  • Keep the slow cooker covered for the specified cooking time. Each time the lid is removed, it allows heat to escape, adding 15 to 20 minutes to the cooking time.


  • 1 1/3 Cups Calories 260 (Calories from Fat 45);  Total Fat 4 1/2g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 90mg;  Sodium 900mg;  Potassium 440mg;  Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 6g ,Sugars 3g);  Protein 25g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 6%;  Iron 15%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  2 Very Lean Meat;  1 Lean Meat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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