Slow Cooker- Chicken Enchilada Tacos


I’m always up for a “magic pot” recipe….you know what I mean, throw it all in, turn it on and come back later ready to eat.  This is one that I found on in a recipe file on their site.  It says that they are for tacos, which we did indeed eat them as with hard shells and also some flour tortillas.  I thought they were great on the tortillas, not so great in the hard shells.  BUT I think this is actually wonderful as a soup.  We crumbled up tortilla chips in it and really liked it that way.

So here is the recipe and then after that I will tell you how you could make your own tortilla strips if you don’t have any chips on hand.

Chicken Enchilada Tacos

Combine into the slow cooker:

  • 1 lb diced or shredded cooked chicken (I had 4 cups frozen in the freezer and just defrosted that—made this recipe even easier!)
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce (we used green sauce)
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen Mexican corn blend (well, I couldn’t find this and wasn’t running to Trader Joes to get some so I used a can of corn that I drained of the juice)
  • 1  medium onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Turn on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4.

Garnish with your favorite garnish: sour cream, Monterey jack cheese, cilantro, avocado, crisp lettuce…

You could also serve this over white rice.


Make your own tortilla strips:

Cut tortillas into 1/2 inch wide strips.

Cut those then  in half crosswise.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet

Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned.


5 responses »

  1. Wow! Sounds DEEEEELICIOUS! Can’t wait to turn on my printer and get this one copied. I almost bought a slow cooker cookbook the other day, but resisted the temptation..I’m ready for more of these recipes, too. So proud I have you to find great recipes and test them out.

    • I would save the money from a slow cooker cookbook—they seem to be big and thick but not full of great recipes. Maybe we should compile our own 🙂

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