In our family, we absolutely LOVE enchiladas (we have over 20 different enchilada recipes on our site!). When you combine chicken and cheese together with a tortilla, these Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are a match made in heaven.
What kind of Tortillas do you use for these Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas?
When it comes to making the perfect enchiladas, what kind of tortilla you use is a personal preference.
Traditionally, corn tortillas are used in enchiladas, but flour tortillas will work just as well.
In the picture, I used flour tortillas just because that is what my family prefers.
We recommend using a 7-8″ tortilla for enchiladas because they seem to work best in a pan (we usually make about 8 enchiladas so that it fills an entire 9×13″ pan).
If you do use a corn tortilla, it helps to place them in the microwave for a few seconds before trying to roll them into enchiladas so that they are more pliable and won’t rip as easily.
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Can you freeze this Enchilada Recipe?
I love to double this chicken enchiladas recipe and make two pans of enchiladas – one for dinner tonight and one to pop in the freezer for another night that’s busy.
I will make these enchiladas in 2 separate 9×13″ pans and bake one for dinner, then wrap the other pan (I usually make one pan in a disposable aluminum pan) in aluminum foil and toss it in the freezer.
The chicken enchiladas will last for about 30 days in your freezer, so you can pull them out on a busy night and dinner is done!
Depending on how well you package them, you could probably keep them in your freezer for up to three months. However, we stay pretty busy so we usually use them within the month.
You could also freeze the chicken filling and then pull it out another day to easily assemble enchiladas.
Can you cook frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker?
To be honest, almost every slow cooker chicken recipe that I make uses frozen chicken breasts.
Some people will say that it’s not safe, but I honestly have never had a problem.
I would recommend maybe adding a little bit of time to the cooking time, but it just depends on how quickly and how hot your slow cooker cooks food.
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Use this Slow Cooker Chicken for anything!
This chicken is so versatile. If you don’t feel like using it for enchiladas, you can make:
- Over a salad
- Or eat it as is!
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 ounce taco seasoning 1 packet
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 small onion chopped
- 4 ounces diced green chilies 1 can
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ¼ cup water
- 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup 1 can
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese any cheese would work, use your favorite
- 10 ounces enchilada sauce 1 can, you can use red or green
- 2 Tablespoons green onions chopped
- olives sliced
- 12 tortillas
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts inside slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, onion, green chilis, lime juice, and water on top of chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- Once it is finished baking, shred chicken with 2 forks (it should come apart really easy).
- Mix together cream of chicken soup and sour cream.
- Stir half of the soup mixture in with the shredded chicken. Spread the other half of the soup mixture on the bottom of a 9×13 pan (or two 9×9" pans).
- Place a scoop of the chicken mixture on a tortilla. Sprinkle on a little bit of cheese and roll up. Place seam-side down in the pan.
- Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
- Pour enchilada sauce over the top and cover with remaining cheese. Top with green onions and olives.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
- Over a salad
- Or eat it as is!
- Slow Cooker
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Small Mixing Bowl
- 9×13 Inch Baking Dish or (2) 9×9 Pans
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