This deconstructed crockpot chicken and cheese enchilada recipe uses juicy chicken breasts slow-cooked in red enchilada sauce shredded to just the right size topped with black beans, cheese, and shredded corn tortillas for a filling Mexican-style comfort dish at home!
I’m not sure about you, but I love Mexican food. It’s one of those cuisines that has so many different variations, and each time I find a new recipe to try, it becomes my favorite! This recipe is for chicken and cheese enchiladas made in the slow cooker with red sauce and black beans – it was an instant hit at our dinner table! The great thing about this dish is that all of the ingredients can be prepped ahead of time, making cooking super easy. It combines chicken breasts, cheese, black beans, red sauce, and tortillas into one delicious dish!
Equipment You’ll Need To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
If you’re a fan of easy cleanup, then you’re going to love this recipe even more… two words… one-pot! Yesss! All you need is your slow cooker and a spoon! These types of dishes or lack there off I should say, make my heart happy!
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this recipe.
Ingredients For Your Crockpot Enchiladas In Red Sauce
- chicken breasts
- can of corn
- can of black bean
- red enchilada sauce
- shredded cheese
- corn tortillas
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas
- Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker and top with enchilada sauce. Cook on high until chicken reaches 165 degrees
- Remove the chicken and shred the meat. Return to slow cooker
- Add the corn, beans, tortillas, and 2 cups of cheese and stir to mix.
- Top with remaining cheese and cook for 45 minutes.
What To Serve With Your Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
This slow cooker meal is perfect on its own, but if you feel like adding a side dish, go for some cilantro lime rice, refried beans, or even some cornbread! If you want something fresh, and avocado salad really brightens things up!
Deconstructed Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quesidillia FAQs
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