Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe | Hy-Vee


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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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    Turn chicken enchiladas into a hearty casserole that makes dinner delicious and easy.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    1 (10-oz.) can Hy-Vee mild tomato based enchilada sauce
    1 (10-oz.) can Hy-Vee Mexican lime & cilantro diced tomatoes & green chilies, drained
    1 (4-oz.) can Hy-Vee diced green chiles
    1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
    1 lime, juiced
    1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
    2 lbs. Hy-Vee True boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 (8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
    1 (11-oz.) pkg. street taco flour tortillas, quartered
    1 c. shredded white Cheddar cheese
    1 c. Hy-Vee corn chips
    Hy-Vee sour cream, for garnish
    Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • 6-quart slow cooker
    • Slotted spoon
    • 2 large bowls
    • Paper towels


    1. Combine enchilada sauce, tomatoes, green chiles, red onion, lime juice, and garlic in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add chicken breasts. Stir to coat. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours or until chicken is very tender and cooked through (165 degrees). 

    2. Transfer chicken to a cutting board using a slotted spoon. Pour liquid into large bowl; wipe slow cooker clean with paper towels. Shred chicken using two forks. Place chicken into a separate large bowl; add 3 cups cooking liquid; stir to combine. 

    3. To assemble, layer one-third of each of the chicken mixture, Monterey Jack cheese cubes, and quartered tortillas in the slow cooker. Repeat layers 2 more times using remaining chicken mixture, cheese cubes, and tortillas. Pour an additional 1-1/2 cups cooking liquid over top to cover tortillas. Top with shredded Cheddar cheese. 

    4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and layers are heated through. Top with corn chips. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro, if desired. 

    Nutrition facts


    510 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 24g
    • Cholesterol: 120mg
    • Sodium: 960mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
    • Protein: 41g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 30%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 10%