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Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas are a delicious and simple meal that can be put in the crock pot before you leave for work. Salsa verde and cream cheese make this dish full of flavor and super creamy. This is a recipe that is sure to be loved by your family. Serve it for dinner or make it ahead for an easy week day meal.

chicken enchiladas shredded inside the crock pot with tongs picking some up

How to Make Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

This dish could not be easier to make! All you need to make this Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas recipe is a crock pot, chicken breast, salsa verde and cream cheese. After that the options are endless.

To make this delicious recipe start by trimming any fat off of the chicken breast if desired. Then, place the chicken breast in the crock pot and top with salsa verde. Once the ingredients have been added, turn the crock pot on to cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

Once there are 30 minutes remaining in the cook time, add the cream cheese. Once finished cooking, remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred it. Return the chicken to the crock pot and stir to coat in the sauce. Then, serve as desired. See below for some serving suggestion ideas.

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Serving Suggestions

This chicken can be served in many ways, here are some suggestions:

  • In corn tortillas or flour tortillas
  • In taco shells
  • Over rice
  • With chips
  • Or as is!

Then, add some toppings… think shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, extra green chilis, extra salsa verde, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this recipe gluten free?

Yes! This recipe is gluten free as written. Serve with corn tortillas or rice to keep it gluten free.

Can I make this recipe dairy free?

Go ahead and swap out the cream cheese for your favorite dairy-free cream cheese and cook as the recipe card describes.

Can I make this ahead of time?

This recipe makes excellent leftovers so yes of course. When ready to heat simply reheat the portion you need in the microwave or in a small sauce pan on the stove top.

Can I make this recipe with frozen chicken breasts?

We use frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot all the time and even prefer it because of the convenience! Defrosted or frozen chicken breasts can be used for this recipe. I do recommend using skinless chicken breasts or skinless chicken thighs because they will be easier to shred.

Can I use any cut of chicken for this recipe?

While we use frozen skinless boneless chicken breasts for this recipe any cut of chicken can be used including chicken thighs. I would not recommended using any cuts of chicken that have the bone in them.

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chicken enchiladas shredded in a crock pot with tongs holding some up

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Chicken Enchiladas made right in the crock pot. Perfect to serve in tortillas or over rice.


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, frozen or defrosted
  • Jar of salsa verde
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • Optional: rice, tortillas, colby jack cheese, cilantro (for serving)


  1. Place chicken and salsa verde in the crock pot.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  3. Add cream cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking to allow it to melt in.
  4. Remove chicken breasts and slice or shred them.
  5. Return the chicken to the pot and stir to coat in sauce.
  6. Serve chicken over rice, in tortillas, or as desired and enjoy!


Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas are a perfect weeknight meal or to make for meal prep!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 51g

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