slow cooker chicken enchiladas


  • 1 LB boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 – 8oz bags Frontera red chile enchilada sauce (or 16oz of your favorite enchilada sauce)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 14 original size tortillas (we like LaTortilla Factory low carb whole wheat but use any medium sized tortillas you prefer)
  • 1/2 can black beans, drained + rinsed (reserve other half for eggs or salads later in week)
  • 1 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese (we buy an organic block + grate it)
  • 7 TBS light sour cream
  • 2 small avocados, quartered + sliced right before serving
  • fresh cilantro, torn for garnish


Put one package (approximately 1 LB) of boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the bottom of a slow cooker. Top with 8 oz of enchilada sauce (reserving other 8 oz) and enough chicken stock or broth to just cover chicken. Cook on low 6-8 hours. When done, shred with 2 forks in slow cooker, mix well and remove with tongs into a bowl (discarding excess liquid) and cover with tinfoil. (If you can, shred the chicken with an hour left to cook, mix well and let it cook the last hour shredded – incorporates the flavors more.)

Shred cheese now if you need to, and drain + rinse black beans in a colander.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray bottom of large baking dish with cooking spray. Microwave tortillas for 40 seconds between 2 paper towels to make pliable.

Fill each tortilla with a little shredded chicken and roll tightly, placing in baking dish, seam-side down. Repeat until baking dish is full. Top enchiladas with black beans and then the remaining 8 oz of enchilada sauce, covering all tortillas. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for 15 minutes uncovered.

To plate: 2 enchiladas, 1/4 of an avocado, 1 TBS sour cream + freshly torn cilantro.

Serves: 7

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 420 / Total Fat: 20.4g / Saturated Fat: 4.1g / Total Carbs: 50.7g / Protein: 35.6g / Sodium: 1,390mg / Dietary Fiber: 31.9g / Sugar: 5.6g

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  1. Avatar michaelmolnar says:

    Just made this…with a few variations, and it was delicious! I used my instant pot to make my enchilada sauce and then pressure cooked the chicken. All the flavors came together so well! Thank you, Susan!

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