Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

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Oh my heavens, you’ve got to make thisSeriously.

 

I worked diligently Sunday coming up with a menu plan for the week and making a grocery list. I was even so ahead of the game that Tuesday afternoon I left the house for carpool duty at 2 and returned at 6 with dinner in the oven, all baked up and ready to go. {We have an oven that you can set ahead of time ~ such a nice gift when I remember to use it!}

 

It was perfect. And easy. And, to be honest, all that organization even impressed me. ;)

 

Ummmm . . . until my hubby walked in the door, took a deep whiff, and said “Hmmm. . . are we having Mexican?”

 

To which I excitedly replied “YES!!!”

 

He then informed me that he’d had Mexican ~ for the last two days ~ while on business meetings for lunch.

 

Here’s a hint to all the men out there {all three of you}:  never, ever {EVER!}, tell your wife-that-cooks-and-cleans-and-shops-and-taxis-your-children-around-all-day-long that you’re not all that excited about her cooking because you’ve had something similar ~ with other living, breathing adults ~ for lunch. It just doesn’t bode well for you. ‘Nuf said.

 

You can bet he’s eating leftover Mexican again tonight. ;)

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package taco seasoning (I used the store brand)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 oz can green chilis
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used mozzarella because that's what was in my fridge)
  • green onions
  • sliced olives
  • tortillas (10-12)

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Pour garlic powder, green chilis, lime juice, taco seasoning, and water on top of chicken. Cook on low 5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  4. Shred chicken (it should shred easily.)
  5. Mix together can of cream of chicken soup and sour cream.
  6. Put half of the sour cream mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 casserole, and mix the other half in with the shredded chicken.
  7. Place about 1/4 cup chicken mixture into each tortilla along with 2 tbsp shredded cheese.
  8. Roll up tortilla and place seam side down in casserole dish.
  9. Repeat again with all the tortillas.
  10. Pour enchilada sauce over the entire casserole and then cover with remaining cheese.
  11. Top with green onions and sliced olives.
  12. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional five minutes.
  13. Enjoy!
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Note: This is the BEST slow cooker Mexican chicken I’ve ever made, and you could easily use the recipe for taco salads or regular tacos.  When I make it again I’ll double the slow cooker part of the recipe, and freeze the meat to easily have dinner on a busy night!  Also, be sure to pick up sliced black olives, not chopped black olives. Oops.

 

 

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This post is linked up to Crock Pot Ladies Slow Cooker Saturday – thanks for the opportunity to link up!  Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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Comments

  1. Sounds like the husband needs to be on dinner duty for a few days :)

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  3. Erin Conroy Fryman says:

    OMG! I thought I was reading something I had written! I have told my husband that if he eats out without giving me a heads up, its just too bad if we have the same/similar thing:) This sounds wonderful and I cant wait to try it.

    • So glad I’m not the only one Erin… I couldn’t believe it when he walked through the door and said that! You’ll love it if you try it… delicious :)

  4. I just found your blog through pinterest & have been catching up on previous posts. I’m usually more of a lurker than a commenter, but your post made me chuckle out loud!!! Keep up the great work of taking care of your family & continue to find the humor, but most of all continue to share & validate the rest of us!!!

    • Thanks so much for saying something Carrie! Like you, I usually just “lurk” on other blogs, but it’s so nice to have folks comment :) I’m so glad you found us through Pinterest, and appreciate your encouragement so much! :)

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