Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!Ahhh appetite.  It’s so nice to see you again. It’s been a brutal winter and it doesn’t help that I work in healthcare and am in and out of hospitals and nursing facilities all week. Three of which ended up being put on quarantine for outbreaks of the flu or various nasty stomach viruses.  So no wonder I’ve had two bad respiratory viruses and two stomach viruses this winter.  The latter resulting in a diet that resembled the boiled chicken, rice, and yogurt diet we feed our dog when he’s sick.  So when I was finally feeling normal enough again for real food, I (and the baby) wanted it all.  Like enchiladas.  And tacos.  Being the hungry preggo I am, made “both”:  Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos! 

Oh Crock Pot, how I love thee.  Especially for those increasingly busy weeknights.  Even better, I could prep this meal over the weekend by whipping up some of our super fast and easy Enchilada Sauce From Scratch ! All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!Prep being the whopping 10 minutes it takes to make this delicious from scratch sauce, totally easy enough to throw together the night before!  Then in the morning before work it was just a matter of tossing chicken breasts in the Crock Pot with the fresh, homemade sauce!  And some cilantro. Because fresh cilantro makes everything better.  All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!Left to do it’s thang all day while we worked and our house smelled amazing when we got home.  

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!A quick shred of the chicken breasts in the enchilada sauce and topped with cheddar cheese, sliced black olives, and another 20ish minutes in the Crock Pot to melt (or because I’m a hungry anxious preggo I put it under the broiler in the oven to melt the cheese faster!) and boom.  

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!All the deliciousness of chicken enchiladas, ready for some tacos!

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!Put on a lightly steamed tortilla (homemade flour or corn tortillas- or we’re really liking these lately) and you’ll have a Taco to make Tuesday proud and that’ll also ease the craziness of the weeknight!  We’ll be making these often; maybe every week if my husband gets his way 😉  

Enjoy!  

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Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos!

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco! 

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups Enchilada Sauce Make it yourself! http://www.servedfromscratch.com/enchilada-sauce-from-scratch/
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt Probably not needed if using store bought enchilada sauce - to taste
  • 12 oz sliced black olives
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp)
  • more fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add chicken breasts to the Crock Pot.  Pour over you Homemade (or favorite) Enchilada Sauce.  Cook on low for 6-8 hrs.  

  2. Shred chicken and mix well with sauce in Crock Pot.  Sprinkle in 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and 1/2 the olives and mix.  Top with the remaining cheddar cheese and olives.  Turn Crock Pot to high and cook for another 20 minutes or until the cheese is all melted.  Or, turn you oven to broil and put whole Crock Pot stoneware in oven to melt cheese - but keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.  Sprinkle with remaining fresh cilantro.  

  3. Serve on your favorite taco shells with sour cream, fresh avocado, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and hot sauce and enjoy! 

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  • I haven’t been a preggo in a LONG time, but I totally remember the hunger pangs that all but demanded a buffet table’s worth of food. Your easy enchiladas would be just the thing for that kind of “hungry”. Since my husband is a big fan of anything Mexican-inspired, I can’t wait to serve this to him this week — with all his favorite condiments! Thank you for the dinner inspiration!

  • As a native Texan living in New Jersey….you had me at Enchilada. Throw in Crock Pot, and you had me hook and sinker. And your homemade enchilada sauce looks divine. I can only imagine how tender and flavorful the chicken is. My husband and I can hardly wait to give this recipe a go. I’m pretty sure this will stay in the rotation. Thanks for the awesome recipe and helping my homesick cravings for good (and not-too-difficult) Tex-Mex!

  • I don’t have a crockpot but I keep seeing recipes with it everywhere! Maybe it’s time I get my hands on one, especially if it helps making dishes that look and sound as delicious as this one.. I looooove a good taco, I could eat this everyday!

  • Seriously enchilada as a taco with all these delicious flavors will send me in heaven! I must try your recipe a.s.a.p., the family will just love it! Will add all the goodies!

  • I need to bring my slow cooker back up from the basement! This is perfect for the weekend – I haven’t had chicken enchiladas in so long! Love that it can be made in the slow cooker so I don’t have to actively cook it!

  • This is amazing. My whole family loves it and my daughter asked if we could eat it every day haha. It will definitely be on the weekly roster for sure

  • This sounds DELICIOUS. We love Mexican food here, and serve it often. This is perfect to feed a crowd at a party, birthday or any get together. If you can cook it in the slow cooker even better. LOVE LOVE this…and we will be trying it for a family dinner soon. It will be perfect with the homemade tortillas.

  • This winter was BRUTAL. I don’t work in a hospital, but I do work in a school, and wow– so many germs!! I’m thankful for sunshine and spring. And this crockpot meal looks SO EASY- I love tacos and enchiladas!

  • Oh goodness you poor mama! I cannot believe the winter you had… AND being pregnant! Phew. Glad you are on the up and up now.
    This recipe looks absolutely amazing. It combines three of my favorites..chicken, tacos, and enchiladas. I will definitely be making this. Thanks!

  • This is my kind of meal – almost no prep and tons of delicious flavour! I am super impressed by you making homemade and from-scratch sauce while pregnant. I was so sick the whole pregnancy I survived pretty much on subway sandwiches and bread. It was brutal. And yes, cilantro makes everything tastes better (if only my husband liked cilantro)

  • That sucks so much! I’ve been on that boiled chicken, yogurt, bland diet before and it’s so awful. After a couple of days, it’s pure torture watching TV and people eat. This is certainly the best “I can eat real food again” meal, it looks delicious!

  • I love these crockpot enchiladas! I mean, slow cookers are basically made to cook up meat in sauce for shredding and this is a great rendition. I’m glad you’re feeling better and that you and the baby got to enjoy some yummy Mexican food. 🙂 Sadly no cilantro for me though. No one else in the house will eat it.

  • I really love my slow cooker. It’s nothing fancy but it makes life so much easier. Your recipe is right up my alley, saving this to make this week. We love enchiladas and yours sounds easy and healthy. Thanks for sharing this recipe, this is going to make my life easier and for that I am thankful!

  • Nothing beats a great comforting crock pot meal! I tried this and used your homemade enchilada sauce…. …wowzers! I will never buy store-bought again, it made such a crazy difference on the flavor. The chicken was so tender and Im looking forward to having the leftovers today!

  • WOW!! Do I ever like enchiladas, especially using chicken. But doing it in the crockpot is such a time saver plus the whole bit of cleaning up. This would be a great recipe to make ahead and have for a gathering.

  • It’s recipes like these that make me realize that I need to use my crockpot more often! What a fantastic and flavorful dinner, and a great way to combine two of my favorites (tacos and enchiladas) into one. I’m always looking for convenient ways to cook chicken with a busy schedule and this is definitely going into our rotation!