This recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas takes one of our tried and true favorite casseroles and converts it into one of our favorite easy crock pot recipes!
We have made some version of these Chicken Enchiladas regularly for the last 15 years… ever since a family friend introduced us to them! However, it was only recently that I converted it into a crock pot recipe. Truth be told, I have been wanting to try it ever since I got my casserole crock. And, after I converted our Chili Cheese Casserole into a crock pot recipe, I knew I had to try it!
Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas
Now I could call this recipe a double crock pot recipe as the cooked chicken I used in this recipe is actually from our favorite crock pot shredded chicken recipe. You don’t have to use that recipe to cook your chicken, any cooked chicken will work, however, we pretty much always keep it on hand, so that is what I tend to use.
You start by making your sauce and then spooning just enough on the bottom of your pan to keep your tortillas from sticking. Then you layer your tortillas, sauce, chicken, cheese, olives and repeat. In my casserole crock I made three layers because it was spread out. In a oval or circle crock pot, you may want to make additional layers.
My casserole was nice and bubbly around 2 hours on high. But, I would begin checking on it around 1 1/2 hours.
Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas
- 10 oz Can Green Enchilada Sauce
- 16 oz Tub Sour Cream
- 12 8 inch Flour Tortillas
- 3 Cups Cooked Chicken shredded
- 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 8 oz Sliced Olives drained (2 - 4 oz cans)
- Mix together enchilada sauce and sour cream.
- Spread a very thin layer of the mixture on the bottom of the crock.
- (Layer Begins) Spread 4 tortillas on the bottom of the crock.
- Spoon a generous layer of sauce on top of tortillas.
- Top with half of chicken, a third of olives and a third of cheese. (End Layer)
- Repeat layer.
- Top with last 4 tortillas and cover with remaining sauce, cheese and olives.
- Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 3 hours until cheese and sauce is nice and bubbly.
Crock Pot Recommendations
We loved using our 9 x13 casserole crock for this recipe, however it should work fine in a regular 5-6qt crock pot as long as you watch your cooking times closely the first time you try it. Psst… that should be a general rule of thumb when trying any new crock pot recipe.
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Hi! Could I use red enchilada sauce? And do hamburger instead of chicken?
Also do the tortillas get soggy?
Aunt Lou says
We haven’t tried that but might give it a try. The tortillas are an ingredient, so they meld into the casserole rather than keeping the texture of burritos. Enjoy!
Jennifer Reynolds says
Fantastic recipe!! My family absolutely loved it!!! Thanks for posting!❤️🙏
Oh so glad to hear it, Jennifer! It is one of our favorites!
Has anybody tried this recipe with corn tortillas ? As a diabetic flour tortillas have a much worse impact than corn on my blood sugar … Besides we like the flavor better too. Thanks -Lynn
Hi Cris – what else have you used your casserole crock for besides this and the Chili-Cheese Casserole?
Hi Shelia- We will be doing a post recapping a lot of the recipes we have tried. We have done both regular and Mexican lasagnas and the Blueberry Breakfast Casserole in addition to the enchiladas and the Chili Cheese Casserole.