Crockpot Chicken Enchilada CasserolePosted: January 30, 2018
This is a great recipe when you are looking for something easy. It is comfort food.
I typically make enchilada sauce from scratch, but will grab a can of enchilada sauce from Aldi to make this recipe even easier. I was pleasantly surprised with the Pueblo Lindo Red Enchilada Sauce from Aldi. It’s pretty good for canned sauce. No shame.
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
28 ounce can red enchilada sauce (or about 3 1/2 cups of homemade enchilada sauce)
1 teaspoon each: garlic powder, ground cumin, and chili powder
1 tablespoon corn starch and enough water to make a slurry
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterrey jack, or a Mexican cheese blend are great)
10 corn tortillas
Place the chicken breasts in the crockpot. Add the spices to the canned enchilada sauce and then pour over the chicken breasts. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or on high for 3 – 4 hours. Remove the chicken breasts from the sauce and let cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, shred the chicken with two forks.
Stack the 10 corn tortillas. Cut into 4 strips and then turn a quarter turn and cut the strips into fourths to make bite-size pieces.
Stir the cornstarch slurry into the enchilada sauce. Add the cheese, shredded chicken, and corn tortilla pieces to the sauce. Mix well to combine and cook 30 minutes more or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through.