Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Stack. Or, you can go the extra mile and make your own homemade red enchilada sauce and use some meat from a slow cooker chicken.; My preference is to always use a block of cheese and grate it yourself, however for this recipe pre-shredded cheese works perfectly fine. Spray inside of crock pot with nonstick spray, then pour a little enchilada sauce on the bottom. Place one tortilla in the bottom of the pot.
Sprinkle some cheese on top of sauce. Add another tortilla and continue layering until you run out of meat mixture. Stir remaining enchilada sauce, taco seasoning mix, corn and black beans into beef mixture. You can have Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Stack using 25 ingredients and 15 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Stack
- Prepare of Equipment.
- You need 1 of crock pot (mine is 6.5 qt).
- You need 1 large of mixing bowl.
- It’s 1 of blender.
- Prepare 1 medium of saucepan.
- You need 1 of spatula.
- Prepare 1 large of mixing spoon.
- You need 1 of crockpot liner.
- You need 1 of non-fat cooking spray.
- It’s of Ingredients.
- You need 2 large of bone-in chicken breasts.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of McCormick Taco seasoning.
- Prepare 1 of water.
- Prepare 1 of olive oil.
- Prepare 1 medium of onion, chopped.
- Prepare 3 large of garlic cloves, minced.
- You need 1 small of can chopped green chilis.
- You need 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes with chilis (14.5 oz).
- You need 8 oz of spaghetti sauce with peppers, onion, and garlic (I prefer the Wal-mart brand).
- Prepare 1/4 cup of McCormick Taco seasoning.
- It’s 2 tbsp of chili powder.
- You need 1 of 16 oz bag frozen corn.
- Prepare 1 of 14.5 oz can black beans, rinsed.
- Prepare 12 small of corn tortillas.
- You need 8 oz of shredded cheese.
Place chicken breasts and a large can of enchilada sauce into the slow cooker. Note: If desired, add cooked shredded chicken or ground beef with more sauce to the layers. I do not have a crock pot. Instead, you just build a few layers by simply stacking up tortillas, chicken fillings, enchilada sauce and cheese in your crock pot.
Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Stack step by step
- This is more hands on than any other crockpot recipe I have attempted but way less involved than handrolling and baking regular enchiladas and the homemade enchilada sauce is AMAZING!.
- 20 min hands on, 4 hours hands off :).
- Place chicken breasts in crockpot. Season with 1/2c taco seasoning and cover with water. Place lid on top and cook on high 2 hours..
- Go watch a movie..
- Turn off your crockpot. Shred your chicken into a large mixing bowl, removing bones, skin, and fat. Do not drain the juice off the chicken, but dump out the water from the crockpot..
- Rinse out your crockpot and put in the liner. Spray liner with cooking spray..
- Preheat saucepan to medium high heat. Drizzle pan with olive oil. Add onions and saute a couple minutes. Add garlic and saute a couple more. Finally add your green chilis and bring to a solid simmer..
- To your onion mixture, add your can of tomatoes and spaghetti sauce. Let simmer a minute and add the rest of the taco seasoning and chili powder. Remove from heat..
- Spoon half of your sauce into the blender. Remove the middle piece of the lid to vent the steam but cover with a couple folded paper towels to prevent splattering. Pulse until smooth. Repeat with remaining sauce..
- Pour enough sauce into the bottom of the crockpot the cover the bottom, about 3 tbsps..
- Add your chicken (with juice) to the sauce pan. Stir in remaining sauce, corn, and black beans..
- In your crockpot lay corn tortillas over the plain sauce. It took 2 slightly overlapped to cover the bottom of my crockpot..
- Spread a heaping spoonful of the chicken mixture over the tortillas and top with some of the cheese mixture. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chicken, and cheese..
- Return lid to the crockpot and cook on high 2 hours, until edges are lightly browned..
- **Optional** Serve with spanish rice, sour cream, salsa, avacado, and/or cilantro..
Then, let your slow cooker handle the rest. I love enchiladas but they can be a lot of work to make. Now you can easily enjoy all the flavors of traditional chicken enchiladas without all the work with this delicious and easy lazy day crock pot chicken enchiladas casserole recipe! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do! Great recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Stack.