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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Steamy Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup topped with cheese, sour cream, avocado, and cilantro. Big latin flavor that is easy on the waistline! 

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup #slowcooker #crockpot #healthy

There’s nothing better than a warm comforting bowl of soup.

Well… maybe one thing. A warm comforting bowl of soup that’s not going to settle around your mid-section.

My very talented friend Gina Homolka from Skinnytaste.com has just published a cookbook filled to the brim with recipes like today’s Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup, that are bursting with flavor, yet light and healthy.

Gina Homolka from SkinnyTaste.com + Sommer Collier from ASpicyPerspective.comGina on the left, Me on the right.

The Skinnytaste Cookbook is a collection of 150 recipes, 125 new dishes + 25 favorites from Gina’s blog, that will wow your tastebuds while keeping you on the straight and narrow.

Each recipe offers extra cooking and preparation tips, plus the nutritional facts to help make your weight-loss journey simple.

The Skinnytaste Cookbook- Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

Skinnytaste.com started with Gina’s personal journey to shed a few extra pounds and has grown into an online force, helping millions of readers eat well, while eating well.

The Skinnytaste Cookbook was the #1 preordered book on Amazon and continues to be the #1 diet-related cookbook sold online.

After flipping through the gorgeous pages of The Skinnytaste Cookbook I settled on Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup, as my first recipe to try.

Making Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup #slowcooker #crockpot #healthy

I love slow cooker recipes like this, that you can throw in the crockpot and forget for a while.

The combination of smoky chipotle peppers, black beans, shredded chicken, and spicy tomato broth makes this Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup a recipe I will serve again and again.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup #slowcooker #crockpot #healthy

In fact, my kids asked if they could eat the leftovers, which is something that never happens in my house.

You can find The Skinnytaste Cookbook on Amazon, on Barnes&Noble.com, and at most bookstores.

Gina’s brilliant book is a saving-grace for those of us watching our weight, while still wanting to enjoy the dishes we love!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Steamy Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup topped with cheese, sour cream, avocado, and cilantro. Big Latin flavor that is easy on the waistline!
Servings: 6


For the Soup:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups Swanson 33% less sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons chipotle chile in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 15 ounces low-sodium black beans drained
  • 14.5 ounces petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Haas avocado medium, sliced or chopped
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream


For the Soup:

  • In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, then cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Scoop into the slow cook along with the rest of the soup ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Remove the chicken and shred with 2 forks. Then return the chicken to the slow cooker.

For the Toppings:

  • To serve, ladle the soup into 6 bowls, then divide the toppings evenly among them.


This recipe is paraphrased from The Skinnytaste Cookbook. Read chicken broth label to make sure it's gluten free.


Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 401kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 526mg, Potassium: 1361mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 625IU, Vitamin C: 19.8mg, Calcium: 152mg, Iron: 4.2mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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19 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup”

  1. This may be my new favorite soup! I followed the recipe as written, refrigerated overnight and heated some for lunch today. Out of this world, even without the toppings. I crumbled a few baked tortilla chips to my bowl just  to add a little crunch. Highly recommend!

  2. This chicken enchilada soup is the best! I’ve gotten so many compliments on it! Making it again as I type! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This soup looks fantastic! I cant wait to get Gina’s book :)

  4. Made this exactly as the book called for, and it was delicious…even better the next day. Great recipe and the cookbook is beautiful!

  5. Making this now, and it smells amazing

  6. Looks terrific — will definitely be making this for a chilly Friday night here in Idaho! Looks like the photo is in Sun Valley! I’m heading over there Monday — if I see you, I’ll give you my review in person! Thanks for posting.

  7. What a perfect bowl of soup!

  8. Looks like a delicious recipe!

  9. I definitely need to get my mitts on this cookbook! Looks amazing!!

  10. Such a fantastic book. There is nothing skinny tasting about this lightened up meals.

  11. So happy you all loved the soup, it’s a favorite in my house. And really loved spending time with you this weekend, thank you SO much for the review! Hope to see you again really soon xoxoxo

  12. Holy yum, I can’t wait to try this! We always do Friday Night – Mexican night and I tend to order their chicken tortilla soup, but it’s NOT cheap and it’s surely not calorie conscious. I can’t wait to try this at home! Mmmm :)

  13. Hahaha – I read the first line of your post ” There’s nothing better than a warm comforting bowl of soup.” – and I thought — YESSS!! Then I read “Well… maybe one thing. A warm comforting bowl of soup that’s not going to settle around your mid-section.” And I though … ommmgg yes hahaha .. I feel this way about a lot of comfort foods ;)

    Great recipe :) it sounds delicious!!

  14. I just ordered Gina’s book! This looks great, I can’t wait to see what other wonderful recipes await!

  15. I’m loving all of these delicious Skinnytaste recipes! Thanks for sharing, Sommer. So proud of Gina!

  16. Gina’s book looks amazing! Can’t wait to get a copy. And this soup…perfection!!

  17. I can’t wait to get my hands on her book!! This recipe looks like a keeper!

  18. Love Gina’s new cookbook! So many fabulous recipes! The soup looks great!