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Fall for Chicken Enchilada Chili


Food, football, and fall bring them to the table, y’all. This Chicken Enchilada Chili is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s the perfect bowl of savory goodness when you’re watching the big game or just enjoying fall. Don’t forget about taco Tuesday because this recipe is a great addition to those easy weeknights. With the use of a crockpot, this meal is easy to get on the table any night of the week and perfect for potlucks, gamedays, and easy dinners.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • I used 2–10-ounce cans of green enchilada sauce.
  • 2 pounds of chicken breast worked great for this recipe, and I left them whole. The slow cooker will cook them just right without cutting them up.
  • I love cumin, so I added a tablespoon rather than a teaspoon. I also added some chicken bouillon for a deeper chicken flavor.
  • There are many types of canned, flavored diced tomatoes, so add in your favorites. I used chili flavored.
  • This recipe is so versatile that you can add in your favorite Tex-Mex flavors. Once it’s done cooking, give it a taste and add in salt and pepper and your favorite seasonings to your liking.

Get creative and use your favorite ingredients:

Black beans
Green chilis
Hot sauce

Corn chips
Tortilla chips
Pico De Gallo
Sour Cream
Guacamole or avocado

Chicken Enchilada Chili


  • 1 1/2 cup prepared enchilada sauce
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans tomatoes with seasonings
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto or kidney beans, undrained
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 diced onion or 1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken, chunked
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, optional

Using a 6-quart slow cooker, pour in the enchilada sauce and tomatoes. Add the beans, celery, onion and spices. Stir well to combine. Place the chicken on top. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until chicken easily shreds. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream.


Thank you to Sandra Hayes for this great Chicken Enchilada Chili Recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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