Semi-Slow Cooked Spicy Avocado Chicken Enchiladas

Omg this was such a winner.  It was easy and super extra good with a cherry on top.  Well, I guess with an avocado on top.  Avocados are better than cherries anyway.

Hubby inhaled about half of his portion, looked at me, and just said *Top five, ever.*  And it was.  I will be making this again.  Soon.  Like maybe tomorrow night because the leftovers will be gone then and we both might cry about it.

I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew that I had to put my own twist on it.
After a quick glance, I realized that it was a great candidate for a crock pot makeover.  I don’t know about you, but I like my chicken to be juicy, shredded and slow cooked, especially for my Mexican recipes.  So I throw it in the slow cooker with some delicious extras before I head to work in the morning, and then most of the hard part is done by the time I get home!


4.7 from 3 reviews
Semi-Slow Cooked Spicy Avocado Chicken Enchiladas
Recipe type: Chicken Entree
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 4 chicken breasts {frozen is fine}
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1½ cups salsa
  • 1 T lime juice
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese
  • 3 avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 5-10 flour tortillas
  1. First, put your chicken breasts in the crock pot.
  2. Add chopped pepper and onion, then add garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour chicken broth, lime juice and salsa on top and mix.
  4. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 7-9 hours.
  5. Return and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Mix in the sour cream and most of the cilantro, cheese and avocados.
  7. Grab a 9x11 pan, spray with non-stick and spoon a very small layer of sauce from the slow cooker into the bottom.
  8. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to spoon chicken mixture into tortillas and roll them into enchiladas. Put the seam side down in the pan.
  9. When all enchiladas are rolled, pour more of the remaining sauce on top, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  10. Put the pan in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
  11. Top with remaining uncooked avocados and cilantro and serve!

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  1. That sounds so delicious. Slow cooked chicken with salsa… yumm!!! 🙂

  2. Okay! Got the recipe, can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love that this delicious recipe is cooked in the Slow Cooker, we are going to really enjoy this recipe. Hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Not only did you manage to make the enchilada tidy, but it’s pretty too! How’d you do that? Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!!!

  5. Oh so pinning and can’t wait to try it, I would love it if you would come and share this on I Freakin did it Fridays @ Miss Information

  6. What a beautiful blog and what a delish looking recipe! I am now hungry because of you!
    I sure appreciate your visit to my blog and your kind comment. Hope you are enjoying Labor Day Weekend.
    xo Malia

  7. I love any recipe that takes a great dish and makes it easier by using the crock pot! My kind of food! Love enchiladas and adding the avocado just makes them more perfect!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your enchiladas on A Crafty Soiree! This week kicks off our September Celebration, marking a year of weekly Crafty Soiree parties. I’m excited to let you know you’re dish will be featured in this week’s party post along with a giveaway from Shabby Apple! Please come and check out your feature, it will be up tonight after midnight EST.

  9. This is such a comfort meal I love the avocados. Please share this today on foodie friday.

  10. I have a recipe I have been using for years for my shredded mexican chicken. 4 boneless skinless breasts, one can of Campbells Chicken gumbo soup and 1/2 package of taco seasoning mix. Cook it until chicken shreds easily and then make your enchiladas however you want. It is great for nachos. Just put in soup and taco season, mix and add chicken. I think I will make some right now!

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