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Overhead view of a bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Soup topped with crushed tortilla chips and a lime wedge

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Soup

Slow cooker chicken enchilada quinoa soup makes the perfect comforting meal to warm up with on a cold day. Full of zesty Mexican flavors and an easy "dump and forget about it" kind of meal.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy mexican soup recipe, easy soup recipe, slow cooker soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 286 kcal


  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast or two chicken thighs
  • 1-1/4 cup quinoa uncooked, rinsed
  • 1-1/2 cups corn frozen or canned
  • 1-1/2 cups black beans
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno sliced or use 3 slices of pickled jalapenos
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon chili powder optional or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with jalapenos
  • 1-3/4 cups enchilada sauce homemade or canned
  • 5 cups low sodium chicken broth or more for a thinner consistency
  • fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

Additional Topping Ideas:

  • sliced avocado
  • shredded Colby jack cheese
  • sour cream
  • lime wedge
  • tortilla chips


  1. Lightly coat slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  2. Place chicken, quinoa, corn, black beans, garlic, onions, jalapeno and cumin in the bottom of slow cooker. Add diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce and pour in chicken broth.
  3. Stir until combined and cover with lid. over Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
  4. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return chicken back into slow cooker and stir to combine. Serve in bowls with fresh cilantro and toppings of your choice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*If you have an older model slow cooker, you may need to cook this for an extra hour longer since the heating element may run at a different level. *This soup is on the thicker side so feel free to add more chicken broth or water for a thinner consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 496mg21%
Potassium 637mg18%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 7.6mg9%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.