Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup: A Café Zupas Copycat Recipe

If you love the creamy and slightly spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup from Café Zupas, then you’re in luck! We’ve created a copycat version that you can make at home with your trusty slow cooker. This hearty and delicious soup is perfect for those days when you’re craving something comforting and satisfying. So, grab your ingredients and let’s get cooking!

How to Make this Soup in the Slow Cooker?

This recipe is a “dump-n-go” recipe, which means it’s incredibly easy to prepare. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

  1. In your slow cooker, add chicken, enchilada sauce, cream of chicken soup, Rotel tomatoes, black beans, corn, bell peppers, onions, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker and shred them.
  4. Add shredded cheese, sour cream, and milk (as much or as little as you prefer) to the slow cooker.
  5. Place the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and let it cook for an additional 15-20 minutes until it reaches your desired creaminess.
  6. Serve with tortilla strips, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Can I Add the Milk, Sour Cream, and Cheese at the Beginning?

While it may seem convenient to add all the dairy ingredients at the beginning of the recipe, we wouldn’t recommend it. Adding milk, sour cream, and cheese at the start may cause them to curdle during the long cooking process. It’s best to add these ingredients at the end, ensuring a creamy and smooth finish to your soup.

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What Are the Nutrition Facts of this Chicken Enchilada Soup?

The nutrition facts may vary depending on the brands of ingredients used. However, here’s a general overview of the nutrition for this recipe. To reduce sodium, opt for low-sodium canned goods and omit the salt.

Please note that these nutrition facts do not include the optional toppings, so the actual intake may vary based on your preferences.


Q: Can I freeze this soup?
A: Absolutely! This soup freezes well, so feel free to make a big batch and store it for later. Just make sure to cool it completely, transfer it to freezer-safe containers, and label them with the date before freezing.

Q: Can I use a different type of meat in this recipe?
A: Of course! While chicken works beautifully in this recipe, you can certainly substitute it with beef, pork, or even tofu if you prefer.

Q: How long will this soup keep in the refrigerator?
A: When stored properly in an airtight container, this soup will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Now that you know how to make this delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup, it’s time to gather your ingredients and get cooking. This recipe is perfect for those busy days when you need a comforting and flavorsome meal without spending hours in the kitchen.

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