This easy recipe for Crock-Pot Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup is delicious! Top with cilantro or green onions, sour cream & fresh lime juice for a healthy and tasty soup everyone will love!
Slow Cooker Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup
I love a good creamy soup but since I am on Weight Watchers I know just how many points can be added to soups to make them creamy. Enter fat free cream cheese (I use Philadelphia brand) and you can get that creamy texture you are craving without a bunch of added fat.
This green enchilada soup is super easy to make with barely any prep-time involved. Just add your boneless skinless chicken breasts to the slow cooker, open a couple of cans of beans (drain and rinse those) and green enchilada sauce, measure out a few spices and let things cook away for several hours. Once the chicken is cooked pull it out and shred the meat. Then add some fat free cream cheese (you can of course use regular full-fat cream cheese if you are not watching your waistline) and let it get melt-y in the slow cooker. Then all you need to do is stir that melted cream cheese into the soup and you have something warm and creamy and delicious!
I like to top individual bowls of soup with a little fresh cilantro (or green onion for those that think cilantro tastes like soap), sour cream (or fat free Greek yogurt) and a squeeze of lime juice which just brings a pop of flavor and takes this soup over the moon!
This recipe makes a generous 8 servings. But leftovers heat up well all week long so you can have easy to warm up 1 point soup for lunch all week long!
Gluten Free | High Fiber | Low Calorie | Low Fat | Low Sugar
This recipe for Crock-Pot Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup is Weight Watchers Friendly on the new Personal Points plan. You can see the WW personal points for this recipe here on the Weight Watchers website. Click here for MORE of our Weight Watchers Recipes
Crock-Pot Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
- 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 30 ounces Canned Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
- 15 ounces Canned Navy Beans (drained and rinsed)
- 10 ounces Canned Green Enchilada Sauce
- 8 ounces Canned Green Chilies
- 4 teaspoons Ground Chili Powder
- 2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
- 1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Ground Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 8 ounces Fat Free Cream Cheese (cubed (may also use regular cream cheese))
- Add all ingredients except cream cheese to a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours.
- Remove cooked chicken from slow cooker and place on a plate or cutting board. Shred chicken meat using two forks and add back into slow cooker.
- Add cubed cream cheese to slow cooker and recover with lid. Allow cream cheese to fully melt for about 20 to 30 minutes and then stir to distribute melted cream cheese into soup.
Question anyone else’s soup turn a black color from adding black Beans in the beginning as directed ??
Hi Salky, I am sorry your soup turned a black color from the black beans. Did you drain and rinse them before adding them to the slow cooker?
This was one of the best soups I have made and I am still learning to cook with crock pot. My wife is sight impaired so I am taking on the task and as long as I can cook and please her, I’ve got it made!!!!
I’m looking forward to more of these great recipes to cook for mi esposa!!
Thanks so much Bruce for the kind words. I am so glad you and your wife enjoyed this soup! Blessings to you for learning and taking on the task of cooking. You wife is a lucky lady!
What’s the serving size?
Hi Claire, the serving size of this recipe is 1/8th of the entire recipe. We don’t measure out the serving sizes on our recipes.
Is the nutritional value for one serving? I’m coming up with 7 points when entering the nutritional information into the weight watches calculator.
Crock-Pot Ladies says
Yes the Weight Watchers points are for one serving. This recipe makes 8 servings and the points break down is as follows (per the Weight Watchers recipe builder)
uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s) – 1 pound(s) – 00 Points
canned black beans – 30 oz – 00 Points
canned navy beans – 15 oz – 00 Points
Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce, Green Chile, Medium – 10 oz – 04 Points
chopped green chili(es) – 4 oz – 00 Points
chili powder – 4 tsp – 01 Points
Imagine Organic Cooking Stock, Low Sodium, Chicken – 2 cup – 01 Points
ground cumin – 1 Tbsp – 00 Points
kosher salt – 1 tsp – 00 Points
black pepper – 1⁄2 tsp – 00 Points
Philadelphia Fat free cream cheese – 8 oz – 5 points
The total points for the entire recipe is 10 points divided by 8 servings is 1.25 points per serving. However WW rounds that number down to 1 point per serving.
Thankyou. Was getting a different number using the nutritional values in the calculator! Can’t wait to try!
Crock-Pot Ladies says
You’re welcome Vicki. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
I had a stroke Oct 1 2019. I need heart healthy recipes.Low everything LOL I hope i can find a lot of good recipes here! Healthy Crockpot recipes are great !
Crock-Pot Ladies says
Hi Laura, I am sorry to hear about your stroke and I hope you are doing better.
We have several healthy recipes here. Low EVERYTHING is hard, but you can find our Special Diets recipes – Special Diets Crock-Pot Recipes. That page is sort of a jumping off page to find low sodium, low cal, low fat, etc recipe collections. I am always working on adding more and will try and keep in mind more Low Everything as we develop new recipes over time.
Also might I suggest a great cookbook that I had the oppertunity to review several years ago, the American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook. This cookbook has some really great heart healthy recipes that you might like. When I reviewed the cookbook I made their Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup and it was fantastic!
Terrina Eatinger says
I have noticed that you do not list serving size. Do we just use 1 cup for each serving then? I see this on all the recipes on here that they don’t list serving size.
Crock-Pot Ladies says
Hi Terrina, Yes we do not measure out serving sizes. Instead a serving size for this recipe is 1/8th of the final cooked recipe. You can measure this out yourself by either dividing the recipe into 8 equal servings or weighing the final dish (you might want to tare your slow cooker insert on the scale before you cook it) and dividing that weight by 8.
We are not a diet or nutritional website even though we do try to provide nutritional information for recipes whenever possible. However we are still working on adding this information to all of our older recipes and as such it is just impractical to re-cook everything and measure out servings.