Easy Chicken Enchilada Chili

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Chicken Enchilada Chili . . . this chicken chili is so packed with flavor that no one will guess how easy it is to make!

Recipe for easy Chicken Enchilada Chili

For some reason, my kids aren’t big fans of traditional chili. They did love this chicken enchilada chili though! Even the seven year old, who turned up her nose at first, ended up asking for seconds. It is definitely going into the regular rotation.

Easy and delicious chicken enchilada chili recipe

This is one of the easiest chili recipes I have ever made. Aside from browning the chicken, all you need to do is toss in the ingredients into your soup pot and let it simmer.

After about 30 minutes, you shred the chicken and you have a steamy bowl of deliciousness ready to warm you up. The green chili sauce really does give it a great chicken enchilada flavor!

Chicken Enchilada Chili recipe

We actually ended up having leftovers, and it was just as fantastic the next day. We’ve had seriously cold weather this week, so this chili was perfect!

Everyone in my family loved this chicken enchilada chili!


It’s the garnishes that really take this chili over the top. The diced avocado was my favorite. It adds a rich and creaminess to the soup, and offsets the spice. So yummy!

My kids of course loved the chips the best. My daughter actually used chips to scoop up the last bits of chili left in her bowl. She must be a girl after my own heart. 😉

This Chicken Enchilada Chili is sure to warm you up on a chilly day. #chilirecipe

Every last bite of this chicken chili is scrumptious, and it has just the right amount of heat to warm you up on a bitter cold winter evening. You can add more heat by upping the amount of taco seasoning, or even using hot enchilada sauce.

Give it a try, it might just become a favorite at your house too!

The garnishes make this chicken enchilada chili unbeatable!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Chili

Yield: 8-10 servings

Easy Chicken Enchilada Chili

Easy Chicken Enchilada Chili
Mexican flavored chicken enchilada chili loaded with beans and corn.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 28oz can mild green enchilada sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chicken base
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 16oz bag frozen corn
  • 1 cup grated colby jack cheese
  • Garnish:
  • Tortilla chips
  • Diced avocado
  • Grated colby jack cheese


  1. Brown chicken breasts in oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Add enchilada sauce, chicken base, water, black beans, seasonings, and corn. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or till chicken is done.
  3. Stir in the one cup of cheese and heat till melted.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips, diced avocado, and additional grated cheese.


-Recipe inspired by Lil' Luna

Today is National Chili Day! I’m teaming up with some fellow foodies to bring you over two dozen mouthwatering chili recipes. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili from Real Mom Kitchen
Taco Chili from Simply Stacie
Instant Pot Lentil and Bean Chili from Supergolden Bakes
Slow Cooker Chili from Pretty Providence
Pork Chili Verde from The Baker Upstairs
Sweet Potato Chili from Namely Marly
Homemade 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili from An Italian in My Kitchen
Award Winning Crockpot Chili from Heather Likes Food
Instant Pot Chili from Savory Experiments

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili from My Mommy Style
Creamy White Chicken Chili from Crumb
Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili from Premeditated Leftovers

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  1. I love this! Need to add enchilada sauce to my food storage so I can make it anytime. I improvised with what I had on hand, canned corn, frozen shredded chicken and boiled eggs instead of avocados and it still tasted amazing. I know avocados would make it any better.

  2. I love your twist on chili! My kids are picky eaters too, but I’m curious to see if they would try your version.

  3. Mmmmm! Looks so good!

  4. Seriously, two of my favorite meals combined! How could I not love this chili? Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Wow! This looks amazing! I’m sitting here watching the snow fall and wishing I had a big bowl of this chili! 🙂

  6. YUM!!! This looks amazeballs 🙂

  7. I don’t know about you, but this is a perfect day to be celebrating National Chili Day because it’s so cold here! Nothing but chili will do for dinner! I added your recipe to my pinterest board on recipes I’d love to veganize! Thanks!

  8. I have never had a Chicken Chili, but I can’t wait to try it, it looks delicious.

  9. I will have a large bowl please, on my way over! It looks so comforting and totally delicious.

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