Chicken Enchilada Bites
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 45 mins
The perfect Game Day appetizer - Chicken Enchilada Bites with a Green Chile Enchilada Cream Sauce!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Appetizers, Chicken Enchilada
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Lynne
Enchilada Chicken
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ,about 1 1/2 lbs. (if you want to substitute a pork loin or other meat)
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 14 ounces Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce can substitute medium, if you'd like
  • (2) 10 ounces cans diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro drained
  • 10 ounces diced tomatoes and green chiles drained
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with two tablespoons cold water
Creamy Enchilada Sauce
  • 10 ounces can Old El Paso Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 40 tortilla scoops
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar blend cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced small
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
Enchilada Chicken
  1. Generously rub the taco seasoning onto the chicken breasts, so that they are well coated.
  2. Place into the slow cooker in a single layer, if possible.
  3. Pour the tomatoes over the chicken.
  4. Add the Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce.
  5. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours, stirring once or twice.
  6. Remove chicken from crockpot and shred with a blender or two forks.
  7. Mix the tablespoon of cornstarch with the two tablespoons of cold water. Mix thoroughly, add to slow cooker and stir.
  8. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and cook for an additional half an hour.
Creamy Enchilada Sauce
  1. Cut the softened cream cheese into small squares, and place into a small saucepan over medium low heat,
  2. Add the can of Old El Paso Green Chile Enchilada Sauce and whisk until cheese is melted and sauce is well mixed. Reduce heat to low.
Assembly just before you are ready to serve
  1. Prepare a baking sheet with tin foil and preheat a broiler to low.
  2. Arrange the tortilla scoops on the baking sheet and fill each with a tablespoon of the chicken mixture.
  3. Evenly distribute the shredded cheese among the scoops.
  4. Broil under low heat for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  5. Top each scoop with a few diced tomatoes.
  6. Drizzle with the creamy enchilada sauce, sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve.
Recipe Notes

Fill the tortilla cups just before you are ready to serve them, otherwise the shells will become soggy if they sit for too long.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchilada Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 732mg32%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 737IU15%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.