Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Casserole

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Casserole

Unlock the full potential of your slow cooker with our delectable Green Chile Chicken Casserole. This hearty and flavorful dish is the perfect solution for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when you want a satisfying meal without the fuss. Packed with layers of taste and a touch of heat, this casserole is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone reaching for seconds.


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts or boneless, skinless chicken legs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 oz) green chilies, chopped
  • 1 can (19 oz) green enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated and divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 3 cups cooked white rice


1. Season and Prep:

  • Place the chicken in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt over the chicken.
  • Add chopped onion, green chilies, and green enchilada sauce.

2. Slow Cook:

  • Cover and cook on high for 3–4 hours or low for 6–8 hours.

3. Shred and Mix:

  • Shred the cooked chicken using two forks.
  • Stir in green onion, sour cream, and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Mix in the cooked rice.

4. Cheesy Finish:

  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
  • Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese melts. (If using cold rice, it may take about 45 minutes longer on high.)

5. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Scoop out a generous portion of the Green Chile Chicken Casserole.
  • Garnish with additional chopped green onions if desired.
  • Grab a spoon and savor the hearty goodness of this flavorful meal.

Transform your kitchen into a haven of savory aromas with our Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Casserole. This easy-to-make dish combines the convenience of a slow cooker with the rich flavors of green chilies, cheese, and tender chicken. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a satisfying meal that's both comforting and delicious. Enjoy every bite!

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