Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup

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Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of the Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup, a comforting dish that combines the essence of classic chile rellenos with the ease of slow-cooker cooking. This soup boasts a rich blend of tender chicken, aromatic spices, creamy cheese, and the subtle heat of green chiles, creating a culinary symphony tantalizing the taste buds.

Chicken enchilada soup in a bowl with cheese and green onions.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup

The soup offers a delightful medley of flavors. The tender chicken, soaked in the richness of chicken broth, provides a savory base. The diced green chiles add a mild, pleasant heat, perfectly complemented by the creaminess of the cream cheese and the sharpness of the cheddar. The infusion of spices like salt, pepper, and bay leaves elevates the overall taste, rendering it both comforting and invigorating.

A bag of chicken and vegetables in a plastic bag.

The creamy texture of the soup is a result of the melted cream cheese and shredded cheddar, creating a luxurious and velvety base. The chicken offers a satisfying bite, while the diced green chiles add a slight crunch, adding depth to each spoonful.

This soup pairs beautifully with a variety of accompaniments. Serve it with crusty bread, tortilla chips, or even a dollop of sour cream for added creaminess. Garnish with fresh cilantro or sliced avocado for a burst of freshness.

A bowl of chicken soup with a spoon in it.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup FAQ

Can I use a different type of cheese in this recipe?

Absolutely! While cheddar cheese adds a sharp flavor, feel free to experiment with Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or a Mexican cheese blend for a different taste profile.

How can I adjust the spice level of the soup?

If you prefer a spicier soup, consider adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or diced jalapeños. Conversely, to reduce the heat, opt for mild green chiles or reduce their quantity.

Can I make this soup on the stovetop instead of a slow cooker?

Yes, you can. Simply cook the chicken in a pot, add the remaining ingredients, and simmer on low heat for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the flavors meld together.

Is it possible to make this soup vegetarian?

Certainly! Replace the chicken with additional vegetables like bell peppers, corn, or beans. Substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth and omit the cream cheese for a dairy-free option.

How can I store leftovers?

Allow the soup to cool before transferring it to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze it for a longer shelf life. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.

Enjoy this Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup as a comforting meal during chilly days or as a crowd-pleasing option for gatherings. Its creamy texture and flavorful profile make it a beloved favorite for all occasions!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup in a bowl with cheese and green onions.

Ingredients

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  • Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless.
  • Chicken broth.
  • Small white onion, diced
  • Poblano peppers, diced
  • Cream cheese cut into cubes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bay leaves
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded (don’t use pre-shredded)

For equipment, you’ll need a slow cooker. This is one of my favorite slow cookers. Aesthetically, I like a white slow cooker to take photos. Therefore, that’s what I have pictured in these photographs.

A bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup with peppers and onions.

Chicken Chile Relleno Soup Notes

Can I use a different kind of pepper?

  • Jalapenos – You can use raw or pickled jalapenos in this recipe. I recommend using only one or two jalapenos. Furthermore, remove the seeds if you want it to be less spicy and leave them in for more spiciness.
  • Canned Green Chiles – You can use one or two cans of chiles.

A bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup with a spoon in it.
Chicken enchilada soup in a bowl with cheese and green onions.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup

Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of the Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Relleno Soup, a comforting dish that combines the essence of classic chile rellenos with the ease of slow-cooker cooking.
Author: Paula
5 from 40 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
on high: 6 hours
Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ pounds chicken breasts boneless skinless, or thighs
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup white onion diced
  • 2 (4.5 ounce cans) green chiles diced, undrained
  • 8 ouncse cream cheese cut into cubes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 medium bay leaves
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese shredded (do not use pre-shredded, shred it yourself)

Instructions

  • I like to use slow cooker liners for easier cleanup.
  • Add everything except the shredded cheddar cheese to the slow cooker.
  • You don't have to stir it. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3.5 hours or high for 6-7 hours.
  • Discard bay leaves and remove chicken breasts.
  • Add all except 1/2 cup of the cheese and stir until it melts. I've found a whisk works best for this.
  • Shred the chicken and add it back into the soup. Stir.
  • Spoon into bowls and top with the reserved cheese.
  • You can garnish with sour cream and cilantro if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1140mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 1mg
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