Dinner Tonight: Slow Cooker Cornbread Chicken Enchiladas

Y’all!  That came out of my slow cooker.  I know!  Crazy yummy and slow cooked…perfection!
I found this recipe in an old Southern Living Quick and Easy cookbook I had on my kitchen shelf.  Let me tell you…it was quick and easy.  All I did was add chicken to the recipe…the original version was vegetarian.  Slow Cooker season is almost over…how about we end with a bang?!
Shopping List
4 chicken breasts, thawed
1 can chopped green chiles, divided
3/4 cup salsa
1 (15 oz can) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
1 (8 oz) package corn muffin mix
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
Stir together chicken, half of the green chiles and next 4 ingredients in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low 4 hours.
After 4 hours, stir together remaining green chiles, muffin mix and eggs.  Set aside.  Remove lid from slow cooker and shred chicken right inside with two forks.  Spoon cornbread batter evenly over mixture and return lid to slow cooker.  Cook an additional 1 1/2 hours.
Remove lid one last time, sprinkle cheese over cornbread and return lid for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
That’s it!  When I first spooned the cornbread batter over the top of the chicken mixture, I didn’t think there was enough and that my layer of batter was too thin.  However, after I put the lid back on and let it do its thing for an hour and a half, the batter had spread out over the entire top and baked up beautifully.  Yummy dinner!
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  • Lisa Rimke August 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Ohmylassie. This is in the crockpot right now. It's like chicken enchilada soup with cornbread crust. Yummmers.

  • AmyJo September 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    This was really easy and very good. It was perfect for soccer practice night! I used green enchilada sauce because that's all I had and it turned out great. Thanks!

  • Mindy Rives April 13, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Delicious dish!!! Will definitely be making this again!

  • Blair April 24, 2013 at 1:35 am

    This was great! I had to make it in the oven but it was still really good! I have a question though – what is the reason behind not following the directions on the back of the Jiffy box (I think it calls for 1 egg instead of 2 and a little milk)? Is the milk just left out because you have some liquid from the green chiles? (I'm asking because if I want to use a homemade cornbread recipe when I make this next time, do you think I need to change up the number of eggs/liquid in it?) Thanks! Also, I have to add that I love your blog! I am a fellow Dallas gal and have always loved the Bachelor and so stumbling on your blog has been fun. The one bone I have to pick with you – where's your Texas Rangers love??! šŸ˜‰ ha!

  • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

    The 2 eggs makes the cornbread firm up in the slow cooker and omitting the milk is because, yes, other liquids are already in there (like the chiles). As for the Rangers…they're not my Red Sox…so, I just can't like them. šŸ™‚

  • Amber September 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Hi!! I absolutely love this blog and every single recipe I have tried has not disappointed!! Everything is so easy and makes me look like a gourmet chef…HA! Anyway, I'm making this recipe now, but I wonder what size can of chiles you use? I bought a 4.5 oz can, but it doesn't seem like a lot!!

    Thank you so much and I hope you never stop blogging because we'll starve. šŸ™‚

  • Mix and Match Mama September 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Yup, just a small size can of chiles is all you need. Of course, you could add more if you like!

  • Erin September 20, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Made this for dinner tonight, and it was so good and so easy! Love your blogs and all of your recipes šŸ™‚

  • Kira October 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Hi, trying this recipe for the first time & I have a cornbread mix that only calls for water. I'm assuming I omit the eggs?

  • Nitasha October 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight! Perfect fall dish and so so yummy! šŸ™‚

  • Melissa H. November 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I made this last night. It was delicious! The sweetness in the cornbread is so good paired with the spice of the filling. Thanks for sharing!

  • Regan January 14, 2014 at 12:13 am

    This was a huge hit tonight for my family. My 3 and 5 year old girls LOVED it and so did we. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  • jenn January 14, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I made the gf by using 3/4 c of gf flour, 1/2 c cornmeal, 3tbs sugar, 2tbs bake powder, 1/4 tsp xanthum gum, 1/4 tap salt, 1/2 c sour cream, 1/3 c milk , 1 egg and 2 tbs veg oil. Mixed it all and let it bake as recipe says. It was fabulous!

  • jenn January 14, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I made the gf by using 3/4 c of gf flour, 1/2 c cornmeal, 3tbs sugar, 2tbs bake powder, 1/4 tsp xanthum gum, 1/4 tap salt, 1/2 c sour cream, 1/3 c milk , 1 egg and 2 tbs veg oil. Mixed it all and let it bake as recipe says. It was fabulous!

  • taniamorse85 April 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I just got this in the crock pot. I had to make a couple tweaks, but I'm sure it will still turn out pretty awesome. With the main ingredients, how could it not? Anyway, I didn't have green chilies, so I omitted them. The green salsa I used (our favorite) has a good amount of heat, so it should take over for them quite nicely. I also didn't have enchilada sauce, so I used some leftover diced tomatoes, which I blended with garlic and cumin.

    As for the cornbread, I'm planning on finely dicing some sweet peppers I have and mixing them with a bit of the same green salsa I used earlier.

    My mouth is watering! Dinner couldn't come soon enough.

  • Anonymous July 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    It was delicious! !!! Definitely in the rotation. I added a bit of cumin before the cornbread and didn't rinse the seasoned black beans.

  • Sarah Wall November 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Made this last night and it was sooooo good! Smelled so great as it cooked, too. Definitely adding it to my rotation of meals I cook. And it was super easy to make and clean up since everything was in one pot!

  • SamD November 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Have this in the crock pot right now! Can't wait to try it! Thank you for all the delicious recipes. šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous December 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    This was delicious!!! The cornbread was a nice addition to the crock pot recipe.

  • Anonymous February 2, 2015 at 2:38 am

    have you tried this with ground beef?

  • Mix and Match Mama February 2, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I haven't tried this with ground beef. You would need to brown the ground beef before placing it in the slow cooker and I wouldn't cook it as long (probably about half the time).

  • Anonymous February 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    made it with ground beef and it was yummy! 2 hours ar beginning and 1.5 after add cornbread.

  • Rachael February 12, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    This is so yummy! It's reminiscent of the sweet corn tamale cakes from The Cheesecake Factory–the next time you are there you NEED to try them! It's on the appetizer menu but my girlfriends and I always get it as our entrees! So good! I'd love to see your spin on creating that dish!

  • A Gal Named Al May 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Shay! I'm super late to this recipe but just made it last night and it was DELICIOUS! Everyone, even my pickiest eater, gobbled up every last bite in their bowls. Thank you, ma'am!