Enchilada Chicken Stew

So the other night, when Laura, Sergio, and I went to club it up, I had this lotion that I put on because I thought it smelled awesome. Like for reals good. It’s that kind of lotion you put on and instantly feel more attractive because you’re oozing smells of lust. That’s how I would explain it at least. So I squeezed on some of the lotion and instantly asked Sergio to tell me how good I smelled….he said I smelled like a stripper. WINNING. Not really.

Speaking of things that smell….my friend Jake got his stolen car back a couple days ago…I don’t think it smells ok in there. Wanna know why? This is why, please read Jake’s facebook status:

“well…3 weeks later, they found my truck. on top of that they got the guys who did it, along with 5 back packs full of meth, 2 hatchets, 1 sword, a bunch of stolen goods….and gay porn and lube.”

You can imagine what the comments were like to that status. I couldn’t stop laughing. It’s not that funny, it’s actually REALLY scary, but still. It’s kinda funny. He’s getting a new truck. They had to clean needles out of it. That’s even more scary. And not funny. Sorry Jake. I’m a bad friend.

I’ve come to a decision about something. Recently, I tried to back off the coffee and start drinking some tea. I don’t know why. I do dumb sh*t like this. I like caffeine. Like a lot. And I like the taste of coffee. Tea taste like dirty water. Seriously. Don’t write me telling me about tea that tastes good because the only tea that gets me going is tea that is filled with 1/3 cup of honey. So really, sugar water is what gets me going.  I’m easy to shop for.


Enchilada Chicken Stew

  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 2lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (4oz) can of chopped jalapenos
  • 1 (4oz) can of chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 (14oz) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 (7 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • bundle of cilantro, to garnish
  • avocado, to garnish


  1. Pull out your handy dandy crockpot.
  2. Add your chicken breasts.
  3. Then add the rest of the ingredients on top, in any order.
  4. Put on low for 8-10 hours or high for 6-8.
  5. After it’s done cooking, use tongs to pick at the chicken to shred it in with all the ingredients.
  6. Top with cilantro and some avocado.
  7. Eat up!!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


219 thoughts on “Enchilada Chicken Stew”

  1. I think we’d be fast friends. You are frickin hilarious!! And i’d make you make us food everyone I came over for COFEE 😉

  2. I cannot wait to make this – looks delish !

    I had a cup of tea at work yesterday because I couldn’t bring myself to have an instant coffee – I believe that “dirty water” is an accurate description.

  3. That’s so crazy- there must be a rash of car theft out in your neck of the woods– my brother had the same thing happen to him a month ago– and found it again.

    The enchilada stew looks awesome- I have some salsa verde to go with- bring it on by!!

  4. Thank you I think the same thing about tea. Just can’t do it! And the car story is the funniest thing I’ve heard in a while, sorry to laugh at your friends bad (good?) misfortune!

  5. I feel the same wAy about tea. I tried to convince myself otherwise yesterday but i just couldn’t drink it even with honey. Going to try this recipe today.

  6. So first of all, you are completely right about tea. (Although, I realize I’m a freak because I don’t drink coffee either – I become a shaky, twitchy, knee-bouncing spaz that will never sleep again if I have caffeine.) Tea always feels like a giant letdown. It can smell really good – like apple cider – and then you take a sip and you’re pretty sure it was old dishwater. Blech.

    On the other hand, this recipe looks fantastic and I’m adding it to my list for next week! I’m thinking about subbing some El Pato for the tomato sauce, because I love the fire! Yum.

      1. Ok, I couldn’t wait and made this today. I substituted El Pato for the tomato sauce and it was fantastic! Definitely has a kick – and I loved every bite. I topped it with avocado and a few black olives. I am so looking forward to the leftovers!

        Thanks for another great recipe! 🙂

  7. I love your blog, you crack me up everytime!! Thanks for the awesome recipes, I have loved every one I’ve tried! Just wondering how many this stew serves, want my family to try it too! Thanks!

  8. I loveeeeee Tiger Spice Chai. I know you posted earlier it was too sugary wherever you bought it. This is good, I only use half the recommended amount and its good with water. They have sugar-free but then it has splenda- yuck. Then they have a yummy “power chai”. Just look it up.

    This looks like heaven, like the pork green chile. If its anything like that- yum. Im making garlic pork today. 🙂

  9. Oh yay!! A spicy mexican dish! I look for recipes like this. Totally going to make this. However, am I stupid or does coconut oil after cooked taste like fish? hmmm…maybe this cold is really getting to me…lol. Oh and tea rules…coffee stinks…actually it smells really good but caffiene stinks!!

  10. BAHAHAH!! Wow. Your poor friend. But that is seriously hilarious! Glad he’s getting a new truck. I’ve always loved tea, but I like my tea the way I like my coffee – strong. Otherwise, it totally tastes like dirty water. I couldn’t do it without any sugar before Whole 30, but now I drink unsweetened tea by the pitcher without a problem. It’s so weird.

  11. If this turns out anything like your green chile pulled pork recipe then my husband is going to be in HEAVEN! Can’t wait to make this! LOVE how simple it is too… (thank you Crock Pot inventors) On a side note… hello?!? Where are the black tank tops?!? I’ve been ‘stalking’ Renegade Fitness this week just waiting for them! 🙂 And yes, it’s horrible about Jake’s misfortune but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s one of the most hilarious things I’ve read in a while (at least since reading your blog update yesterday) 🙂

  12. Slacking on the replies today. What’s up, JB? With you all the way on the coffee. Probably drink way more than I should…it’s just so delicious.

  13. Felt like the three bears in my household tonight with this recipe.
    My father absolutely hated it and was very vocal about itl- but what can you expect from a bland meat and potatoes eating 85 yr old?!
    For me it was a little on the spicy side- but I’m a spicy wimp. When my mouth was chilled out a bit from the burning I very much enjoyed the flavors.
    My husband absolutely LOVED this, spice and all and is excited my dad hated it because it means more left overs for him, lol!

  14. Coming to your blog is seriously one of the biggest highlights of my day… and I know what you’re thinking- No, I don’t lead a boring life, I promise 🙂 I just happen to love food, sarcasm, and a daily dose of awesomeness- and your blog is a one-stop shop!

    I couldn’t wait to make this, and I just devoured a HUGE helping of it for lunch. My mouth is on fire, but I’m all smiles- This was awesome! Thanks so much for keeping beginner Paleos like me on track with amazing recipes- you rock!

  15. Just put this in the crock this AM,house smells AMAZING! Only thing I didn’t have canned jalapenos so I used a fresh one that I had roasted last night for something else. Thanks again for these great recopies!

  16. LOVE THIS. My 1 year old even ate it. She likes things a little spicy but the avacado breaks the heat. We added sweet potato chips as “crackers”. Delish!

  17. This was so easy and turned out really delicious. I made the mistake of cooking it overnight and I kept waking up because it smelled so darn good! Very happy with this recipe and will definitely make it again in the future!

  18. Um yeah. I made this the other day and it was to die for!!! Although I couldn’t find a 4oz can of jalapenos so I just used 2 cans of green chilies. Which is OK because I am a wimp when it comes to heat.

    I think you should change the name of your blog to PaleOMGoddess! Because you are a goddess for sure! I wish I lived with you. You wouldn’t mind me and my two sons and two dogs would you? 😀

  19. I don’t have any coconut oil and was wondering if I can leave this out, or if you have an idea of something I could substitute? Does it really effect the flavour? Thanks!

  20. I had my husband put this together in the crockpot and he accidently used fire roasted diced tomatos instead of diced. Yummy! This has become my favorite recipe! Thanks for all the amazing recipes and the laughs!

  21. Hi! Just got turned on to your website as I am trying a Paleo lifestyle. I just made the Enchilada Chicken Stew for myself for dinner – wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besides my mouth being on fire, this was one of the most delicious easy to make recipes. Thank you and keep those good recipes coming!

  22. Made this earlier in the week and it was delicious! I am seriously glad that I found your blog because you are making my journey into Paleo easier and definitely yummy 🙂

  23. BTW – super yum, and just as easy for anyone who wants to purchase the less expensive chicken on the bone; you just have to fish the bones out since the meat has fallen off! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  24. Delicious!! This is the third time we’ve made this in the month… the whole family likes it! And, Ro-tel makes a tomato sauce that is just a little spicy and yummy. Thanks for sharing!!

  25. Bowl of awesomeness for lunch? Yes, please! This is the second time my wife and I have made this recipe… It gets even awesomer if you stir an ENTIRE diced avocado into each bowl.

    In summary, this recipe is awesome. I haven’t made anything from your site that doesn’t deserve 5-stars. Thank you.

  26. Made this dish last night and it was great! I made a few adjustments by cutting all ingredients in half except for the chicken and made more of an enchilada shredded chicken instead of a stew. Enjoyed it with some cilantro/lime “rice” and a little guacamole. Highly recommend this recipe.

  27. My entire family loved this, even my teens who like nothing. Can’t wait to make this again.

  28. I want to like tea….It seems so friggin’ civilized. And so many beautiful choices and accessories.
    But I can only drink it with a heaping teaspoon of sugar (I know…) and half & half.
    And even then I wish I were drinking a latte.

  29. Score once again! Put it in the crock pot too late to eat it for dinner but it was like chili and even better the second day! Kids ate it up, I took some to the poor young kid at work that I always see eating ramen noodles (my good deed for the day) and I had enough for a few more days.

    I am not really sure why everyone was saying it was spicy though. Maybe because I used fresh jalapenos instead of canned.

  30. I made this with a few modifications, as most of my family members like mild to medium spicy food. I used fresh jalapenos, seeds and insides removed, used green and yellow peppers, instead of green chilies.

    This was so delicious! I am glad a friend shared this with me. Next time she makes it with no modification, I am going to be there eating a bowl full, ads I love the heat.

  31. Excellent. My girlfriend doesn’t do spicy so I replaced the jalepenos with another small can of mild green chiles. She loved it, and so did I. Eating the leftovers for lunch right now!

  32. Enjoying this right now! Thanks for being an awesome coach – you are gonna do awesome at regionals. I’ll be there sunday a hootin and a hollerin!

  33. My daughter made this Chicken Enchilada Stew one night this week, and EVERYONE ate it and loved it! I wanted to thank you, AND to tell you I mentioned it and where to find it on my paleo blog. (feedinggersasser.blogspot.com) We had come up with a quick side called SALSA KALE to go with it. You might want to try it! It was so good together. My son, Ger Sasser, is owner of CrossFit Countdown and it’s unbelievable how many healthy calories he needs!

  34. Thank you so much for your website, since meeting you at the Kids Course my wife and I have been happily visiting! Also, a huge congratulations for such an amazing job this past weekend at the SW Regionals, you were amazing!

    1. Thanks for checking out my website Todd!! You guys did a great job with Regionals! I had so so much fun! Maybe I’ll see you at another upcoming Regional!

  35. Alexis St. Germain

    Juli, this is so good. I’ve made it twice already. I love your big and your recipes. I’ve tried lots of them……all good!!!

  36. This was so amazing! I am really trying to incorporate more Paleo meals in my life and this is an instant favorite, Paleo or not. YUM!!

  37. My 19 year old doing paleo in Boston told me about your site via text msg, I’m in Florida; liked your humor and picts right away!
    Quick search of crock pot recipes yielded this; had all the fixins and some chix needing to be cooked, so 15 mins later I am on my way to dinner and lunch for work for a few days!!
    Gotta love texting, internet, paleo and crockpots =:]
    Prob will be a regular visitor to your blog!

  38. This is my first post, but I’ve made several of your recipes. Can I say awesome? I think I just did. I made this yesterday and it is da bomb! Love the site.

    Because I’m lazy, I thought I’d share a short cut I use. I hate shredding meat with forks. Don’t know why, but I do. I take out the chicken after cooking it, put it in a big mixing bowl and shred it with a hand mixer. I don’t know if this has already been posted on here somewhere else, but thought I’d share. It’s true… check it out http://homemakersdaily.com/hate-shredding-chicken-dont-have-a-kitchen-aid-this-is-for-you/

  39. Can you ever have enough crockpot recipes? The answer is NO! You can not. I tossed this together before heading out the door and came back to chicken ambrosia. It was incredibly good. My hubby said to give this 5 stars. Even my picky kiddos ate it up. I will be making this again. Thanks!

  40. OMG! This is the best shiznit I’ve ever put in my mouth!!! I was craving my homemade enchiladas (which ARE NOT) paleo, so I went searching for a suitable paleo replacement. I used the El Pator in place of the tomato sauce, but other than that, stuck with your recipe. Holy smokes batman. Spicy, enchilada-y-y, stewy, yummy!!! We LOVED it! I want to marry it actually. Thanks for the superb recipe Juli! Will def be back to your blog for dinner! I rate it 5 stars but my phone won’t let me click on the stars! 🙁 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!!

  41. YO! This is REDIC! Just had it over some sketti squash n kale. The other half took a bite outta the crock pot and said ” DAMN this shit is GOOD! ” lol.

  42. OMG!!! I prepared this late last night, set it in the fridge and put it on this am while i was at work.. got home from the gym and BAM.. dinner is ready. I gotta say, one of the best recipes i have ever made! I LOVE IT!!

  43. This is bomb.com

    I added an 2 extra chicken breasts, a red pepper and omitted the jalepenos and did green chile season tomato sauce. Delicious!

  44. The hubs has been gone for 2 weeks I am making this for him to come home to tonight because it looks scrummy…plus lezzz be honest I had most of the ingredients already :0) smells great already, Hope it’s a hit!

  45. So the hubby & I made this yesterday, but substituted the jalapenos for pepperchinis. He’s a cook in the Navy and warned me it would be wayyyy too spicy for me and our friends with kids who were coming over lol everyone LOVED it!!! We were sad there were no leftovers! My friend and her family are doing the whole Paleo life change, so she told me to look here when I was wanting to have everyone over to eat together. I feel bad when they have to bring their own food so you have helped so much in providing me with funny things to read & easy things to cook that taste AMAZING!! Thanks a bunch =]
    Will be trying this again tomorrow but with enchilada sauce to give it a kick.

  46. Love the enchilada stew! We made the cilantro cauliflower rice too and it was yum! Thanks for the great recipes and for also making me laugh out loud each day as I sip my coffee (not tea 🙂 ).

  47. Super yummy, quick throw together & EASY!!! First night, I added almond cheese to the top. Second night, I sauteed cabbage & pour mixture over…2 days, 2 tastes!

  48. I just had my second baby in under 2 years. Before he was born, I prepped a bunch of meals that would be easy to throw in the crock pot after he was born. I made this one today and all I can say is… YUM! It was a bit spicy so i’ll turn the heat down next time and I will add more chicken next time too! But all in all we were very happy with it! keep the yumminess coming- you saved me some stress today!

  49. I don’t usually write reviews or leave comments, but this is HANDS DOWN one of the best crock pot recipes I have EVER made. I am a CrossFitter who tries her best to eat Paleo and am always in search of new recipes. This one is going into the books, and I have already shared with SO MANY friends! YUM!

  50. This is one of the most delicious paleo meals for me to date. For real…I ate it while it was still so hot I burnt my tongue…then kept eating it. The flavors work so well together, big fan! I want this cookbook of yours STAT!

  51. i made this last night, had it for dinner and it was great (except i left out the jalepenos thinking it would be too spicy and it ended up a bit bland). so i had some leftovers for lunch today and threw in some red pepper flakes and a little extra salt. it was phenominal! i put it over cauliflower rice and steamed spinach (i HATE both of these veggies) and it masked them so well. it was great for me as a very very picky eater! recommending to all my friends. thank you!

  52. A couple of my CF buddies at my box are doing the Whole30 and while I am not going gung ho on that (hahah, I typed ho ;D) I am doing my best to eat Clean/Paleo. I threw this yummy goodness in the crockpot last night and was awakened by its delicious goodness this morning. LOVE IT. Can’t wait to dig into it for lunch today because if it was as good as my taste was this morning (and it was 6am so maybe it was just me)..it will be as you put it AMAZEBALLS! Thanks so much Juli for something YUMMY to keep me on the course of eating cleaner. Sign me up for your cookbook next year. (Will you be doing a big signing say at the Tattered Cover for us Colorado folks? :D) Thanks again!

  53. Just found your site today.. Thank you so much for taking the time and am making this delicious meal tonight.. Here in Fort Collins and again we thank you…

  54. i made this stew with pork loin in stead of chicken last weekend and it turned out delicious! I could have added a second pork lon since there was so much stew left and froze the rest. excellent recipe thanks!

  55. I’ve made this 4 times and I have to say, it is Fiesta de Boca! Party in my mouth! I omit the green bell peppers and add some organic chicken stock because it tends to dry out in my crock pot. I serve it with avocado, cilantro, black olives and fresh lime juice and OMG it is Fiesta de Boca!!! My hubby and kids love it too.

  56. Made this Tuesday night and I’ve had it for lunch and dinner so far. I love you JB!!!! I love crock pots/slow cookers even more.

  57. making this right now. god I love crock pots. Why don’t I do this more often? Thank you for this recipe. I added chopped carrot and kale for texture and because I had to get rid of some extras in the fridge. Can’t wait to taste!

  58. So I just found out I am pregnant and what a bummer. No, I am stoked about my little broccoli but in an instant I can’t (or shouldn’t) have coffee anymore. I got a headache right away just thinking about it. Yeah I can have decaf but seriously, why the heck drink decaf. I just had to post on here because I read this blog and saw your obsession with coffee. Hilarious. And tea…let’s just say I have 4 mason jars of honey.

  59. Second time this is going into my crockpot with minor variations 😀 sooooo good. Also the smell of fresh chopped garlic at 6am puts me in a fantastic mood.

  60. I have this in the crockpot right now! I am a dummy and forgot to buy chicken with the rest of the ingredients so I am making it with a pork roast, but I am sure it will still be awesome!

    I am so glad I found your site, your recipes are soooo good!

  61. Just made the two days ago and it’s even better today. Wow so easy to make and so good!!! A little bit spicy for me so next time, I’ll cut down the chiles and jalapenos! 🙂

  62. Made this today – soooo yummy! My bf doesn’t eat paleo but he enjoyed it just as much as I did. It was very, very yummy. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!

  63. I’m from Bahrain and I plan on spreading paleo in the Middle East! Your food transcends borders thanks for all the scrumptious meals!

  64. For someone who doesn’t like chicken, you can create an amazing chicken dish. This was delicious. I was happy that it made lots for leftovers (crockpot recipes usually leave a lot left over). Usually i get tired of leftovers after a few days and don’t want to eat them anymore even though I usually have more in the freezer, but I didn’t get tired of this one. I actually can’t wait to make it again. I love your website and think your stories are hilarious.

  65. I’m eating leftovers of this for lunch right now and it’s even better than when I had it for dinner last night. Thanks for an awesome and super easy recipe!!

  66. I made this recipe for an impromptu get together this weekend and it was a hit! Family and friends gave it two thumbs up 😀

  67. Just made this tonight and it’s delicious!! The avocado really added that special something along with the fresh cilantro!

  68. I’m ready to make this tomorrow… But, chicken frozen. Should out be thawed, or can I throw the frozen breasts in there without m end resuly getting compromised?

  69. I made this last night, it’s so good and was really inexpensive to make. Pretty much every recipe I’ve made that you’ve posted has been awesome, and your commentary always cracks me up. Thanks!!

  70. Very impressive recipe. Super easy, tastes great and good stretch of the buck. I got crazy and put it over some Mexican rice with some hot sauce and it was delicious.

  71. I’m on duty at the fire house and it’s my cook day! Decided to make this dish for the crew tonight and is brewing in the crockpot as I type…
    I will let you know how this turns out! I’m determined to turn everyone here in to a paleo 🙂 in fact my nickname is Paleo!

  72. I need to stop coming here to look for recipes! I end up getting sidetracked reading your hilarious blogs and an hour later my kid is like…”Ma, dinner…is it gonna be tonight?”

    But, alas, these recipes are so good, I HAVE to come here for ideas… Thanks. But really, thanks!

  73. I don’t think I’ve ever returned for seconds. Paleo or not. I had seconds alright… wouldn’t had thirds and fourths if my stomach could fit it. Absolutly AMAZING – I pretty much never need to go to Chipotle again! I can make my own damn paleo burrito bowls!

  74. This was great…and ridiculously easy to make! I added a little organic corn (I’m not totally paleo, just can’t eat a lot of stuff, plus my husband really wanted it) and an extra pepper, I think it would have still been great without it. Thanks!

  75. I made this last night in the crockpot while my boyfriend and I slept (I dont recommend doing this!) We woke up all night smelling it and couldnt sleep! Haha. It smells and looks amazing!!! Cant wait to eat it tonight for dinner!

  76. Made this last night for some friends (we’re finishing up the Whole30 challenge). Tasted great! The only added step I would add in future is to salt the chicken breasts and sear them in a skillet prior to putting them in the crock pot; also I only let it cook (on high) for 4 hours. The chicken came to temp beautifully in that time-frame.

  77. since I’m doing all the cooking for my wedding on the 21st (low key, laid back, on the beach) and I need a chicken dish and a friend has made this for me before…. I know what my chicken dish will be!

  78. Holy Smokes this was awesome. I used fresh Anaheims and Jalapenos from my garden instead of the canned. The flavor was incredible. A bit spicy for my husband and 13 year old son, but they ate it anyway because it was so flavorful. Although my 8 year old daughter and I could totally handle it I toned it down a bit the next week when I made it for friends who came over for dinner. Yes, I made it back to back weeks… don’t judge. 🙂

  79. This was so easy to make and smelled delicious! It was a little spicy for me! I should have known since I doubled the recipe and dumped 2 cans of jalapenos in there! I will def make it again and tone it down a bit! Thank you! So glad I found your site and excited you’re a neighbor! (I’m in Lakewood). 🙂

  80. I have this crockpot, and it’s about 30 years old. The thing keeps working!! after reading all these recipes, I’m afraid it’s going to stop working one day and I’ll be sad. How many crock pots do you own? Do you have several going at one time during the day?

  81. We have a dutch oven and two-in-one rice cooker/slow cooker that we haven’t used since going paleo, and only for rice. Should I use the dutch oven or attempt using the rice cooker as a crockpot for the first time?

      1. It has a “slow cooker” option button but unlike crockpots no low/high settings. I’ll try the dutch oven, thanks! Any time/heat suggestions?

        1. Success! Made it two nights ago in the dutch oven at 325* for 2 hours. My husband said it really tasted like enchiladas and that his leftovers for lunch yesterday was amazing; he usually isn’t a fan of chicken leftovers. Made your cilantro-lime cauli rice as well. Thanks for all your great recipes and amusing blog posts and videos!

  82. I made this last night and had it today for lunch and it is seriously THE BOMB!! It was my first ever crock pot made anything and I cannot wait to try more recipes! ….or to have another bowl of this!!!!!!!!!

  83. Just made this today. If you can handle heat this is a good one. It definitely has some good heat. One question… Does this recipe freeze well?

  84. Just made this today, fantastic!!!! Thank you so much! 🙂 Your website has been a gift! Food is my medicine these days.

  85. I put this in the crock pot last night before I went to sleep. I then woke up at midnight to the most amazing smell! My whole house filled with this crazy delicious aroma and yes I smell like food today lol. Thank you for the recipe! Its sooo yummmy 🙂

  86. So, I make this recipe maybe twice a month. My husband and I are both engineers and we are super busy, so convenient! He fell in love with this recipe the first time I made it. It’s perfect because we have leftovers for lunch the next day as well. Thanks lady. This is awesome, for real.

  87. I started the Paleo lifestyle 10 days ago….using all your recipes here….awesome awesome awesome! This recipe was the bomb! Making it again right now. Thanks so much!

  88. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe…my favorite so far!!! I made a couple of substitutions…I used tomatillos instead of green peppers and used some medium enchilada sauce, decreasing some of the tomato sauce, to give it a little extra kick. 🙂 Thank you so much!

  89. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe…my favorite so far!!! I made a couple of substitutions…I used tomatillos instead of green peppers and used some medium enchilada sauce, decreasing some of the tomato sauce, to give it a little extra kick. 🙂 Thank you so much!

  90. This recipe is incredible! I started following a Paleo diet about 10 days ago. This is the first recipe I’ve tried from your website… And it’s beyond awesome! I could eat this several times per week!

  91. Week 5 of Whole30. Just when I think I have tried everything… I stumble across this Enchilada Chicken Stew. It’s in the crock pot and I can’t wait for the smells to fill the house! Thank You!

  92. Trying to change over to paleo! Just made this, but cheated a little. Had some leftover plain shredded chicken in the fridge. So I sauteed the onions with garlic on the stove top,added shredded cooked chicken and then added the rest of the ingredients. Simmered till heated through. Was delicious and both of my boys went back for seconds!!! Will definitely try the crock pot version next time though.

  93. What kind of crock pot do you have? 8 hours on low left my chicken super dry and rubbery. Flavors were good otherwise. I have a Crock-Pot Countdown Touchscreen Digital Slow Cooker which runs 199º on low, 204.5º on high. Chicken breast is so hard for me to get right in a slow-cooker!

  94. I have this in my crockpot right now!!! So excited to eat it! Do you have the nutritional facts on it by any chance? ?

  95. I thought the honey mustard chicken and plantains dish was my favorite until I tried this one. OMG this was fantastic! I did use fresh jalapeños instead on green chiles.

  96. So excited to try this, looks delicious! Any tips on freezing/reheating? I don’t have a microwave, so would reheating it in the crock pot work? Thanks!

  97. I just made this today. It is very very good. Thank you! It was a hit with my 2 kids 🙂 I did add an extra can of jalapenos and green chiles. Perfect!
    A wonderful recipe! Thank you!!

    1. Yes, definitely. It is better to use thawed chicken breasts. I cook this dish all the time and I tried it with frozen chicken last week and it was awful!

  98. This was the first time I put a dish on in the morning and let it sit in the crock pot while I was at work. I’ve always had this fear about leaving the house with something cooking but I know people do it all the time! But it was the perfect amount of cooking time and the house smelled so good when I walked in. This was very good and now I’m past by crock pot fears.

  99. I love this! and the fact that you said to put the ingredients in any order – because I always do that anywway….. delicious! my family loved it. thank you!

  100. I am making this for my entire family today. I just did a taste test and ummm…it’s the hottest thing I’ve ever tasted. There’s no way my kids can eat this.

  101. I have made this so many times its my go to meal when I have a busy day coming. Everything in the crockpot in the morning and dinner is ready when we get home. I don’t add the jallapeno when I know my kids will eat it. They love it too!!!I LOVE this recipe. I know PALEO lifestyle don’t need to worry about serving size but i have friends that love this but would like to know what a serving size is.

  102. Tried it. Loved it! Wife suggested lime and man was that a subtle but fantastic addition to a great recipe. Thanks!

  103. I’m going to try this, but one of your messages stated to spicy, what can you leave out or do fewer of to make it not so spicy, I’m also a spicy wimp and my two young girls don’t do well with it either.


    1. Just cut back on the amount of jalapeños and green chili. Start with a very small amount, taste it and go from there if you want to add more or not.

  104. What kind of tomato sauce do you use? I made this once, and used a can of Enchilada sauce, which was mostly tomato sauce, but maybe a bit more watery? Just curious. Otherwise, amazing recipe!

  105. And this may be a stupid question, but do you mix the ingredients after you put them in, or do you wait until it has cooked for 8-10 hours before “mixing”?

  106. This recipe is a winner! I served with cilantro lime cauliflower rice and added scallions as a garnish. Surprisingly, it wasn’t too spicy. Easy, filling, delicious, and guilt-free. This will definitely be a new staple in my house, thanks!

  107. Wow, this looks awesome. I hate it when people post paleo recipes and put non-paleo ingredients in them. You rock and your stories are freggin’ hilarious.

  108. I made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING!!! Is there a way to make it in the Instant Pot too?? Makes doing the Whole30 so much easier when you get to eat yumminess like this! ????

  109. Back on Paleo to lose unwanted weight. I remembered this recipe from 2015. Looked it up and we’re having it tonight for dinner. Can’t wait. It is so delicious.

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