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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken & Tortillas

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 8 hr 40 min
  • serves: 6 people

Slow cooking the chicken before shredding makes it especially tender and flavorful...when that chicken is layered with tortillas and cheese, you've got a simple, family-friendly casserole.


cost per recipe: $16.55

  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
  • 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup or (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 8 flour tortilla (6-inch), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • 6 cups hot cooked long grain white rice


  • Tips

    • *Time-Saving: You can also cook the chicken on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
    • Ingredient Note: We develop our recipes using a 4-to 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast half per serving. However, there are a range of sizes available in-store, from the butcher counter to the meat case and the freezer section. Use whichever you prefer- just follow the recipe as written above for the best result. If you're using larger chicken breasts they may require a little longer cooking time.
    • Flavor Variation: You can stir in 1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained and 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed, to the chicken mixture before layering and baking.
  • Step 1

    Place the chicken into a 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with the chili powder and cumin.  Pour in the broth.

  • Step 2

    Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours* or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken to a cutting board.  Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.

  • Step 3

    Reserve 1 cup liquid in cooker, adding additional broth, if needed, to make 1 cup.  Stir the soup into the cooker.  Stir in chicken.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 350°F.  Layer half the chicken mixture, tortillas and cheese in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Repeat the layers.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 30 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Serve over the rice.


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  • Yum!

    Nahomy S.
    January 21, 2017

    I always make this recipe, got it from my mother in law. It's easy to make and delicious! I only changed it a little bit, added more cumin and chili powder and low sodium white beans! Sometimes I add corn too. So good!

  • Simple--delicious!

    Linda S.
    January 21, 2013

    I needed something I could put in before church and have ready to eat soon after---I did change a couple things--used taco seasoning as suggested by a previous reviewer, instead of chilli powder and cumin--and next time I will add corn & green & red peppers (sweet) before baking. It was a great meal! And so easy! Thank you!

  • Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken & Tortillas

    Nicole A.
    September 11, 2012

    My family loved this! And that says a lot in my finicky family. It is also very filling. Due to my time I cooked it on high for 4 hours. I also used chicken breasts. I served it over minute rice. I used Taco Blend cheese with Jalapeno Peppers. It was a nice choice. It was not a typical crock pot meal...ya know...throw it in...walk it. But it only took a few minutes to do the final touches to the meal. Oh and a little hint on shredding the chicken. Throw your chicken into your kitchen aid mixer on low and it is shredded perfectly in seconds. This recipe is a definite keeper!

  • Easy and tastes great!

    Mike M.
    April 27, 2016

    This will probably be one of those recipes I make again and again. I may add extra cheese.

  • This recipe was great!

    May 20, 2013

    Wonderful taste...My boys loved it!

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    Made With

    Calories 688
    Total Fat 24 g
    Sat. Fat 9.1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 112 mg
    Sodium 1379 mg
    Total Carb 73 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 2 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 39 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 27 %DV
    Iron 13 %DV
    Potassium 12 %DV
    Calories 584
    Total Fat 16 g
    Sat. Fat 7.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 104 mg
    Sodium 682 mg
    Total Carb 66 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 37 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 34 %DV
    Iron 12 %DV
    Potassium 12 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.