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Lazy Slow Cooker Green Chili Bake Recipe

This delicious crockpot green chili bake is a great meal any night of the week. Tender chicken or turkey, soft rice, savory cheese and tangy chili peppers make for an easy and winning combination!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
you will need 3-4 hours to cook chicken and another 3-4 to cook casserole30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 50 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, game-day, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
Keyword: Chicken chili bake, Crockpot eashy chicken, green chili and rice bake, Eazy green chili chicken casserole in slowcoooker, I hate to cook, slow cooker green chicken chili casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 295kcal




  • 2 large chicken breasts or one small turkey breast
  • ½ cup chicken broth (if you plan to cook chicken for this recipe)


  • 2.5 cups cooked rice
  • 15 oz can of corn
  • 10 oz green enchilada sauce
  • 4.5 oz can chopped green chili peppers We prefer mild, but if you like heat, use medium or hot
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream reduced fat works well
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar to melt on top during last half hour of cooking


Chicken (if not using pre-cooked)

  • Place slow cooker liner is slow cooker, if using
  • place chicken broth into slow cooker and add chicken breasts
  • cook on low 4-6 hours on low
  • discard liquid


  • use two forks to shred chicken or turkey breasts and add to slow cooker
  • Add rice, corn, enchilada sauce, chili peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, garlic, onion and cumin to slow cooker
  • Stir all ingredients in slow cooker until well mixed.
  • cover and cook on low 3-4 hours
  • half an hour prior to serving, sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top of your mixture. Cover and allow cheese to melt


Note:  If you are looking to dial up the heat even further, you can add a small can of chopped jalapeno peppers in addition to hot green chili peppers. 


Calories: 295kcal