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Green Chile Chicken Soup is loaded with simple ingredients and delicious flavor. It is the perfect amount of spice and amazing topped with sour cream and diced avocados.

Green Chile Chicken Soup in a large bowl topped with slice avocados and sour cream
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If you love the flavors of chicken enchiladas, then you are going to love this green chicken chili soup. The combination of the chicken, vegetables, seasoning and salsa Verde makes this soup a family favorite.

I love making quick and easy soup recipes and this green chili chicken soup is one of our favorites. You may also love this Crock Pot Green Chili Stew Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe:

This stove top stew cooks quick and easy on the stove top. It is made with simple ingredients and we love it year round. It is delicious served with tortilla chips and topped with fresh cilantro.

Make this crowd pleasing soup for the holidays, game day or for an easy weeknight meal.  

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - olive oil, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, chicken broth, cannellini benas, salsa verde, green chiles, chicken, cumin, chili powder, salt, lime
  • Olive Oil 
  • Yellow Onion (diced) 
  • Green Bell Pepper (diced) 
  • Jalapeño (seeded and diced) 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
  • Cannellini Beans (drained and rinsed) 
  • Jar of Salsa Verde (16 ounces) 
  • Green Chiles (4 ounces) 
  • Chicken Breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces) 
  • Ground Cumin 
  • Chili Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Lime (juiced) 
  • Avocados, Cilantro and Limes (for serving) 

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Variations Ideas:

  • Chicken – We used chicken breast but you can also make this recipe with chicken thighs. I have even made this soup with leftover shredded cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken.
  • Seasoning – This recipe is delicious with simple seasoning. You can substitute the fresh onion for onion powder and minced garlic for garlic powder.
  • White Beans – Feel free to substitute the beans for what you prefer you can also leave them out.
  • Green Enchilada Sauce – Feel free to add green enchilada sauce for added flavor.
  • Veggies – You can also add in frozen corn if you prefer.

Step by Step Instructions:

Cooking the onions and peppers in a large pot with a wooden spoon

Step 1 – Heat the Olive Oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add in the diced onions and green bell peppers and sauté for 5-6 minutes until soft. 

Cooking the garlic with the peppers and onions in a large pot with a wooden spoon

Step 2 – Add in the minced garlic and diced jalapeños and cook the onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes. 

Adding the ingredients to a large pot and stirring with a wooden spoon

Step 3 – Stir in the chicken broth, cannellini beans, salsa verde, green chilies, diced chicken, cumin, chili powder and salt.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.  

Green Chile Chicken Soup in a bowl with a bowl of fresh limes on the side

Step 4 – Stir the lime juice.  Serve warm topped with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cook Vegetables – Cook the vegetables in the Dutch oven until they are tender. This gives this soup more flavor when the vegetables are cooked.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary when making this soup. You want to cook until chicken is cooked through. If you need to you can use a meat thermometer to check chickens internal temperature. It should ready 165 degrees when finished cooking.
Green Chile Chicken Soup in a large pot with a serving in a ladle

More Cooking Methods:

This soup is great on the stove top but you can also cook in the Instant Pot. Place the ingredients in the pressure cooker and cook on the high for about 15 minutes. Let the pressure cooker do a natural release for 5 minutes.

Feel free to also cook in the slow cooker on low for about 4-6 hours. This is a great recipe for a busy weeknight meal.

Green Chile Chicken Soup in a bowl topped with sour cream and slice avocados

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prepare ahead of time and then store in the fridge. When you are ready to serve, heat a bowl in the microwave or reheat on the stove top.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze?

Store the easy green chili chicken in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. When ready to serve allow the soup to thaw overnight in the fridge.

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Green Chile Chicken Soup

5 from 1 vote
Green Chile Chicken Soup is loaded with simple ingredients and delicious flavor. It is the perfect amount of spice and amazing topped with sour cream and diced avocados.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Soup
Calories 155

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 can Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 jar Salsa Verde 16 ounces
  • 1 can Green Chiles 4 ounces
  • 1 pound Chicken Breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • Avocados Cilantro and Limes (for serving)

Instructions

  • Heat the Olive Oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add in the diced onions and green bell peppers and sauté for 5-6 minutes until soft.
  • Add in the minced garlic and diced jalapeños and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, cannellini beans, salsa verde, green chilies, diced chicken, cumin, chili powder and salt.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Stir the lime juice.  Serve warm topped with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 155kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 18g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 51mg, Sodium 1000mg, Potassium 414mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 356IU, Vitamin C 30mg, Calcium 31mg, Iron 1mg

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