picture this: a steaming bowl of green-hued goodness, brimming with tender shredded chicken, brothy beans, and the unmistakable kick of green chilies. Whether you're seeking solace on a chilly evening, planning a cozy dinner with loved ones, or simply craving a taste of southwestern comfort, this recipe is your ticket to a world of delicious satisfaction.
preheat turn up your stovetop burners, gather your ingredients, and let's embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the warmth, spice, and sheer joy that a bowl of Green Chili Chicken Soup brings to the table. Get ready to create memories and savor the spice!
a symphony of sizzling green chilies and salsa verde, succulent chicken, and a riot of spices coming to life in a pot of liquid gold. This isn't your grandma's chicken soup; or maybe it is 🤔 ... a spicy rendezvous with dimensions of flavor. set off a 'soup on Sunday' culinary carnival in the kitchen!
green chili chicken soup.
1 lb - chicken breast boneless, skinless, shredded
1 - medium onion, small dice
1 - green bell pepper, small dice
1- jalapeño, fine diced
1 can (14oz) - green chilies, undrained
1 jar (16oz) - salsa. verde
1 can (15oz) - white beans
4-6C - chicken stock
things you probably have on hand
2TB - evoo
6 - cloves garlic, minced
1tsp - ground cumin
1tsp - chili powder
S&P - to taste
2TB - lime juice
fresh cilantro, chopped
raw or pickled red onions
tortilla chips, crushed
radish, thinly sliced
🌀season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
🌀in a dutch oven or large pot, heat 1TB evoo over medium heat. brown chicken on both sides but not cooked through (about 4 minutes per side). remove from the pot and set aside.
🌀in the same pot, add the remaining olive oil and sauté onion and green bell pepper until translucent. add jalapeño and minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
🌀stir in chicken stock, beans , salsa, chilies and seasonings.
🌀mix well to combine and bring to a boil, add chicken back to the pot and reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
🌀remove chicken and let cool on a cutting board for a few minutes (or plate) and using two forks shred the chicken then return to pot.
🌀stir in lime juice and adjust seasonings to taste.
🌀ladle the soup into bowls.
🌀garnish with any combination of toppings if desired.
🌀serve hot, and enjoy
Feel free to customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of green chilies and chili powder. This soup pairs wonderfully with warm tortillas or crusty bread. Enjoy your flavorful adventure!
-share your experiences making this dish or suggestions in the comments!