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Chicken chili verde is a delicious and simple Mexican stew full of chicken and beans and bright flavors of fresh lime and tomatillos.
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Chicken Chili Verde

Chicken chili verde is a delicious and simple Mexican stew full of chicken and beans and bright flavors of fresh lime and tomatillos.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: authentic chile verde recipe, chicken chili verde, chicken chili verde recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro

Ingredients

  • 4 Anaheim chiles seeded and cut in half
  • 1 onion cut in quarters
  • 2 Lbs tomatillos about 12, husks removed and cut into quarters
  • 1 jalapeno cut in half
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 large bunch of cilantro
  • 2 limes zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup water optional to thin out sauce
  • 2 whole skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cans white beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling

Instructions

  • Begin by making roasted tomatillo salsa. On a baking sheet, add the Anaheim chili's, tomatillos, jalapeno, onion and garlic cloves. Drizzle everything with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, or until everything is softened and caramelized.
  • When done, add roasted vegetables to a food processor along with cilantro, lime zest and juice and 1/2 cup of water (if you need to thin out). Blend everything until it becomes a salsa consistency.
  • Next, add everything else to your slow cooker. Add the tomatillo salsa, chicken, beans and chicken stock. You may want to season additionally at this point too.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 4-6 hours.
  • When done, you should be able to easily shred chicken. Add shredded chicken back into chili.
  • Serve with sour cream, tortilla chips and garnish with lime and extra cilantro.

Notes

This dish is easily made in the slow cooker, however can also be done on the stove top.
Also, if time is an issue, throw in some frozen chicken breasts!

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg