clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Chicken Chili Verde Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 6 minute
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Chili verde is Spanish for green chili. Chili verde is a slow cooked stew of meat, green chili peppers and tomatillos. It’s surprisingly easy to make and is absolutely delicious.


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts, chopped
  • two 15-ounce cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • one 26-ounce can crushed tomatillos
  • two 24-ounce cans salsa verde
  • one 4-ounce can green chiles
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth (or 2 scoops of protein powder from bone broth mixed with 3 cups of water)
  • 1 jalapeño, stem and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 2 limes


  1. In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add the avocado oil and onions.
  2. Sauté for few minutes before adding the chicken breast. Sauté for another minute or so.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, bringing the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 1 hour, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 F.
  5. You can also follow the same instructions to cook in a slow cooker. Cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Serve in big soup bowls and top with fresh cilantro.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 dish (613g)
  • Calories: 589
  • Sugar: 11.3g
  • Sodium: 730mg
  • Fat: 22.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.6g
  • Fiber: 11.5
  • Protein: 54g
  • Cholesterol: 118mg

Keywords: chicken chili verde, chili verde chicken