Green Chile Chicken Chili
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes10 servings (3-1/2 quarts)
- 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (14 ounces each)
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 medium green peppers, chopped
- 1 cup pickled jalapeno slices
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
- 2 jars (16 ounces each) salsa verde
- 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) navy beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
- Optional toppings: Shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips
- Place the chicken, onions, peppers, jalapenos and chiles in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour salsa over top. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 5-6 hours.
- Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred chicken with two forks, discarding skin and bones; return meat to slow cooker. Stir in the beans, sour cream and cilantro; heat through. Serve with toppings of your choice.
Freeze option: Before adding sour cream, cilantro and toppings, cool chili. Freeze chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Stir in sour cream and cilantro. Serve with toppings if desired.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 320 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 32g protein.
Jan 5, 2020
Great recipe ...thanks Fred. I did use boneless chicken breasts and that makes the shredding quick and easy. Also added one addl can of beans that I mashed.
Oct 11, 2019
This was so good and so easy! I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and fat free sour cream. We don’t like too much heat so used banana peppers with a tea spoon of crushed red pepper and a peach pineapple salsa. My new favorite chili for sure.
Sep 30, 2019
This was delicious and easy to make. I will make it again.
Mar 26, 2018
I made this for my family! It is hearty n amazing! Serve with a salad n rolls! This is a great recipe!
Nov 13, 2017
Smelled amazing but we really didn't care for it.
Feb 8, 2017
Very usable recipe. Made half batch in 3.5 quart show cooker; used boneless skinless chicken breast (probably more than recipe asked for, didn't weigh it - didn't have to defat at any stage). 1st meal: used as chili soup, garnished with fritos. 2nd meal: with slotted spoon used some cooked mixture to fill 6 corn tortillas and added cheddar-jack cheese to create enchiladas; served with salad. 3rd meal: to remainder cooked mixture added 14.5 oz can chicken broth and about 2 cups home-frozen corn and a bit of salt to create what my husband called "a tasty soup". I love these types of recipes that can make PlannedOver meals to throw together in a jiffy.
Jan 9, 2017
Hubby raved about this chilli! He can't take much spicy heat, but surprisingly this wasn't real hot. I cut the pickled jalapenos to 1/4 cup and added an extra can of beans. Didn't add sour cream or cilantro. Didn't need it. Can't wait for leftovers!
Nov 1, 2016
Threw all the ingredients in my crock pot after work on Friday, I used less onions and peppers (just my preference), added a little cumin for more of that chili flavor, some chopped up boneless chicken breast and a couple cans of white chili beans. The house smelled heavenly walking in after my sons Friday night football game. It was delicious but a little spicy, but the sour cream does tame the heat quite a bit. Gave it 4 stars because all the kids didn't like it, it wasn't "chili" enough for them.
Aug 22, 2016
I don't understand any negative reviews. I make this at least once a month and it lasts a couple of days (barely). I've followed the recipe to a "T" and made variations (mostly removing jalape?os and chiles from the main dish, saving them as a topping, as the hubby can't handle the heat) and make with fresh salsa verde, vice a jarred-version (which is delicious), because the hubby can't handle the "medium" heat. Easy, budget friendly, and soooooo yummy! Thanks!
Feb 20, 2016
This is not our favorite.