A little spice and lots of taste. This Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili takes chicken chili up a few notches and will be the star of any gathering. Your new favorite go-to chili recipe.
Fall is upon us, and we all love a good bowl of chili, but sometimes you want something new but something old at the same time.
I do love chili, and I have 16 other chili recipes, but this one is special. It has a little heat, a nice sharpness, and great flavor. Add in that it is crock pot easy, this chili is a winner in every way.
Roughly based on my Ultra Simple Crock Pot White Chicken Chili, I pulled the pepper jack cheese, added some green chilis and spices. Of course, I changed the salse from red to green.
A nice solid five. It would be hard rate it anything else.
Notes on Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili
Salsa verde is a type of spicy green sauce in Mexican cuisine. It is based on Mexican green tomato or tomatillo and chili pepper. I have never had a good source of tomatilloes, so it is generally not done fresh in my home.
Get your chicken any way you want. Rotisserie chicken seems to be the most common recommendations but I usually just toss a couple of chicken breast in a 350-degree oven until done (about 30 minutes give or take a little). That will get you about 4 cups of shredded chicken.
Nutrition notes. This is a high protein and low-fat chili that will fit most diets with under 300 calories per serving.
Sodium note. If sodium is a concern for you, skip the added salt is about 140 mg per serving. Draining and rinsing the beans will save about another 150 mg of sodium per serving but you will need to add some low sodium or sodium free borth back in for the fluid lost.
An easy recipe to cut in half.
Start with 3-4 cups of shredded cooked chicken.
Chop a medium onion.
In a large crock pot, combine the shredded chicken, the chopped onion, 48 oz jar of cooked Great Northern or Navy beans not drained, 16 oz jar premade Salsa Verde, 4.5 oz can chopped chilies, 2 teaspoon cumin, 2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 14 oz low sodium chicken broth.
Cook on low for 4 hours.
Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili a la Crock Pot
- 3-4 cups shredded chicken - about 1 pound
- 1 medium onion - chopped
- 48 oz cooked great northern beans - jar undrained
- 14 oz chicken broth - low sodium preferred
- 16 oz salsa verde
- 4.5 oz chopped chilies
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Start with 3-4 cups of shredded cooked chicken.
- Chop a medium onion.
- In a large crock pot, combine the shredded chicken, the chopped onion, 48 oz jar of cooked Great Northern or Navy beans not drained, 16 oz jar pre-made Salsa Verde, 4.5 oz can chopped chilies, 2 teaspoon cumin, 2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 14 oz low sodium chicken broth.
- Mix well.
- Cook on low for 4 hours.