Green Chicken Chili

Green Chicken Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 112.4
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.8 mg
  • Sodium: 671.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 9.0 g

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Introduction

A perfect and spicy way to use up leftover chicken breasts. A perfect and spicy way to use up leftover chicken breasts.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 medium onion, chopped
    1-1/2 cups cooked chopped light meat chicken
    2 cans chopped green chilies
    3-1/4 cups green enchilada sauce or salsa verde
    2 cups pinto beans, soaked over night
    3 cups water
    1 tbsp chili powder
    1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions

Saute onion and chicken with seasonings until onion is tender.
Add beans, chilies, enchilada sauce and water.
Boil until beans are tender.
If desired this soup is wonderful served with a bit of crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheddar cheese on top.


Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WIFEANDMOM.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe for a chili cook off for my husband's work and it won #1 out of 13 different recipes and earned my hubby and his co-workers a day off! I used 2 cans of pinto beans undrained, otherwise I followed the recipe. I was great! - 10/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I soaked the beans overnight. The next morning rinsed the beans, diced chicken (i used raw), diced onions and threw everything into the crock pot and it cooked all day. It was yummy and I froze the left overs into individual servings for homemade "TV" dinners - 1/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    easy and delicious. I used two cans of beans (one red kidney and one black), and added a can of corn (all rinsed and drained) and a can of diced tomatoes (with liquid). to make up for the extra volume, I used two jars (16oz each) of salsa verde (an extra 3/4 cup), and didn't need to add any water. - 9/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    AMAZING. IT WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES EVER. I ALSO USED THE CROCK POT. MY HUSBAND WAS OUT OF TOWN WHEN I MADE THIS SO I AM MAKING IT AGAIN FOR HIM TO TRY. I KNOW HE'LL LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DID. THANKS! - 11/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome. I used chopped jalapenos instead of chiles to add spice. Soooo good. - 12/29/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely make this....sounds gooood! - 11/14/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used a mild salsa verde and omitted the chilis so my toddler could eat it. It was good, but I felt it was lacking something. Crushed tortilla chips may have been the answer, but I didn't have any. I will probably make it again and play with some changes because I think it has promise. - 9/14/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Added 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 gluten free chicken bouillon cubes, 1/4 tsp. dried crushed cilantro and 1 Tbsp. lime juice. This was pretty good. - 3/21/08

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  • yummy - 5/7/20

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  • Incredible!
    This is our new chili recipe. We loved it. - 4/9/20

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  • I have made a version of this recipe over and over. I use great northern beans and add a bunch of garlic and fresh cilantro. Amazing! - 1/15/20

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  • Incredible!
    Just so good.. I added chipotle for a bit of spice.. this was a wonderful pot luck dish.. - 6/26/19

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  • Good
    Great alternative. - 6/24/19

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  • very good - 5/2/19

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  • Excellent - 4/3/19

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  • nice - 4/2/19

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  • Great idea love it - 3/17/19

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  • It was okay. I tasted everything, but it didn't come together as something I would cook again. Maybe beef would work better. - 2/11/19

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  • Very Good
    This was delicious I added some jalapeņos for a little more kick - 1/7/19

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  • This was incredible. I cooked the chicken separately...I live with a vegetarian and chili is for everyone. I substituted the chicken in the recipe with black beans and kidney beans and the dish was still a keeper. Can't wait to taste the leftovers! - 10/23/18

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  • thanks - 10/3/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love this Green Chicken Chili recipe! Absolutely delicious! - 9/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    Awesome!! - 8/30/18

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  • this seems as though it will be delicious. - 8/23/18

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  • yummy - 8/15/18

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  • Looks so good! - 5/26/18

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  • - 3/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    love this recipe it is so good especially on a cold snowy day. - 2/18/18

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  • Good
    Good and filling - 10/16/17

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  • Incredible!
    My husband loves this green chili recipe! - 4/22/17

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  • Delicious! - 1/30/17

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  • Good
    Thought this was pretty good, but not thick or spicy enough for my tastes. Next time will reduce amount of water and salsa verde and add spices and perhaps hot peppers/jalapenos. - 1/14/17

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  • Incredible!
    I used a cup of coconut milk in place of one of the cups of water. I also added in a cup of cooked brown jasmine rice. It was amazing! - 12/1/16

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  • Incredible!
    It was phenomenal!!! Everything tasted great! I didn't add beans to mine but it was still super delicious! Definitely favorite and making again! - 11/2/16

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  • Incredible!
    Very tasty, used a spicy salsa verde, and medium hot chili powder, so left out the jalapeno, and used low fat, low sodium chicken broth, instead of water. Will definitely make again. - 6/9/16

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  • Good
    just over 100 calories - great recipe - 4/9/16

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  • make this at least once a month . . .husband and daughter love it - 5/23/13

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  • Very Good
    very very good. very very fast too, but it does not need any water. - 11/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    This is great! Added extra chili powder and cumin, and a dash of cayenne. - 1/14/12

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  • Incredible!
    I first made this recipe for a Cinco de Mayo party in 2008. It has been a staple ever since! Everyone in the family enjoys it, and it's even better the next day. - 10/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    I made this for my family this evening. It was soooo delicious. - 10/14/11

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  • Very Good
    My husband and I enjoyed this very much. My kids, not as much. That's okay as it left me more for a few lunches. - 11/4/10

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  • Good
    Very tasty! I enjoyed with a little bit of cheese on top. Was a little too spicy for my nursing daughter and my husband refused to eat it. - 7/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    I loved this recipe. This is the first time trying a recipe and having it exceed my expectations. - 4/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    Not only was this fantastic, it was SO EASY!! Perfect with Elaine's Healthy Cornbread Muffins. Thanks for a great dinner! - 3/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    I made this before work this morning. I threw everything in the crockpot and let it go on low all day. Not only did my house smell wonderful, the chili is one of the best things that I have made! It makes a ton, but is so tasty! I will definetly keep and make again! - 3/2/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good. I had to leave out the beans because I'm on Atkins Induction but this was still pretty good. - 2/28/09

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don't do green chilies, but used chili ancho instead, along with tomatillas and cominos. My home canned tomatoes made the right touch. We MExicans do not use spoons either,, MExican food is best eaten using your tort by tearing it into bite sized pieces and pick the food up with it. - 2/26/09

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  • Muy delicioso!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 2/26/09

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  • this sounds good! I have some green chilis and I think I'll use them for this dish.

    Thanks for sharing.
    - 2/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    Amazing! - 2/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    We really enjoyed this. We cooked it in the crock pot all day. It was delicious. - 2/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    I am sooooo addicted to this chili!!! It is just enough bite to make it so you have to keep eating more. And, it is such a great dinner for this extremely cold winter nights we've been having in the frozen tundra of WI. LOL
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    - 12/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet, but the ingredients sound easy to get and it's real close to green chicken enchiladas so I think my youngest will love this. Thanks for the recipe! - 8/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    Can't believe i didn't review sooner--it was so good and just had the right warmth in it. - 7/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent and simple. Med-Hot Spicy. Just the way I like it. I didn't change a thing. - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    This recipe was great! And it made enough for lunches for a week. I put it in the crockpot, and just let it go all day. - 5/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    This is a WONDERFUL meal! I was amazed at how spicy this turned out and how much my Hubby (who is Mexican) said it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing! (Oh, I used the Green Salsa when I made it instead of the enchilada sauce.) - 5/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made it yet, but it sounds delicious! - 5/5/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WILL TRY - 5/5/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good! Going to make this tonight. - 5/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    The best chix green chili ever! Husband loved it also! Will be a regular dinner item. - 5/5/08

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  • Very Good
    I also added a can of Rotel and some diced red bell pepper to it, used canned rinsed beans tad less chili powder. Nice dish for Cinco de Mayo, very festive! Ole! - 5/5/08

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  • Very Good
    i made this tonight, i used canned beans, fresh chicken, sauteed it with onion and garlic and added salsa as a topping! even my picky daughter liked it! - 5/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    Wonderful! I added a can of Rotel tomatoes and used canned beans. I let it simmer on the stove for an hour and it smelled so good and tasted even better!Thanks for sharing this! - 4/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    I loved this! I didn't need as much water and I used canned beans, which I think is much easier, but I will definitely make it again! - 4/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    Everybody loved this. The only changes I made was to use canned beans and I also added a can of diced tomatoes. Very good recipe. Thanks. - 4/10/08

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  • Very Good
    This is a very good hearty meal - 4/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    This was soooo good. My hubby and friends really loved it! Next time I think I'll had half the chilli powder because it was a little spicy for our tastes, but still wonderful! - 3/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    Sooo Good! I used left over turkey from Easter and added a bit of cilantro and lime juice. I also substituted canned beans because of a lack of time. - 3/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    I made this using canned chicken (for a time saver) (2 cans) and navy beans...it was fabulous! I also cooked it in the crockpot. It took about 5 minutes to throw all the ingredients in, stir and leave for work. Bonus! Am having the left overs in my lunch today. - 3/27/08

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  • Very Good
    This was really good! We used canned pinto beans to speed up the process and topped it with a small amount of sour cream, which took away some of the tanginess. My husband really liked it and told me to save the recipe so we can make it again! - 3/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    We love green chili. Even the kids eat it! - 3/25/08

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  • Very Good
    I really enjoyed this. I will freeze the remainder and have ready-made meals. - 3/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. I put my beans to soak last night and will be cooking this today. Will add garlic because I love garlic. Can not wait to taste it. - 3/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE IT! - 3/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, can't wait to try - 3/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. I will make this next weekend. - 3/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i am definitely make this next week (going out of town for Easter or i would make it this weekend. it sounds wonderful - 3/21/08

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  • I think using canned beans instead of soaking them would be easier and they also seem to be easier to digest. Like the recipe! - 3/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sound great I will make it this weekend. - 3/21/08

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  • For Good Friday, just omit the chicken! - 3/21/08

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  • Good
    well be making this one over and over as I love chicken and I love spicy food. - 3/21/08

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  • I make green chiili pork with a slightly different reciepie, but I will try this too. - 3/21/08

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  • Very Good
    This sounds like a wonderful winter dinner. Add some cornbread and a warm fire. I am always looking for easy winter meals. This one sounds great. Thanks - 3/21/08

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  • I make this all the time. My husband and I both love it. - 3/21/08

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  • I want to make this today, but it will have to wait for tomorrow as today is Good Friday. I like all the ingredients and the calorie count is fantastic. - 3/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    MMmmm - 3/21/08

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  • Sounds good, IO am going to try it! - 3/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    I didn't make this, but it sounds good. - 3/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    I'll try it this weekend - 3/21/08

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  • Very Good
    I love chili - 3/21/08

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  • this is great and can be vegie by using eggplant instead of
    chicken,great
    - 3/21/08

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  • Looks good. - 3/21/08

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  • I didn't make this, but it looks perfect for our tastes...we will be trying it soon. - 3/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    just the right amount of spice and i'm amazed it's healthy. even my 4 year old daughter ate 2 bowls.- - 3/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    This was very, very good. My husband loved it. Instead of chips, cheese and onions, I served it over a cup of rice. Turned out really good. - 1/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    This was soooo good!! I added a can of rotel tomatoes and used Great Northern Beans instead of the pinto beans and it turned out great!! I will be making this again! - 1/10/08

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  • Very Good
    This is wonderful! Subsitute black beans for pinto beans and add some frozen corn, and a can of chopped tomatoes to add a couple servings without adding a lot of calories! This is very good alll year round! - 11/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    Very good!! If you like spicy this is for you! The serving size for the amount of calories listed is not included in the recipe but i believe it is for a one cup serving. - 11/4/07

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