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Green Chile Chicken Chili

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours

Makes

10 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

The prep work for this chili is easy thanks to several pantry staples. It’s loaded with shredded chicken and beans. The spicy heat can be tamed a bit with cool sour cream. —Fred Lockwood, Plano, Texas
Green Chile Chicken Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred chicken with 2 forks, discarding skin and bones; return meat to slow cooker. Stir in the beans, sour cream and cilantro; heat through. Serve with toppings as desired.

Can you freeze Green Chile Chicken Chili?

Before adding sour cream, cilantro and toppings, cool chili. Freeze 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 as desired.

Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 320 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 32g protein.

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