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A bowl of Salsa Verde Chicken Chili with baked tortilla chips and cilantro in the background.

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili (Quick + Easy!)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Salsa Verde Chicken Chili – This might be the EASIEST chili recipe ever! Just 7 ingredients + 15 minutes and you’re ready to enjoy this lighter take on chili night. (Gluten-Free + Easy!)



For the soup:

  • 1216 oz. cooked shredded or cubed chicken
  • 2 cups salsa verde (green salsa), homemade or store-bought
  • 4 cups water or chicken stock
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, combine cooked chicken, salsa, water, beans, green chiles, cumin, and chili powder. Stir to combine well.
  2. Bring to a simmer to heat through. Taste and add salt, as desired. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
  3. This soup gets better over time, so feel free to make it early!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: salsa verde chicken chili, chicken chili, salsa chicken chili, green chicken chili,