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Summer White Chicken Chili Verde

This Summer White Chicken Chili Verde is chock full of protein, summer vegetables and flavor. Delicious for a nutritious meal any time of the year!

This Summer White Chicken Chili Verde is chock full of protein, vegetables and flavor. Delicious for a nutritious meal any time of the year! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

This Summer White Chicken Chili Verde recipe was originally shared with you in June 2014. I’ve updated it with new photos, nutrition information and slow cooker instructions. It’s one I love making – leftovers make for quick healthy lunches. Enjoy!

Soup in the summer? Why yes, of course. I’m all in for soup for any time of the year, especially when it’s full of seasonal veggies like this white chicken chili verde recipe I made last week.

This Summer White Chicken Chili Verde is chock full of protein, vegetables and flavor. Delicious for a nutritious meal any time of the year! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

I have always found it best to have soup made and ready to eat in the fridge. It is truly one of my weekly go to meals especially when the late afternoons and evenings are busy with sports and activities or you’re just feeling lazy at dinnertime. It’s fairly easy to put together, though not necessarily quick – and it’s as healthy and chock full of nutrition and goodness as you want it to be. I like to think of soup as a good friend who is always there for you. 🙂

This Summer White Chicken Chili Verde is chock full of protein, vegetables and flavor. Delicious for a nutritious meal any time of the year! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

There is a great local produce market that I absolutely love to visit. I always leave there with way more fruits and veggies than I need, or can possibly cook in a week. I guess you can say this soup was inspired by a desperate attempt to clear out the produce drawer before anything went to waste. In the picture above you see some beautiful cubanelle peppers (that I can never ever resist) and a variation of zucchini I can only find at this produce market in the spring and summer. If you don’t have either of these types of peppers or zucchini just substitute another kind of green pepper (poblano or bell would be great) or zucchini. Cubanelles typically have no heat and they have a light mild flavor so they are fun to cook with when you can find them (my grocery store tends to have them year round, I’m not sure if that’s a regional thing or not).

This Summer White Chicken Chili Verde is chock full of protein, vegetables and flavor. Delicious for a nutritious meal any time of the year! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

More favorite summer soups from my kitchen:

Summer Vegetable Soup with Pesto

Gazpacho

Sausage and Summer Vegetable Soup

Summer soups from my friends:

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup with Rosemary and Parmesan | Kalyn’s Kitchen

Chilled Cucumber Soup | It’s Yummi

Smoky Sweet Corn Soup | Nutmeg Nanny

This Summer White Chicken Chili Verde is chock full of protein, vegetables and flavor. Delicious for a nutritious meal any time of the year! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Print Recipe

Summer Chicken Chili Verde

Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cubabelle peppers, diced
  • 3 zucchini, diced
  • 1 Vidalia onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cans white beans, drained
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup green salsa
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch coarse salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large soup pot, heat your olive oil over medium heat. Add your onion and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. Add your peppers and zucchini and cook for an additional 5 minutes until all the vegetables start to soften and are fragrant. Add cumin, oregano, salt and pepper to vegetable mixture and stir.
  2. At this time add your beans, broth, salsa and whole chicken breasts. Cover pot and bring to a slow boil. Let simmer for 30-45 minutes until chicken is cooked through (take a fork and pull apart to check).
  3. Once chicken is cooked through, pull out onto a plate or cutting board and carefully shred into small pieces using two forks. Add shredded chicken back into the soup pot and cook uncovered for another 10-15 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust.
  4. Serve with lime, fresh cilantro, cheese or Greek yogurt as toppings.

Slow cooker instructions:  Reduce chicken broth amount to 3 cups and eliminate 1 cup water. Add ingredients to slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. Cook uncovered for about 30 minutes to thicken up (optional).

I use this slow cooker and love it.

Nutrition Information from My Fitness Pal: (per cup, does not include toppings) 270 Calories / 4 g Fat / 7g Dietary Fiber / 36g Protein

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Don’t forget to add the extras – cheese, Greek yogurt, lime and lots of cilantro always work for me!

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19 Responses to “Summer White Chicken Chili Verde”

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted June 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I love that you used kusa squash in this soup!!! We grew up eating it stuffed and it grows here in Michigan in July. I will be saving this recipe for next month for sure!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

      I honestly never knew that squash had a name until you mentioned it. We have it for months here!! I think it’s pretty 🙂 I remember you stuffing it, will have to try it!

  2. Erica posted June 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

    You know I’m SO with you on the soup all year!! And that produce is gorgeous. Delicious meal.

  3. Jersey Girl Cooks posted June 19, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Love that you added squash to this! It will be on my must make list this summer.

  4. Olena@iFOODreal posted June 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, Aggie! I was raised on soups all year round – they are cheap and healthy! I actually LOVE a bowl of homemade soup, with fresh herbs and a dollop of Greek yogurt on a hot summer day! The best! And I love that fresh produce you used.

  5. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) posted June 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    This is the 2nd recipe I saw today with that same green salsa. Now, I need to get some!

  6. Gaby posted June 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I want this for dinner tonight!

  7. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted June 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I am a crazy soup lady! I love it – regardless of how hot it is outside. That Mrs. Renfro’s jarred salsa is very good, isn’t it? I’m saving this one to try. Thanks, Aggie!

  8. Rachel Cooks posted June 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Ooooh I think I need to put this on the menu for this week!

  9. sheila posted June 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Aggie, this is my jam! I agree with Rachel this needs to be on the dinner menu soon! XO Sheila

  10. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily posted June 24, 2014 at 9:23 am

    My favorite soup! Your recipe looks perfect. Love the ‘Mexican’ squash.

  11. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer posted June 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I love all the extras – yogurt, cheese, onions, and even crunched up chips! Looks great, Aggie!

  12. Liz posted June 24, 2014 at 10:08 am

    A nice soup. Thank you.

  13. Katie posted June 24, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Oh Aggie this chili looks and sounds divine. I too love soup year round even when it’s 102 out! 😉

  14. KalynsKitchen posted April 19, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This absolutely looks like a wow! I would love this for dinner any time of year.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted April 20, 2017 at 6:36 am

      thanks so much Kalyn! I think you would love it – especially when you get all your zucchini in this summer!

  15. Joseph Requerme posted April 19, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Serving this with lime and ginger will also give some kick in the aroma. Saw something like this in one of the weddings that I covered. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted April 20, 2017 at 6:35 am

      that sounds great!! Thank you for sharing that suggestion!

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