Chicken Chile Verde Crockpot Soup

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You guys. I’m really not exaggerating when I say that I live on an all-soup diet between October and April. There’s nothing better than the smell of simmering a soup on the stove (or in this case, a crockpot) all day, and then getting to enjoy a warm bowl (or three).

This chile verde soup is super easy to throw together and very versatile too. I found this spicy tomatillo simmer sauce (see below) that I used in this recipe, but feel free to make your own salsa verde sauce, or use another brand! You will have to adjust the seasonings at the end though, depending on which verde sauce you use.

Chicken Chile Verde Soup (crockpot)

Serves 4

 

-          2 ½ lb chicken breast

-          1 ½ quart broth

-          ½ onion, diced

-          3 cloves garlic, minced

-          1 c. tomatillo/salsa verde sauce (I used Urban Accents brand “Tangy Tomatillo Garlic Taco Simmer Sauce”- found at whole foods- and it was amazing. I think adding this is what made the soup so delicious! If you don’t have a whole foods available, any other salsa verde sauce will be okay here)

-          2 jalapenos, diced

-          2 cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained

-          4 oz. can green chiles

-          1 bay leaf

-          S&P to taste (I used about a teaspoon of M-Salt, which is a salt/pepper combo)

-          1 tbsp. chili powder

-          1 tbsp. cumin

-          1 tsp. garlic powder

 

Toppings (optional):

Cilantro, tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, squeeze lime, sliced avocado

 

1.       Add all of your ingredients to a crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 6 hours.

2.       Remove the chicken breasts, shred with a fork, and add back into the crockpot. Cook on LOW for another hour. Adjust seasonings as needed.

3.       Add desired toppings, serve and enjoy!

 

*This soup makes the BEST leftovers! Keep it in airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

**I did not add a squeeze of lime to the soup because the tomatillo sauce I used was fairly tart. Taste and adjust your seasonings as needed!

***You can also add some cooked jasmine rice to your bowl before pouring the soup to add a hearty element! This is completely optional, but very delicious.

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