This hearty and comforting Slow Cooker Chicken and Green Chile Soup is delicious, super flavorful and literally takes just 5 minutes to throw together!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Green Chile Soup | Eat Yourself Skinny

Ahh it’s officially December!

I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with crock pot recipes during the winter months.  Number one….yes I’m lazy.  Using the crock pot allows you to throw everything in all at once before heading out to work and then easily come home to a delicious, filling meal.  Number two….it makes a TON so it’s perfect on Sundays when I’m meal prepping and want extra lunches or dinners for the week.  Number three….it makes everything just taste so effing good!  Allowing soups to simmer all day not only makes your meat super tender, but the flavors are amplified times ten!

If you’re in the mood for immediate gratification (hey it happens to the best of us) and don’t want to wait all day for your soup to cook then go ahead and make this recipe in a big pot on your stove.  You don’t have to have a crock pot to make this, but c’mon what could be better than staying inside on a cold Sunday afternoon filling your house with the delicious aroma of your slow cooker?

Slow Cooker Chicken and Green Chile Soup | Eat Yourself Skinny

This particular recipe has a lot of spice to it because, well, I maaaay have used an entire jar of green salsa and two cans of green chiles, but don’t worry!  Honestly the heat is just right and definitely not too over-bearing, I usually can’t handle a ton of spice and this was seriously perfect for me.  I also added cannellini beans (white beans), chopped veggies and some flavorful spices and herbs like cumin, oregano and crushed red pepper.  Then I just topped everything off with some fresh cilantro and BOOM – hearty perfection in a bowl!

If you aren’t using a crock pot and are just making this on the stove top then I would highly suggest using a cooked rotisserie chicken rather than chicken breasts.  The meat is so flavorful and pulls apart super easily, but you really can’t go wrong with however you decide to make this!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Green Chile Soup | Eat Yourself Skinny

I always get a lot of questions on which crock pot I use because there are just so many out there to choose from.  I personally own a 6-Quart Programmable Crock Potand I absolutely LOVE it.  It has a removable bottom so that I can store leftovers in the fridge or throw in all the ingredients the night before, keep in the fridge overnight then just pop it back on the base when I’m ready to cook.  It’s also completely programmable and automatically turns to “warm” when finished cooking which is a huge LIFESAVER if I’m stuck in traffic coming home from work – I don’t have to worry about over-cooking.  Another thing that is great is even though the the crock pot may be huge, it has the ability to cook everything evenly, no matter how much or how little you have in it.

It’s also under $50 which is pretty affordable!

Trust me, this will be your best investment for your kitchen or would make a great idea for your holiday wish list.  I tend to make shredded salsa chicken and turkey chili on the reg (literally like every other week) so it really comes in handy especially when meal prepping!

5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken and Green Chile Soup

This hearty and comforting Slow Cooker Chicken and Green Chile Soup is delicious, super flavorful and literally takes just 5 minutes to throw together!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (16 oz) jar salsa verde (green salsa)
  • 2 (4 oz) cans diced green chiles, undrained
  • 2 (15 oz) cans cannellini beans (white beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
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Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients into a 6 quart crock pot, except for the cilantro, cover and cook on low heat for about 5 hours or until chicken breasts are cooked through.
  • Remove chicken, shred and stir back into the soup. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.6g | Protein: 20.7g | Fat: 2.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 7.9g | Sugar: 3.2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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17 Comments

  1. Debra says:

    I just made this and it is sooooo delicious! I have your butternut squash and farro chili cooking in the crock pot right now too! Looking forward to trying it when its done. Thanks for the recipesame.

  2. Amy says:

    So yummy! I only put one can of beans in, used rotisserie chicken and exchanged one cup of the chicken broth for water lowering the calorie count to about 120 per cup. Still tons of flavor!

  3. Melinda says:

    Hi! I just found your recipes on Pinterest and can’t wait to try these at home! I have a silly question…if I cook this on the stove using the cooked rotisserie chicken, how long should I cook the soup?

    1. Kelly says:

      I LOVE making soup with rotisserie chicken and what I like to do is simmer the soup for about an hour, then add the chicken and cook for an additional 20 to 30 minutes 🙂 Enjoy!