Salsa Verde Lime Chicken Chili

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili is an easy and healthier version of everybody’s cold weather dish – Chili! Make this in the slow cooker or on the stovetop, either way it’s delicious.

Salsa Verde Lime Chicken Chili

I know I’ve made a few chili recipes.

It just seems as if there’s so many ways to make it. This one, however, is definitely different. I added salsa verde and more lime to my White Chicken Chili. Not only does it give it a nice sharp tang, it adds a little more heat and flavor

I also omitted the white corn from this one; but feel free to add it if you want.

But, please, whatever you do, please don’t omit the salsa verde.

It’s soooooo good.

Salsa Verde Lime Chicken Chili

As far as beans, I love pintos and white northern beans, I also use black beans every now and then. As I’ve told you before, I just don’t like kidney beans – they’re gross.

Kidney beans remind me of cafeteria lunch chili in middle school…EW. They have this nasty snap when you bite into them.


Stick with the good beans.

One thing I do remember liking a lot is the grilled cheese that came with the chili.

Remember??? It was really dense and greasy as all hell. How did they do that? I’m thinking sheet pan under the broiler with a ton of butter. Possibly.

So glad they were looking out for our health back then.

Anyway, I always looked forward to those but skipped the chili.

Salsa Verde Lime Chicken Chili

Top Salsa Verde Chicken Chili with shredded cheese, sour cream, fritos, more cilantro, or whatever your heart desires!

The day after I made this, I actually put some over big tortilla chips (I drained some of the liquid), topped it with cheese and made some killer nachos in the oven. I was one happy woman.

Make this and take it to your next football party (or whatever fall/winter shindig you like to do).

They’ll thank you.

Here’s your printable-

Salsa Verde Lime Chicken Chili

Salsa Verde Lime Chicken Chili

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes



  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 4 oz. can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, removed of fat and boiled, grilled or baked until done and shredded
  • 1 can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 48 oz. chicken broth (have more on hand - you may want to add more it)
  • 1 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Handful fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Diced avocado
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fritos
  • Tortilla chips
  • Crackers
  • Cholula Hot Sauce
  • Lime wedges


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven.
  2. Add garlic, onion and green chiles, then sprinkle with salt.
  3. Saute, stirring, until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Feel free to add a little water if it starts to dry out.
  4. Add chicken, followed by dry seasoning mixture, making sure everything is incorporated.
  5. Add beans, broth and salsa verde, stir it all together and bring to a slow boil.
  6. At this point go ahead and add more chicken broth if you feel it's too thick. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add fresh cilantro, stir and simmer for 5 more minutes and remove from heat.
  8. Serve.


If you would prefer to make your own taco seasoning (I usually do), mix these together and store in an air tight container until read to use -

1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp seasoned salt (like Lawry's)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp all purpose flour

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 615Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 2840mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 12gSugar: 7gProtein: 53g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Kim

    Love this. Great photos. Pinned!

  2. ally

    Ohhhhh, this is a keeper! Pinning luv!

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