Chef John’s Green Chicken Chili Recipe

Chef John’s Green Chicken Chili Recipe

How To Make Chef John’s Green Chicken Chili Recipe

The breast is the leanest part of a chicken. No wonder a lot of health buffs and fitness enthusiasts are drawn to this specific cut of meat. Besides that, you can make all kinds of dishes with it! Just take a look at this collection of chicken breast recipes, and you’ll be surprised by the range of options. Try it out and make everything from crispy baked dishes to tender slow-cooked renditions.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 60 minutes



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (4.5 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Remove from pot and set aside.

  2. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.

  3. Stir in the chopped green chilies, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Cook for 2 minutes to toast the spices.

  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add the browned chicken back into the pot. Cook for 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

  5. Stir in the drained white beans, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  6. Serve hot with optional toppings, such as sour cream, shredded cheese, and sliced jalapenos. Enjoy!


  • Calories : 320kcal
  • Total Fat : 8g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 48mg
  • Sodium : 978mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 31g
  • Dietary Fiber : 8g
  • Sugar : 4g
  • Protein : 30g
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