Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup


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I adore soups and Mexican food, so the idea of joining those two in Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup? Sounds amazing, and it is!

a collage of Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup in a bowl with a spoon next to it and a spoon in the bowl with title text reading Chicken & Black Bean Chili Verde Soup

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make it, enjoy it for lunch, rewarm it for dinner, save it for lunch the next day, ANYTHING!

And it tastes even better on day two.

It even makes a pretty fantastic slow cooker recipe, but I’ll have to post that later because it is a little different than this traditional recipe.

Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup in a white bowl with a spoon on it and a bowl of corn and a green cloth in the background

What You Need to Make Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup

I adore the weeknights when I decide to make black bean chicken chile verde soup because it’s just so easy. But the flavor is so complex and unique that it’s a true treat.

All it takes is a few simple ingredients and, as long as you can follow basic directions, you have this soup in the pot!

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 lbs chicken breast tenders, boneless
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 1/2 cup diced green chilis, drained
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups chicken broth
Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup in a white bowl with a spoon on it and a bowl of corn and a green cloth in the background

How to Make Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup

Step 1

In a small pot over medium heat, add the chicken broth, chicken, and spices. Bring to a simmer.

chicken broth being poured into a pot

Step 2

While the chicken is warming, dice the onion and add it to the pot.

onion and a knife on a wooden cutting board next to a white bowl and raw chicken in a glass bowl

Step 3

Chop the tomatillo into 1/4-inch pieces and add it to the pot, stirring well. Cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add black beans and chilis, then remove from the heat.

black beans being added to a pot of chicken broth

Step 5

Chop cilantro and add to the soup as a garnish.

cilantro being chopped on a wooden cutting board

More Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy weeknight dinner ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

Yield: 8 Servings of Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup

Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup

Black Bean Chicken Chile Verde Soup

You are not going to believe how easy it is to make this filling Mexican soup dish. I love black bean chicken chile verde soup because it's just so quick and simple!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast tenders, boneless
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 1/2 cup diced green chilis, drained
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, add the chicken broth, chicken, and spices. Bring to a simmer.
  2. While the chicken is warming, dice the onion and add it to the pot.
  3. Chop the tomatillo into 1/4-inch pieces and add it to the pot, stirring well.
  4. Chop the tomatillo into 1/4-inch pieces and add it to the pot, stirring well. Cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add black beans and chilis, then remove from the heat.
  6. Chop cilantro and add to the soup as a garnish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1662mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

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