Easy Chicken Chile Verde


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One of the recipes I love most at my favorite Mexican restaurant is chicken chile verde. It’s mildly spicy, tender and deliciously cheesy. So good.

a collage of Chicken Chile Verde next to rice and an avocado on a red plate with title text reading Chicken Chile Verde

Even if you’re not typically dedicated to eating everything with tomatillos in it, once you realize how quick and easy it is to make this recipe, you’re going to want to make it again.

You can seriously have it done in less than 15 minutes.

Which is so perfect for busy weeknights.

Plus, when you realize you can reheat this for lunch the next day and it tastes even better? You’re definitely going to want to make this chicken chile verde.

Chicken Chile Verde in a skillet next to green onions and parsley on a white background

What You Need to Make Chicken Chile Verde

Basically, when I’m in a hurry, I can usually rely on making this easy chicken chile verde with a quick side of rice and a sliced avocado in just a few minutes. And if you use that quick rice in a bag, it’s just a ridiculously easy recipe.

Seriously, this is so simple, it’s definitely in my no-fail category. Basically, anyone can make chile verde chicken, as long as you can follow basic cooking instructions and you have a skillet.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 chicken breast, boneless
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion or cilantro for garnish
Chicken Chile Verde next to rice and an avocado on a red plate

How to Make Chicken Chile Verde

Step 1

Add the olive oil and chicken breast to a skillet over high heat.

two chicken breasts cooking in oil in a skillet

Step 2

When the chicken has cooked on one side, flip it, then add the cream cheese, seasoning and salsa verde.

salsa verde being added to cream cheese and chicken breasts in a skillet

Step 3

Cover and stir periodically to allow the cheese to melt completely.

a red spoon stirring Chicken Chile Verde in a skillet

Step 4

Add shredded cheese chopped green onion before removing from heat and serving!

a hand adding chopped green onion to Chicken Chile Verde in a skillet

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: 4 Servings Easy Chile Verde Chicken

Easy Chile Verde Chicken

Easy Chile Verde Chicken

I love spicy (mildly) and cheesy (very) chicken recipes and this easy chile verde chicken recipe is no exception.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast, boneless
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil and chicken breast to a skillet over high heat.
  2. When the chicken has cooked on one side, flip it, then add the cream cheese, seasoning and salsa verde.
  3. Cover and stir periodically to allow the cheese to melt completely.
  4. Add shredded cheese chopped green onion before removing from heat and serving!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 1110mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

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