Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

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This healthy crockpot salsa verde chicken soup is mega flavorful and takes less than 10 minutes prep! 

This healthy crockpot salsa verde chicken soup is mega flavorful and takes less than 10 minutes prep! | chelseasmessyapron.com

This Mexican-flavor inspired salsa verde chicken soup is not only a delicious soup, but it’s also one of the easiest & quickest meals to make! It is through and through a dump it and forget about it kind of meal with NO veggie prepping required! Literally dump some in some canned veggies + beans, jarred salsa verde, a few seasonings, and uncooked chicken breasts in your crockpot and before you know it, dinner is served! This is one of my favorite meals to make when the weather is cold outside and I have a busy day ahead —  throw it all in and forget about it.

It’s also a soup the whole family loves and can customize to their own tastes. Serve this soup with some optional toppings and let everyone customize their own bowl just how they want it!

Our favorite toppings for this salsa verde chicken soup?

  • Freshly grated pepper-jack cheese (or a Mexican blend!)
  • Fresh avocado or guacamole
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh squeeze of lime juice
  • Fried tortilla strips or pre-packaged tortilla strips
  • Sour cream

Enjoy!This healthy crockpot salsa verde chicken soup is mega flavorful and takes less than 10 minutes prep! | chelseasmessyapron.com

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Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

4.75 from 4 votes
This healthy crockpot salsa verde chicken soup is mega flavorful and takes less than 10 minutes prep! 
Print Recipe

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

4.75 from 4 votes
This healthy crockpot salsa verde chicken soup is mega flavorful and takes less than 10 minutes prep! 
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups chicken stock or broth (stock has more flavor)
  • 1 cup salsa verde, canned or homemade
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) southwestern or fire-roasted corn, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-2 chicken bouillon cubes, optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro stems removed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toppings: sour cream (we use fat free), additional fresh lime or cilantro, fresh avocado, pepperjack cheese

Instructions

  • Spray your slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  • Remove the fat from the chicken breasts and add them to the slow cooker along with the chicken stock or broth, salsa verde, drained and rinsed black beans, undrained corn, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and optional bouillon cubes.
  • Cook for 3-5 hours on high or 5-8 hours on low or until chicken easily shreds.
  • Remove and shred the chicken, add the lime juice, chopped cilantro, any additional seasonings to taste (salt, pepper, more cumin or chili powder -- there's a bit of variance on additional based on the salsa verde you used; I err on less so you can always add more). Return shredded chicken and stir. Spoon soup into bowls.
  • Top soup bowls with your desired toppings - freshly grated pepperjack cheese (we love lots of it!), a dollup of sour cream, extra lime, extra cilantro, and/or a chopped avocado.

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  1. Salsa verde is one of my favorite things because those tomatillos are SO delicious! I’ve been under the weather and this soup is just what I need, and I love that it’s made in a slow cooker! Pinning. πŸ™‚

  2. I love no brainer soups like this, and I love salsa verde! I’ve been putting it on my eggs every morning lately. SO good. also Chelsea, “optional toppings of avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice”?? not optional. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Yay, I love finding new slow cooker recipes especially during this time of year. The flavors in this soup sound so good, such an awesome idea to add the salsa verde in here! And that picture is stunning and makes me want to dive right in! Pinning πŸ™‚

  4. oh my gawd!! I was *this* close to trying to make this yesterday but I could not find my salsa verde! I had to clean out my pantry today and I still can’t find it. . anyway, ended up making chili without it but I love salsa verde. . and love soup!! Pinning this one!!

  5. Yummmm! We love salsa verde at our house! And this soup looks awesome – I love anything I can make in my crockpot! I hope you all feel better soon! Being sick is no fun!

  6. Slow cookers for the win! We are on a Mexican kick and I’m all about chicken dinners right now. You always take a classic and give it a new fresh twist! Awesome job Chelsea, pinning!

  7. I could definitely go for a bowlful of this gorgeous-ness right about now! I have a thing for salsa verde and I’m thinking I would love it in soup form even more! Love that it’s all made in the slow-cooker. πŸ™‚ Pinned!

  8. I love tomatillos and the zesty zing they bring to recipes! The only thing I don’t like is how sticky they are under the husk. But, once you get a taste of that fabulous-ness ~ they’re hard to resist.

    This Salsa Verde Soup looks amazing and I love that it’s made in a Slow Cooker. Great recipe! πŸ™‚

  9. Just put this together in the crock pot!!! Looking forward to having a bowl when I get home from work… On this snowy Monday!!!!

  10. 5 stars
    I made this soup by the recipe last fall… And it was an INSTANT hit. I have since altered it a little… Doubled the lthe liquids and spices… And added peppers… Red Onion… Carrots and celery. It is a staple meal in our house now!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe with everyone!!

  11. 5 stars
    My family loved this soup. Once everyone had a bowl there was chicken left, but not much broth. Do you have any suggestions on how to double the liquid? Double stock, seasonings,and salsa verde? Thank you!

    1. Happy to hear that! You can double the rest of the ingredients, or reduce the amount of chicken πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  12. 5 stars
    I’ve made this probably a dozen times now because it’s such a big hit with everyone. The only thing I deviate on is the broth/stock – seems the last couple servings are almost brothless, so I use 2 full cans which is almost 4 cups. I like to think my fresh homemade salsa verde is what makes it so good, but I’d bet even with store-bought junk this will still be awesome.

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