A New Me A New You – Verde Chicken Chili

Posted by on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012


This is a first post in what I hope will be helpful recipes for those striving to make some healthy changes.  This recipe is packed with flavor, is quick to make, and is low in fat.  Verde Chicken Chili is made with a deli style chicken and canned ingredients, this recipe can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.  One cup is worth only 6 Weight Watchers points AND it tastes fantastic!

  • 1 large (2-3 lbs) deli-baked chicken (skin removed, meat pulled and diced)
  • 2 10 oz cans green chili enchilada sauce (medium or hot)
  • 2 4.5oz cans chopped green chilies
  • 2 32 oz cartons organic chicken broth
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes (mild or hot)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes ( I use NO CHICKEN)
  • 1-2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1  12 oz can white shoe peg corn, or 12 oz frozen corn
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped fine
  • 2 15 oz cans organic black beans – drained and rinsed

Pull chicken meat from bones and shred into small pieces.

Transfer cooked chicken to a large Dutch oven.  Add the enchilada sauce, green chilies, chicken broth, bouillon cubes, cumin, and corn.  Let soup simmer 10-15 minutes.  Add chopped cilantro and rinsed black beans and let soup simmer another 5 minutes.  Serve immediately with hot bread, or tortilla chips and sour cream.

Makes approximately 14 cups.

Filed in Low Cal / Low Carb,Soups and Salads,Weight Watchers | 4 responses so far

4 Responses to “A New Me A New You – Verde Chicken Chili”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 10 Jan 2011 at 1:33 pm 1

    That does sound great. I am always looking for a new soup to make and this one fits the bill. What an easy, quick Sunday afternoon meal.

  2. Cindy Herringon 01 Jan 2013 at 5:40 pm 2

    Tara made this for my husband and I tonight we LOVED IT, it has such wonderful flavors.

  3. Taraon 02 Jan 2013 at 8:02 am 3

    It was a joy to cook for 2 special people, our neighbors. Here’s to a speedy recovery for you!

  4. Karenon 13 Oct 2013 at 3:47 pm 4

    Tara, I recently discovered that I cannot eat any canned tomato product. Canned tomatoes cause me to have a migraine!
    Whenever Rotel or tomatoes are called for I substitute fresh tomatoes, but I miss the kick of Rotel.
    Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks! It sounds delicious regardless.