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How to Make Spicy Green Chilli Chicken Soup

I wanted to make a soup recipe that was different than the stuff we normally have. I have about a dozen different soup recipes that I rotate throughout the month, but I just wanted to make something different.

As I’ve mentioned before, my family LOVES the flavours of Mexican food. Cilantro, tomatoes, chiles… we just can’t get enough. So I decided to make a chicken soup that incorporated some of those flavours we love so much.

This green chilli chicken soup is the result. It came out fairly spicy, which we love, but if your family is sensitive to spicy food, you can halve the amount of jalapeno or just leave it out altogether.

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Spicy Green Chile Chicken Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 286kcal


  • 48 ounces chicken broth
  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 5 russet potatoes, peeled and diced large
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 packets McCormick Chicken White Chili seasoning
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen yellow corn


  • Diced avocado and lime wedges, if desired, for garnish


  • Put all ingredients except rice and corn into slow cooker. Add lid.
  • Turn on high and cook 5-6 hours, or until chicken is tender and will shred easily with two forks.
  • Add rice and corn and cook another 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  • Serve with diced avocado and lime wedges, if desired.


This soup is spicy and rich, but it’s also low in fat and healthy!


Calories: 286kcal



Written by Pauline

I'm Pauline, a mother of four grown children, my passion for cooking stemmed from the joy i get cooking for my family. I love to try new dishes, especially when dining out but creating and sharing my own recipes is my favourite thing to do!

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  1. Chicken soup has long been the #1 recommended comfort food when you’re stricken with a cold. studies have shown that ingredients of a chicken soup with vegetables could kill viral cells and prevent the growth of new ones. happy dinner!

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