Chili Verde Soup

Delicious Chili Verde Soup filled with chicken, corn, avocado, cheese and more! It's SO good! Get the recipe on { }

Some people are normal and only eat soup in the winter when the weather is cold. Well, I’m sure you’ve figured out by now that we’re not normal! We LOVE soup all year long. We have a few staple soups that are always good to make. And we also like to try new soup recipes. Today, I’m excited to share with you a new recipe for Chili Verde Soup that we happen to love and will certainly add to our list of regulars.

When it comes to food, I’m a simple kind of girl. My friends and family know I don’t do veggies. Unless they’re cold, completely fresh and crunchy and drenched in ranch (SO bad, I know!) I can do blended veggies in a green smoothie, just as long as its masked with bananas and strawberries. I eat like a 5 year old! The only other way I eat veggies is in soup. With all the flavor that soup brings, its easy to allow some veggies to sneak in there. With that info in mind, we went light on the veggies with this recipe. But hey – some is better than nothing, right?! This Chili Verde Soup is so flavorful and can be changed up depending on what you like. Here is what we did for it…

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Chili Verde Soup
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 1 TB extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (we like to marinate hours in Italian dressing for at least half a day)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (11 oz) can corn, drained
  • ¾ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions, finely sliced
For Garnish
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • cubed avocado
  • sour cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add marinaded chicken to hot oil. Season both sides with cumin, chili powder and salt and pepper. Sear for 4-5 minute. Repeat to both sides of the chicken until cooked through. Set aside and let cool for about 5 minutes, then use two forks to shred.
  2. In a large pot, heat up your salsa verde. Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Add your corn, hominy and chicken. Let simmer 5-10 minutes. Add the cilantro and scallions. Simmer another two minutes.
  3. Just before serving, garnish soup with avocado, cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and more cilantro.

Recipe adapted from Bev Cooks.

Delicious Chili Verde Soup filled with chicken, corn, avocado, cheese and more! It's SO good! Get the recipe on { }

Delicious Chili Verde Soup filled with chicken, corn, avocado, cheese and more! It's SO good! Get the recipe on { }

Delicious Chili Verde Soup filled with chicken, corn, avocado, cheese and more! It's SO good! Get the recipe on { }

The great thing about this soup is it’s FANTASTIC just how it is! Plus, it can be personalized and added to with your own personal favorite ingredients (like olives and tomatoes). Play around and let us know what worked for you.

Happy soup making, friends!

ANY CHANGES MADE: Again, we marinaded our chicken. You can find our favorite way to do this here. We also used plain corn, 1 can of hominy instead of cannellini and forgot to add the lime. Oops! Didn’t need it!
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: I love topping soup with something crunchy. I think next time, we’ll add some tortilla strips. Yum!


Yes, us Luna’s sure do love a good Soup recipe, and this Chili Verde Soup looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it and may have to throw in some beans. 😉

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Kellyn Carpenter
Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.
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  1. 1

    Corn AND hominy….brilliant!
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  2. 2

    This is a perfect Fall dinner!!
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  3. 3

    Ohhh…soup weather! I’m so ready for fall with the chill in the air and delicious things like this soup!
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  4. 5

    It says add marinated chicken but I didn’t see what you marinated with?

  5. 7

    Love it Kristyn – thank you.

  6. 9

    I love tortilla soup so I know I’m going to fall in love with this one too! Yeah for tex mex soups! 🙂

  7. 11

    I love soups year-round too, which is strange because it’s so hot in Houston. This chili verde soup sounds like a great recipe to try – so many great flavors!

  8. 13

    Same here! I love soup any time of the year! This one looks great. I can’t wait to try.
    Thank you for sharing, Kristyn. 🙂
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  9. 14

    I can wait to start making soups. This only looks very hearty and flavorful for sure!
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