Southwest Chicken Chili

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Southwest flavors shine in this chili chicken recipe.  Made in 30 minutes, this one-pot soup recipe is a delicious family dinner idea.  Southwest chicken chili is a must try recipe. 


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 15.5 oz. cans great northern beans, drained
  • 7 oz. can diced green chilies
  • 4 tbsp. homemade chicken taco seasoning (or 1 packet taco seasoning)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • olive oil
  • optional: greek yogurt, fresh lime slices, cilantro, tortilla chips


  1. Over medium-high heat, add olive oil to a large stockpot.  Sear chicken thighs for about 4-6 minutes, or until browned on one side.
  2. Flip chicken thighs and continue cooking until cooked through, about another 4-6 minutes.
  3. Add garlic.
  4. Shred chicken thighs using 2 forks into bite-sized chunks.
  5. Add taco seasoning, stir, and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  6. Add chicken broth, beans, green chilis.
  7. Simmer for 20 minutes
  8. Serve topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt, squeeze of lime juice, cilantro and crushed tortilla chips.