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Chicken Chile Verde

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Chicken Chile Verde is an easy Mexican stew. You can serve it with rice, on a tostada shell, in a taco or burrito.

This recipe is 0 points for me. Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

This is probably one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made.

Instead of buying tomatillos and peppers to make my own sauce I used salsa verde. It was much easier but still full of flavor.

Using a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store helped save time too. You could also use leftover cooked chicken breast.

How to make Chicken Chile Verde:

The first thing I did was got my chicken ready. Remove the skin and shred the chicken breast.

Add the salsa verde, shredded chicken breast, garlic, cumin, oregano and cilantro to a medium saucepan.

Turn the heat to medium and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice and dinner is done!

I like to serve my Chicken Chile Verde with fat free sour cream and cilantro. Since the recipe is 0 points for me I don’t feel bad about serving it with regular rice.

If I serve it with 1/2 cup of cooked white rice it’s still only a 3 point meal for me.

Another thing I love about Chicken Chile Verde is that it’s great leftover. It’s perfect for lunch the next day!

It’s also easy to make a double batch and freeze some. Let the Chicken Chile Verde come to room temperature then put it in a freezer safe container or freezer bag.

To reheat it I put it in the fridge over night then add it to a saucepan the next day and heat through. You could also heat it up in the microwave.

Chicken Chile Verde
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Yield: 4 servings

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  • 2 cups cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded
  • 16 oz. salsa verde
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add the chicken, salsa verde, garlic, cumin, oregano and cilantro to a medium saucepan. Let simmer for 5 minutes then stir in the lime juice.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Chicken Enchiladas

Baked Chimichangas

Bubble Up Enchiladas

Mexican Pizza

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Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Under ingredients you have cilantro twice but no oregano listed


Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Sorry about that! I updated the recipe card.

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