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bowl of chicken chili with glass of beer alongside of it, chips crushed on top, as well as dollop of sour cream and green onions.

15 Gluten-Free Soup Recipes! + Green Chicken Chile Soup

This green chicken chile soup has the best flavor, made with chicken thighs, salsa verde, and warm spices. Easy to make on the stovetop for a weeknight dinner. Plus 15 other gluten-free soup recipes to inspire!
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Prep Time :20 minutes
Cook Time :35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • 3/4 teaspoon Watkins Fine Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 12-14 ounce jar salsa verde
  • 1 4 ounce can mild green chiles
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Watkins organic dried bay leaves
  • 1 14.5 ounce can white beans drained and rinsed
  • juice of one lime
  • garnishes: shredded cheese tortilla chips sour cream, green onions


  • Sprinkle salt over chicken thighs. Heat 1 tablespoon olive over medium high heat in a heavy stock pot, and add chicken thighs in individual layer. Sear on both sides 4-5 minutes to get a golden brown crust. Remove chicken thighs and set aside.
  • Turn heat down to medium and add diced onion + pinch of salt to chicken drippings in pot, and saute until translucent, about 7 minutes. Add smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, and oregano leaves. Stir and coat onion, and you will start to smell the spices become fragrant, cooking for 1-2 minutes. Add a tablespoon more olive oil, and stir in garlic, cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chicken back to pot, along with salsa verde, diced green chiles, chicken broth, and bay leaves. Stir, and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a light simmer, and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken thighs and shred using forks. Add back to pot, along with white beans, cook for 10 more minutes. Stir in fresh lime juice.
  • Remove bay leaves, and serve with shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, and minced green onions.