Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup

By Half Baked Harvest

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Tortilla Soup |


  • 1 yellow onion, chopped 
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • kosher salt and black pepper¬†
  • 2 cups salsa verde 
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 ounce) black beans, drained 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • tortilla chips, for serving 
  • yogurt, avocado, cheese, and green onions, for serving


1. In the bowl of your crockpot, combine the onion, poblano peppers, chicken, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir in the broth and salsa verde.

2. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

3. Shred the chicken using two forks.

Stir in the beans, lime juice, and cilantro. 

4. Stir the rice into the soup, then ladle into bowls.

5. Top, as desired, with yogurt, cheese, avocado, cilantro, and green onions. Grab a handful of tortilla chips, and serve crushed over the soup or alongside the soup for scooping. Zest lime over each bowl. Enjoy!

Original Recipe available here.