Chicken Chile Verde


Craving for some Mexican foods? You have got to try this dish. Tasty chicken chile verde recipe packs a powerful taste that can be rolled into a burrito, served up with some rice or with tortilla chips. 

This is also the perfect party dish or lunch that you can make  ahead of time, then kept it the fridge and re-heated when ready to eat.


This chicken chile verde contains a pretty long list of ingredients, but is actually quite easy and affordable to make. I bought most of these ingredients from my local farmers market. If you are having a hard time finding the poblano chilies or Anaheim chilies, you can also opt for dried versions.


Chicken Chile Verde
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound tomatillos roughly cut into small pieces
  • 1 bunch green onions coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro with tender stems
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 1/2 pound skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (slightly more as needed per your preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cups large onion chopped (about 2 )
  • 5 pieces medium Anaheim chiles cored, seeded, and diced into large
  • 3/4 cup diced roasted peeled seeded Anaheim chiliess
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick 3-
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Fresh cilantro
  1. Using a high speed blender, puree chicken broth with tomatillos, green onions, cilantro stems and fresh cilantro with tender stems. Set salsa verde aside.
  2. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Place chicken in a large bowl, add salt/pepper, flour and toss to coat
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a Dutch Oven over medium heat. Add 1/3 of chicken, shaking any excess flour, then sear until golden brown on both sides for about 10 minutes. Transfer into a large bowl.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the same Dutch Oven and add the remaining chicken, cook on both sides for about 10 minutes,
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the same Dutch Oven. Add the onion, Anaheim Chilies, Cumin, Paprika and cook until tender for about 4 minutes
  7. Add the chicken then pour in the puree chicken broth from step 1. Add Oregano and a cinnamon stick and stir to combine.
  8. Stir the chicken and broth occasionally for about 1 hour
  9. Season with salt/pepper as needed.
  10. Serve with tortilla or rice and fresh cilantro


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    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:41 am

    omg this looks so good! I love soups and chile and this just looks amazing! i will def be trying this out!!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Yay! Another recipe to add to my collection. I love surprising my family with new dishes. They are my biggest fans! They’ll surely love this Chicken recipe of yours!

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    Jun 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

    This looks really yummy!!! i want to try this but i will tweak it a bit and removed the chile because my kids don’t like spicy food.

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    Jun 7, 2016 at 10:18 am

    My family would love this! We all love a dish with a little heat. I can’t wait to whip this up for the weekend.

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    Jun 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

    This looks amazing! We love Mexican food in our house so I’m sure we would love this!

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    Vera Sweeney
    Jun 7, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    This looks so good! I love making mexican food at home it’s always a favorite with everyone in the family!

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    Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)
    Jun 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Looks really good! The ingredients are so fresh too!

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    Maggie branch
    Jun 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I love the use of fresh ingredients! This looks delicious and soo easy to make!

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    Inspiring Kitchen
    Jun 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    The Chicken Chile Verde looks so tasty! I love easy recipes like this. I might have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Jun 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    That looks so delicious. I think I have all the ingredients in my pantry. I ant to make this for dinner later.

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    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Now this looks yummy!!! I could totally get down on this, great recipe!!

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    Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    Jun 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    OMG, now this just looks incredible. I want a bowl right now! Bookmarking!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jun 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This Chicken Chile Verde sounds amazing and looks so delicious. I am going to have to make this for sure. It looks like it would be one of them dishes delicious after heating it up for left overs too. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos)
    Jun 8, 2016 at 8:56 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love a good chili verde, and this one looks right up my alley-plus your photos are spectacular.

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    Jun 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

    This looks delicious! I wish I could make it right now.

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    Jun 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    This sounds really good. I’ve never had anything like it before. I’ll have to give it a try and hope it tastes as great as it looks. I’ll make it for my family because I’m sure they’ll love it.

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    Melissa Dixon
    Jun 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

    This looks so yummy! I love the pictures, they are beautiful!

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    The Trophy WifeStyle
    Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Omg this chilli looks absolutely amazing!!!! I must give your recipe a try! Yummy!

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    Ann B (@AnnBac9)
    Jun 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    That looks fantastic. I have never tried chile verde before and I know it is something that I would love!

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    The Cubicle Chick
    Jun 8, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Mexican is my favorite. I’m definitely going to try this recipe out now that I’m cooking more at home. Thanks for sharing. – Yolo

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    Ashleigh @Dash of Evans
    Jun 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love that it uses chicken thighs! We love Mexican and spicy food.

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    Travel Blogger
    Jun 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    This looks so good. I’ve been feeling so uninspired in the kitchen lately. I’ve been wanting to try something new.

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    Shanéy Vijendranath
    Jun 9, 2016 at 11:57 am

    This looks so good especially now that we in winter here in South Africa. I really need to start exploring with recipes and cuisines.

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    Marielle Altenor
    Jun 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    This chile verde recipe sounds very good. Lots of delicious ingredients!

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