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White Bean Chicken Tomatillo Soup

White Bean Chicken Tomatillo Soup

This One Pot White Bean Chicken Tomatillo Soup is a hearty and family friendly meal that can be made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. Healthy and delicious, this is an easy comfort food for anytime of year.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 300kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 5-6 lb whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion *diced about 2 cups
  • 1 large jalapeño *diced (deseed for less heat)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 4 large garlic cloves *about 2 tbsp minced or crushed
  • 2 lbs tomatillos (about 10-12 med sized) *husked, washed & roughly chopped
  • 8 cups (2qts) chicken broth
  • 2 15.5 oz cans cannellini beans

For Garnishing

  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 12 oz Queso Fresco *crumbled
  • 2 avocados *cut into slices or cubed
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 2 limes *cut into wedges
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat a large stock pot over med/high heat. Add oil and sauté onions until just soft and sweating. Add jalapeño and continue sautéing for another 2 mins. Add spices and sauté for 1 additional min. Turn off heat. Add whole chicken, garlic, chopped tomatillos and broth. Bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling lower heat, cover and cook on med/low for about 1 hour or until chicken starts to fall off the bone. 
  • Once chicken is cooked turn off heat. Carefully remove chicken from broth and place on a separate plate using long handled tongs and a large spoon. Let chicken cool just long enough to handle safely with hands and then debone. 
  • Place deboned chicken meat back into broth. Open and drain beans. Add to broth. Bring soup back to a simmer over med/high heat. 
  • Once simmering serve individual bowls and salt an pepper to taste. Add your favorite garnishes. 


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.* 


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 2mg