Tomatillo Green Chili

Tomatillo Green Chili

Total Time: 01h 20m
Hands-on Time: 00h 20m
Makes: 8 servings

This light, yet satisfying tomatillo green chili recipe is warmly spiced with cumin, coriander and a trio of roasted chili peppers, then paired with tender chicken and cannellini beans.

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  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, cut in half and husks removed
  • 2 jalapeños, halved, seeds and ribs removed
  • 1 green bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 poblano pepper, halved and seeded (optional)
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon + 1 pinch sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
  • 2 bunches cilantro leaves, rinsed and roughly chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound boneless chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans
  • 1 tablespoon Simply Organic® Ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Simply Organic® Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic® Coriander
  • 1 pinch Simply Organic® Cloves
  • Simply Organic® Black Pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • Avocado, for garnish
  • Red cabbage, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. On baking sheet, place tomatillos, jalapeños, bell peppers and poblano peppers cut-side down in a single, evenly spread layer.
  3. Evenly spread garlic cloves among tomatillos and peppers, then drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle 1 pinch salt over top.
  4. Roast for about 20 minutes, until tomatillo and pepper skins blister. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. In a blender, combine tomatillos (skins included), garlic, jalapeño, bell peppers, poblano peppers and cilantro. Pulse until well combined and finely chopped.
  6. In a large stock pot over medium heat, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add onion and sauté, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until onion is tender.
  7. Add chicken, tomatillo and pepper mixture, cannellini beans, cumin, oregano, coriander, clove, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and chicken stock. Stir until well combined.
  8. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  9. Garnish with avocado, cabbage, cilantro and lime.