Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is in my family's "Top 10" list. Quick and easy and very good. I found it in the food column of my local paper (San Jose Mercury News) several years ago. Addendum: I couldn't find tomatillos in the grocery store when I wanted to make this recently. I substituted an equivalent sized bottle of "Salsa Verde" and got nearly the same results. Just look for one that the primary ingredient is tomatillos.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil.
  2. Add chicken and cook, stirring often, just until beginning to brown.
  3. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Add shallots and garlic to pan and sauté until softened.
  5. Stir in tomatillos, tomatoes with liquid, chicken broth, green chilies, oregano, coriander and cumin.
  6. Bring to boil, then immediately reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes.
  7. Return chicken to pan along with drained beans and cook about 5 minutes, just until chicken is cooked through and beans are hot.
  8. Add lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

Easy to fix -- all you need is a good can opener! The lime, tomatillos and cilantro give this chili its delicious, zippy taste and fabulous aroma. Be sure to have lots of cheese, red onion, extra lime wedges, sour cream, jalapenos, etc. for your diners to put on top. Yummy!

Lynnzie April 02, 2002

I think some of my best recipes also came out of the food section,in the newspaper.Delicious chilt-not so hot you cannot eat it,just enough heat.I loved it,different from other chili.Thank-you Sharlene~W.

out of here August 25, 2005

I was going to post an almost identical recipe. I skip the salt and sometimes top mine with reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese. This also freezes well- defrost in fridge overnight and reheat over medium-low heat. Very tasty!

BecR April 19, 2005