Patricia's Green Chile Soup


This is an easy, hearty, spicy green chili soup. I have found that it is a favorite even with picky people! The recipe is always requested. Serve with warm buttered tortillas, cheese, and sour cream.

close up view of Green Chile Soup garnished with pickled jalapeño slices, cheese and fresh herbs in a white bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ cup chopped fresh green chile peppers

  • 1 (5 ounce) can chunk chicken

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 ¼ cups half-and-half cream

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic, green chiles, chicken meat, and cumin. Cook until flavors are blended, about 1 minute. Stir in cream of chicken soup and half-and-half. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  2. Ladle hot soup into bowls. Top with cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
31g Fat
14g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 916mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 50mg 252%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 346mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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