Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

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Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is simple, delicious and so comforting. The hint of coconut and lime make this even better. You can throw this soup together in no time at all and then let your slow cooker do the cooking for you!

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is a delicious soup filled with chicken and salsa verde with hints of coconut and lime.

Hi everyone! It’s Jodi from 5 Boys Baker. Today I’m sharing a simple and delicious Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup recipe!

We are in the heart of winter so soups are something I look forward to a lot. I actually love soup and chili year round, especially recipes that I can make in my slow cooker.

I don’t know about you, but I try to avoid turning my oven on in the summer as much as possible (cookies might be the only thing worth heating up my kitchen for 😊).

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is a delicious soup filled with chicken and salsa verde with hints of coconut and lime. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comNext to my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, my slow cooker is probably my most used kitchen appliance. It’s been a lifesaver on so many days. It’s so great to be able to throw everything in and then walk away. I happen to own four different slow cookers and some days have two or three different things slow cooking at once.

And yes, one of them is usually a dessert. haha. 🙂 

This Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is a favorite around here. The addition of coconut milk might seem a little strange, but I promise the flavor is really subtle and makes this soup that much better! Feel free to garnish it with just a few of the toppings or all of them, you can’t go wrong there.

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is a delicious soup filled with chicken and salsa verde with hints of coconut and lime.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

Course Chicken, Main Course, Mexican, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Holly


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (10 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) salsa verde
  • 2 cans (14 ounces, each) great northern beans, drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 1 small jalapeño seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • juice of ½ a fresh lime or a little more if you’d like
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla strips or chips
  • Cotijo cheese
  • Sour cream


  • Place the chicken breasts in slow cooker and then add the coconut milk, broth, salsa verde, beans, corn, green chiles, jalapeño, cilantro, cumin and garlic powder.
  • Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is done and shreds easily. Remove chicken and shred, then return it to the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper and the lime juice. Garnish with desired toppings. Enjoy!


**My favorite coconut milk and salsa verde both come from Trader Joe’s. I love their reduced fat coconut milk and their salsa verde is so good. But of course, you can use any brands you’d like.
I love lots of beans in my soups, so occasionally I will add a third can of beans, it’s totally up to you.
If you don’t want too much kick, you can cut back to ½ of a jalapeño. You may want to start with half and if you want more kick, add some more.
The coconut milk adds such great flavor, so even if you’re not a fan of coconut, don’t leave it out. My son isn’t a fan and he loves this soup.

Recipe by: 5 Boys Baker



Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is a delicious soup filled with chicken and salsa verde with hints of coconut and lime.

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15 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

  1. I fixed this today and it was so easy and DELICIOUS! This is a keeper, especially for the fall and winter!
    I followed it exactly as written. Since I live in a small town, I was worried about finding the coconut milk at our grocery store. I finally found it though. It’s a strange ingredient for a soup, but it certainly works!
    Thanks for sharing this easy and delicious recipe .

  2. Yumm! I was looking for a dish that I can feed to our ward missionaries on Monday and this sounds perfect! I love how you have listed sour cream twice in the toppings section! Yes! Sour cream is a necessity!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this soup for fam last week, one of our new favs. Making it tomorrow for a new year get together with friends. Excited to share how good it is!!

  4. This might be a dumb question, but do you cook your chicken breasts before putting them in the crockpot? Thanks!

    1. Not at a dumb question at all! No you don’t need to cook the chicken before. It will cook right a long with everything else in the slow cooker 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  5. How long woils you could this for if making over stove top and not in a slow cooker? Okay to use canned corn in place of frozen?

    1. You would need to cook the chicken first then shred it before making this on the stove top. Then cook the soup on the stove-top just as you would in the slow cooker. It will cook faster on the stove stop, so just once it’s nice and warm it’s ready. And yes, you can definitely use canned corn instead. 🙂

  6. So just made this exactly as writen and it came out more like ChilI than it did soup… Household of course, didn’t care they opened a bag of corn chips aNd ate it like dip lol. I really wanted soup tHo! So what should i be aDding to make it more souplike but still keep the original flavouR? Thank you for the recipe and any tips

  7. 5 stars
    Im planning to make this today. It sounds so delicious!!
    Like som else mentioned tho, I dont want it to thicken up like a chili.
    You mentioned adding more chicken broth & coconut milk to thin it out. Would this be equal parts or just double Them both? Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    This soup was sooo good. I was concerned about all the spicy ingredients, but I used them all and it was perfect! The coconut flavor was undetectable and added a great creaminess without using dairy. I used the whole can of chicken broth and added another can of beans at the end to make it more hearty. The crumbled cheese and avocado on top really added to the creaminess and depth of flavor. Loved it!!!

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