Green Chicken Chili Chicken Rice Recipe

Made with Success® Basmati Rice, poblano peppers, white beans and tomatillo sauce, this quick and easy green chili is loaded with yummy flavors.

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Green Chicken Chili Chicken Rice Recipe

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 jar (16 oz) tomatillo salsa
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced into matchsticks


  • This Green Chicken Rice Chili is a comforting complete meal that’s ready in minutes. Surprise the family with this unique dish for Mexican night!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion and poblano pepper and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until slightly softened.

    Step 3

  • Stir in chicken broth, salsa and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until flavors are blended. Add rice and chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.

    Step 4

  • Serve chili garnished with Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and radishes.

    Recipe Tips

    To make this dish more kid-friendly, make sure you use a mild salsa.

    Any leftover chili can be used as a filling for burritos for lunches the next day.

Mexican Night!

For a flavorful fiesta any night of the week, this is one of our go-to dishes. We love tacos and enchiladas as much as anyone, but this rice bowl is unique, loaded with flavor and comes together in minutes, thanks to our aromatic Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice. Made from simple pantry ingredients, this dish is a complete meal in a bowl. White beans and chicken provide protein to keep everyone at the table satisfied for hours.

For a full chili dinner, serve alongside Festive Cornbread or cheesy muffins. And, if you’re a chili lover, you’re definitely going to want to try this hearty Pumpkin and Brown Rice Chili seasoned to perfection along with beans and vegetables topped with creamy avocado slices. Or, get creative with these Chili Rice Lettuce Cups for a taco-like version for dinner!

The Right Spice

This recipe calls for one poblano pepper. This type of pepper is mild and is often used to make stuffed peppers or other Mexican classics like Chiles Rellenos. If you prefer a spicier dish, feel free to replace the poblano pepper with a jalapeño or serrano pepper.

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