Chicken chile verde with tomatillos and cabbage-celery slaw

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Chicken chile verde with tomatillos and cabbage-celery slaw

Dairy-Free, Carb-Conscious, Lean & Clean, Soy-Free, Paleo, Diabetes-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Mediterranean

2 Servings, 460 Calories/Serving

20–35 Minutes

We’ve simplified chile verde, a beloved Latin dish, making this terrific comfort food doable at home in less than 30 minutes.

The Heart-Check Certification indicates the recipe meets the American Heart Association®’s nutrition requirements. To remain at or under the maximum 600mg sodium per serving, use no more than ⅛ teaspoon salt to season this recipe. We also recommend using the lower amounts of oil suggested for preparation.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 organic yellow onion
  • Sun Basket chili spice blend (chili powder - coriander - cumin - sweet paprika - granulated garlic)
  • Sun Basket tomatillo sauce base (tomatillos - mild green chiles - onion - scallions - cilantro - pumpkin seeds - garlic - sesame seeds)
  • 1 wedge organic green or other cabbage (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 organic celery rib
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons dry-roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 460, Protein: 42g (84% DV), Fiber: 9g (36% DV), Total Fat: 23g (35% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% DV), Cholesterol: 95mg (32% DV), Sodium: 400mg (17% DV), Carbohydrates: 22g (7% DV), Total Sugars: 7g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the chicken

In a medium sauce pot, add the chicken and enough water to cover by 2 inches, making sure the breasts are separated, and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat until opaque and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the chicken to a plate to cool. Reserve 1 cup [2 cups] chicken cooking water for the chile verde. Using a fork, shred the chicken.
While the chicken cooks and cools, start the chile verde.


Prep the onion; cook the chile verde

  • Peel and coarsely chop enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, season with salt, if desired, and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chili spice blend and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatillo sauce base and reserved chicken cooking water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the shredded chicken and continue simmering until the mixture is the consistency of a thick stew, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt, if desired, and pepper.
While the chile verde cooks, prepare the slaw.


Make the cabbage-celery slaw

  • Cut away any core from the cabbage; thinly slice the cabbage.
  • Thinly slice the celery.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro; set aside half for garnish.
In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, celery, pumpkin seeds, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil, and half the cilantro. Season with salt, if desired, and pepper.


Transfer the chicken chile verde to individual bowls. Garnish with the remaining cilantro and as much cabbage-celery slaw as you like. Serve the remaining slaw on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Shred the chicken.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Assemble the slaw.
  • Add the garnishes.

The Heart-Check Certification applies to original recipes only and does not apply when a protein customization is utilized.