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Roasted Poblano and Chicken Soup [Whole30 option, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Roasted Poblano & Chicken Soup is the perfect one-pot soup for any day of the week! Flavorful, light & hearty, and packed with good-for-you ingredients. The perfect soup for when you are craving a hearty soup with just the right amount of spice!

Roasted Poblano and Chicken Soup | Lexi's Clean KitchenEasy Roasted Poblano & Chicken Soup

If you haven’t tried fire roasted poblano peppers, I highly recommend it! They add such a great smokey flavor to any dish and are super easy to make!

Roasted Poblano Peppers

The combination of smoky poblano peppers, creamy broth, salty tortillas and perfectly cooked shredded chicken in this dish is absolutely amazing. One of my favorite soups right now and great for game day, too!

Roasted Poblano and Chicken Soup | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Nut-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, whole30 option, and paleo-friendly… count us IN! Such a great soup for when you are serving a crowd and looking for an allergen friendly option!

How do you cook poblano peppers?

  • How to roast poblano peppers on the stove: Place your chile on the stove burners over a medium flame. Turn with tongs as each side blisters, until the skin is toasted and charred!
  • How to roast poblano peppers in the oven: Place the poblano peppers on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes, turning halfway, or until the skin is browned and blistered.

What can I use in place of poblano peppers?

  • Anaheim
  • Bell pepper (milder)
  • Canned chile peppers
  • Serrano pepper (hotter)

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Easy Roasted Poblano & Chicken Soup (VIDEO)

5 from 7 votes
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or oil of choice
  • 4 medium fresh poblano chile peppers roasted directly over an open flame or broiled for 5 minutes until blackened and blistered
  • 2 yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6- ounce can green chilies
  • 1 14.5 ounce can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Tortilla chips crumbled
  • Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 avocado diced
  • Fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper sliced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1 lime sliced into wedges


  • Roast Poblanos: Turn on the flame on your gas stove and place poblano peppers on the flame. Turn often until charred. OR in the oven: Place the poblano peppers on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes, turning halfway, or until the skin is browned and blistered.
  • In a large dutch oven, heat oil on medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, and carrots. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  • Chop the poblanos into small pieces then add the poblano peppers and the spices and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, green chilies, beans, and spices. Stir until well combined. Cover and bring soup to a boil.
  • Once at a boil, turn down heat and add in chicken. Let simmer covered for 20-25 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through and no pink remains. Take soup off the heat.
  • Gently take the chicken out of the soup. Let cool, shred and set aside.
  • Using a liquid measuring cup, scoop 4 cups of soup into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add pureed soup and shredded chicken back into the soup and stir well.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Serve warm with desired toppings!


Instead of transferring 4 cups of soup to a blender, feel free to use an immersion blender in this step if desired! If using an immersion blender, make sure to leave some of the veggies whole, and avoid over-blending. The soup shouldn't be a pureed soup!
This soup isn't super spicy, but to avoid spice, scrape out seeds from any peppers!
Want to sub the poblano pepper?


Serving: 6gCalories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 32gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1100mgFiber: 5.2gSugar: 4.8g
Author: Lexi

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  1. What can I use instead of onions? We do not eat them! Or could I just leave them out?

  2. This was phenomenal 🥰😚🥰 I didn’t even miss the cream or cheese I normally would use. There was soo much flavor, we loved it. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this soup so many times because it’s easy, filling, flavorful, and packed with lots of protein and fiber. It’s great on its own or garnished with shredded cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream, avocado/guacamole and chips.

  4. Can this be frozen? I’d love to use the poblanos from my garden but it’s too warm for soup right now.

  5. 5 stars
    This is my all time favorite recipe! I was served this a few years ago and have forwarded this recipe to probably 50+ people since. It is super easy, healthy and always gets raves. I make it at least 2x a month. Tastes even better the next day. I often double the recipe and pretty much follow it as is. A real keeper!

  6. 5 stars
    Thanks for this! Poblanos are my favorite!! Since I found this recipe I’ve made different versions of it four times now. I highly recommend roasting tomatillos under the broiler, blending them, and adding them to the broth. I often add different kinds of chili powder and or smoked paprika. I quadruple the recipe for lots of leftovers.

  7. 5 stars
    Great recipe-easy and tasty. Made as shown except that I added 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika. Will make again.

  8. Sounds delicious and I’m anxious to try it. Do you rinse the beans before adding to soup or do you use the “juice” the beans are in?

  9. Tried this and followed the directions exactly and it was delicious, thanks for turning me on to this different kind of soup