Black Bean and Chicken Soup Recipe
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Black Bean and Chicken Soup Recipe

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Salsa and cumin add just the right zip to this thick, hearty soup. I like to serve it with corn bread.—Mary Buhl, Duluth, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 154 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 878 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 meat, 1 starch


  1. In a large saucepan, saute celery and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Black Bean Soup in Country Woman September/October 2002, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"A really tasty and quick-to-fix soup! My only changes were to use only 32 oz. of chicken broth and to double the amount of cumin (one of our favorite spices). This recipe will be made often this winter."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"I loved this soup !! It was very easy to prepare and had a wonderful flavor. This is a keeper !!"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Best soup recipe ever,, today was the fourth time we have made it,, we first used it back in September /12. UUU MMM Good"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"This is a yummy recipe, though I do modify just a bit. I only use 2 cans of chicken broth and I puree one can of the black beans for a thicker soup. I sometimes use (turkey) smoked sausage in place of the chicken and I use whatever rice I happen to have, today it's brown rice. Great soup!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"This soup is really good. Both times I've made it, I haven't had lime juice so I haven't put that in but otherwise, it's delicious. It freezes well, too. I have a seal-a-meal that gets daily use and this is one of the things I use it for. I only make half a batch at a time but it's just my daughter and me so there are left overs and I always freeze them. The first time I wondered if the beans would get weird in the freezer but they didn't. They stayed really nice. Last night when I made it, I added a can of corn and that was really good, too."

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