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

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This spicy soup is one of my husband’s favorites. It's quick to make but tastes like it simmered all day—and what a great way to use up the last tortilla chips in a bag! It's even delicious reheated. —Linda Lashley, Redgranite, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 18 tortilla chips
  • Shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups (calculated without cheese): 194 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

Directions

  1. Place a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Reserve 2 tablespoons broth; add remaining broth to pan. Stir in corn, beans, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  2. Mix cornstarch and reserved broth until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Top servings with crushed chips and, if desired, cheese. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Zippy Chicken Soup in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p57


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wadesworld1973 User ID: 1044011 241485
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"I've made this recipe several times since it originally came out as Zippy chicken soup in the Light and Tasty magazine. I recently made it with leftover turkey and turkey stock from Thanksgiving, and it was just as delicious! I sometimes omit the jalapeno, and frequently add onion and sometimes add extra corn and black beans to extend the pot. I've also tripled the recipe for potlucks, and it's always a hit. You just can't go wrong with this recipe! :)"

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 237241
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"Delicious! I used 2 chicken breasts, chicken stock, omitted the jalape?o, and 2 t chili powder. I also used dried cilantro and added a dash of salt."

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momof2inpa User ID: 3572256 235788
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"Really good and easy. I don't like anything too spicy so I omit the jalapeno. Since I never have cilantro on hand I leave that out as well. Otherwise it's a meal I can make from pantry items and my family really enjoys it. Top with some crumbled tortilla chips, shredded cheddar and sour cream."

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Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 214937
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014 Edited Dec. 15, 2014

"This is a go-to recipe for both my mom and me. We love the kick from the spices and jalapeno, yet it's still comforting. This is the best recipe when it's so cold outside and you just can't seem to warm up!"

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roz2 User ID: 2776976 206328
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"So good! I did cheat and use some dried cilantro leaves and frozen rotisserie chicken from my freezer. Had great results. Thanks!"

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 142615
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Tasty southwest flavors. Came together easily. I had to change the corn for peas because that's what I had and added a yellow pepper. We ate it with sour cream and shredded cheese."

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pschube User ID: 2658481 55573
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"Fantastic soup! My husband raved about it after eating 2 whole bowls!"

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molinaro.ak User ID: 7120798 112956
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"We really liked this soup and will make it again. My chicken was frozen so I boiled and shredded it rather than cooking in the pan. I also omitted the jalapeno, as I forgot it at the store. Still had great flavor. I think next time I will add more cornstarch to thicken it up a little more. Very yummy!"

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sbpugh User ID: 3396804 148932
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Very tasty soup - and easy to throw together with ingredients I have on hand."

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 55652
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Easy enough for my husband to make! Really delicious!"

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