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

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“This spicy, satisfying soup is one of my husband’s winter favorites,” notes Linda Lashley from Redgranite, Wisconsin. “It’s quick to make but tastes like it simmered all day, and what a great way to use up those last tortilla chips in the bag. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, it’s delicious reheated!”
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 with 3 tortilla chips (calculated without cheese) equals 194 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 17 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

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

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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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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

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

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