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Black Bean and Chicken Soup Recipe

Black Bean and Chicken Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 154 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 meat, 1 starch.

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sadiegirl User ID: 89629 43655
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."

pcinant User ID: 3231537 130797
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

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

lojo63 User ID: 5895315 130795
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"

Cookie65 User ID: 1332004 107967
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!"

farmgurly User ID: 3783425 37585
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."

snackcake User ID: 4580851 86113
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"didn't change to much i used chicken legs and thighs cause that's what we like and added 2tsp of chili powder.thanks for sharing!"

BABOSRUS User ID: 5030470 64824
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"I didn't like black beans till I saw this recipe. It has become a family favorite. I make it as often as possible when I need something quick. YUM"

shirleyq85615 User ID: 3880046 81047
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"This soup is so quick and wonderful. I serve it over rice for a delicious main dish. Husband loves"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 130779
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"it was ok"

7kcks User ID: 37777 48082
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"A staple in our house. For a richer flavor I use home made chicken broth."

sewampler User ID: 1343927 135726
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"excellent. To save money, I used tomatoes with green chillies instead of the salsa and dark meat chicken. This is a keeper"

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