Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup

Growing up, my dad was the cook. He is amazing at mixing this and that, not measuring a thing, and having a beyond awesome dinner ready - usually in 30 minutes or less. My mom on the other hand, made the grilled cheese, macaroni-and-cheese with hot dogs, and hot dog potato boats. (Never had one?? First, I'm terribly sorry. Second, here is the recipe so go make one!) Funny thing is - my siblings and I always looked forward to those simple, "mom-made" meals. One of my favorites she would make is this Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup. All you do is throw your ingredients in the crock pot, go to work/school/church, come home and voila - one of the easiest and tastiest soups I've found yet!


Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup
4 SERVINGS 
PREP: 10 minutes           COOK: 3 hours            READY IN: 3 hours 10 minutes


  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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INGREDIENTS


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Tortilla chips 

DIRECTIONS


  1. Place chicken in crock pot. Pour broth, beans, corn, salsa, and taco seasoning over chicken. 
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 3 hours). 
  3. Remove chicken and shred. Re-add chicken.
  4. If desired, add sour cream and cheese to crock pot. Stir until smooth. (Or add desired amount to individual servings)
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.

NUTRITION FACTS



    1 cup serving (with sour cream and cheese)    568 calories   22.4 g fat   50.1 g carbs    43.5 g protein    4.5 g sugar        
Enjoy!

29 comments:

~ Matt and Erin Kern ~ said...

This was so yummy! However, it states that it serves 8. I'm not sure if that was a typo, but there was just enough for 4 adults even with a side salad and some garlic bread. So delicious though, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Kaitlyn said...

Erin - thanks so much for clearing that up! I get typing up these recipes sometimes and need to double check a few things. I'm glad you enjoyed it though :)

Natalie said...

Way yummy. My husband went back for seconds!

Cambria said...

Thanks, Natalie! We're so glad you - and your husband - liked it!

Anonymous said...

Is there enough broth for the soup with only 1 cup?

Kaitlyn said...

There is usually enough broth - but it is a thicker soup for sure. If you added more I'm sure it would still turn out great!

Logan Dawn said...

I added an extra chicken breast and about half a cup more of both broth and beans. It ended up having a more chili type texture, but it was delicious. My picky boyfriend even loved it!

Kaitlyn said...

I'm so happy it turned out!! We sure do love it and glad we could share this awesome recipe with you guys :)

Anonymous said...

Followed the recipe, it was super yummy! Thanks

Valerie Richards said...

Making it for the first time and didn't have any black beans, hope it still taste good.

Cambria said...

Hopefully it turned out deliciously, Valerie! If you get a chance, let us know how it went without the black beans.

Emily Ming said...

I made this for my husband and I and we loved it! Do you think if I doubled the recipe it would still cook in the same amount of time?

Cambria said...

We're glad you liked it, Emily! I imagine that as long as you're cooking it in a large enough crock pot, that doubling it would still allow it to cook in the same time. Let us know if you try it.

Valerie Richards said...
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Valerie Richards said...

I'm glad a can of black beans didn't stop me from making this AWESOME soup,thank you!

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing. Can I use frozen chicken breasts?

Kaitlyn said...

Yes!! Just plop them in your crock pot, cover with the rest of the ingredients, and it will still cook perfectly. Might just take a little extra time :)

Anonymous said...

I added a little cream cheese to it, can't wait to try it!

Cesa Feliciano said...

Thanks so Much for this recipe, I have made it many times now for fiance and I! We love it =)

sacgirl said...

Is this 2 whole breasts, or 2 breast halves? 2 breast halves didn't seem like enough but I didn't want to add more and mess up the ratios. I make chicken tacos exactly like this but I leave out the broth. After it cooks all day, I shred the chicken right in the crock pot and serve n tortillas with whatever taco toppings we like. Very yummy!

Elle1982 said...

What about canned chicken?

Dawn Pierson said...

Great recipe - even my picky eater who doesn't like much thought it was great and when I told her I was making it again she was very excited!

Kristine Robach said...

Making this for dinner tonight. I am using a large can of chicken and half a packet of taco seasoning (my husband doesn't do spicy). Smells amazing, can't wait for dinner!

Kristine Robach said...

That is what I did for tonights dinner.

Zoe Ware said...

I made this tonight. I actually had leftover chicken so I just did it all on the stove. Turned out well!
We basically used it as a dip for our chips. As a "dip" we were even able to convince our 2 year old to try it.

Cassie Chappell said...

I doubled the recipe and my soup isn't as creamy as I think it is supposed to be. What do you suggest to thicken it up? I usually do refried beans for a soup like this, however, wanted to see if you had any other suggestions. Thank you!

Susancas said...

Made this tonight, following the recipe exactly, and it is FABULOUS!! Thank you!

Chera Gilleland said...

1 cup of broth is definitely not enough -- I would say 1 box (32 oz) is more like it!

Very good w/o tortila chips!

Cody Doll said...

Is there a way I can substitute the taco seasoning? That stuff makes me sick.

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