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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 289.8
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.7 mg
  • Sodium: 140.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.9 g
  • Protein: 28.1 g

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Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Introduction

This is a really filling soup that's easy to make. Each serving is a hearty 2 cups! This is a really filling soup that's easy to make. Each serving is a hearty 2 cups!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 large carrot, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, diced
    1 teaspoon canola oil
    1 cup onion, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 cup no salt-added petite diced tomatoes, undrained
    2 cans (14.5 oz) reduced-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken, diced
    4 cups no salt added chicken broth
    juice of 2 limes
    2 teaspoons cilantro, chopped

Directions

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan, add the onions, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the carrot and pepper, and cook another three minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.
Remove the lid, add the chicken, garlic, and spices, and cook until no longer pink. Add the tomatoes, and beans. Stir to combine, then slowly add the stock. Bring the soup to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Puree 1/3 of the soup with an immersion blender or mash using a potato masher. Add lime juice lime to taste. Sprinkle on the fresh cilantro and serve.






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  • Very Good
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Put all of it except the cilantro in a crock pot (no need to dice the chicken) cook on low for 7 hours, remove the chicken with a ladle, use immersion blender to thicken, add back the chicken and cross cut with 2 knives, top each bowl with cilantro and a little sour cream and cheese! YUMMY & FAST! - 3/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I loved it. I added more carrots and a can of whole kernal corn. Divided it into rubbermaid containers and tossed it in the freezer. Perfect lunch with a yogurt and an apple. - 3/15/12

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I added the garlic in after softening the onions for four mins. I then added a chilli, two peppers (I used a yellow and a red) and carrot in to saute for 2 mins before adding the chicken. It cooked perfectly. I replaced the black beans with kidney beans. Delish! - 9/2/12

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. I skipped red peppers and topped each bowl with cheddar and avocado. I also skipped the blending step and just left it brothy. The chopping really doesn't take that long. I made this while sick and feeling horrible, and it was easy and even made me feel a little better! - 3/24/12

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I served this with a fresh spinach salad and my family really enjoyed it. - 1/21/12

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  • 6 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Looks like an easy and healthy receipe which should taste grea. I love soup. Some instructions missing, watch that y ou don't forget to add the carrot and red pepper. - 3/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe today and wow is it good. Quick and easy.
    If you are like me and spill things and burn yourself a lot, just use a food processor to puree a third of the vegetables and beans before adding to the soup. - 1/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I added a chopped jalapeno pepper and garlic and put cheese in the bottom of the bowl! Tasty. - 3/19/12

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  • 4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this one! Some quesidilla's with low fat cheese would go well with it. Thanks - 3/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used smoke paprika in place of regular paprika. Great soup. - 3/9/13

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    delicious...makes a bunch. Freezing half for later.
    - 1/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I needed something for lunch and tried this recipe. I had to adapt it for the ingredients I had available - so instead of carrots I used some frozen squash, no stock so water instead, and no lime juice. Still came out very tasty and I have lunch for the week! - 1/21/14

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We really loved this. Delicious and very healthy. Makes a ton. - 3/6/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good soup. Have never blended 1/3 of the soup before, loved the way it made the texture of the soup. Yum. - 11/27/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe. I used the crock pot to fix this. Mine came out a little too spicy, because I used spicy tomatoes. It was still good and leftover soup today was even better. Just next time, I'll stick to the recipe. Thanks for sharing - 11/7/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yumm. I added turkey meatballs instead of chicken and a can of corn. Delicious! - 9/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The spices were just right...delicious!

    I added a sweet potato (cubed and microwaved) to the mix. The carrots were a little underdone. Next time I will microwave them along with the potato.

    Also added some Feta sprinkled on top, which I thought added a lot, and a couple slices of avocado. - 9/12/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make something similar but use RO-TEL tomatoes, mild, original or hot all work fine. - 3/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has become a new favorite recipe. Perfect with all the cold weather we have been having. - 1/29/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this soup tonight with some left over turkey. I also did not have the paprika. This soup was delicious. The lime just made it pop with flavor. We are on a low sodium diet and this was perfect. I will make this again and serve it often. Thank you. - 1/10/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This soup is great but the directions are lacking. Drain the tomatoes? I actually put one cup in undrained and then drained the balance of a 28 oz. can. Sauted the carrots, onion, peppers, and garlic in the oil and built the soup from there. Turned out so I guess I did it right. - 1/14/13

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (2/6/13)
    Hi, The tomatoes are undrained and you only need one cup. But...feel free to make the recipe you own by adding some of your favorite ingredients. Chef Meg


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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I will try this soon.
    - 10/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful soup!! Great flavor and my son even liked it! - 10/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good. My whole family loved it! Thanks Chef Meg! - 9/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cooked the chicken whole, and then pulled it out when it was done to let it cool before I cut it - that keeps it from drying out. And the chicken was awesome, so I might just put some extra in there, pull it out and save it for another meal - but great dish! Didn't get 16 cups though... - 7/19/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great . I didn't have the limes , added a little salt, and some chipotle in adobo, celery, and I did not puree . Still was pretty tasty.Also had with a little square of homemade cornbread.Adding to my soup menu! - 5/20/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This turned out so good! I decided to add half the amount of chicken broth so it would be extra thick. I timed the veggie chopping for those who think 5 minutes isn't enough time for that. I'm pretty slow but it took me 6 minutes to chop everything up. - 3/21/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One question: How in the world can it be 5 minutes to do alll that chopping? That looks like 45 minutes prep. - 3/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is sooooooo good!!!!! I left out the Cilantro as my husband doesn't like it, but nothing else changed. - 3/18/12

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  • Awesome sauce!!!!!!! My husband said it was the best soup he'd ever tasted. I liked that I got full - 10/16/14

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  • YUMMO!!! This is definitely a keeper! Even the hubs loved it! - 3/6/14

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  • Love this soup! Wonderful flavor, and very filling. Will definitely be making this again! - 6/20/13

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  • We truly enjoyed this, tons of flavor! Thank you for the keeper - 4/21/13

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  • This recipe is delicious and healthy for you. My 10 year old nephew
    loved it and went back for more. I used organic tomatoes and black beans. I also added the whole can of tomatoes without draining it. I will be making it again and again. Thanks Chef Meg - 3/28/13

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  • This was a super soup! It was easy to fix, didn't take ages and tasted wonderful. I did use the whole can of diced tomatoes, not just 1 cup, and skipped the puree step as I don't have an immersion blender. Froze the leftovers for lunches later. - 3/22/13

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  • I love the recipe and I have put some in the freezer for later. - 3/20/13

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  • great recipe. I started with cooked chicken, added a can of black and red beans( what I had). I used a can of tomatoes with chili peppers giving it a bit of a kick. - 3/19/13

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  • We LOVED this soup!! We pureed the entire soup (for some reason my husband prefers his soup this way!)and it was so yummy. It was easy adn cheap to make. We will definitely make this again! - 3/19/13

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  • This soup had good flavor. I really like the touch of lime flavor. It is indeed a brothy soup. If I make it again I will omit all of the chicken and half of the black beans until after the puree step. I topped it with avocado and light sour cream. I don't like cilantro so I left that out. - 3/18/13

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  • I like to use my own beans that I cook, I always have some on hand. We don't care much for cilantro at our house, so I use the Italian flat leaf parsley instead. - 3/18/13

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  • I just printed up this recipe on 2/6/13 and its nutrition info said 217 cal, 2.3g Fat and 29.9g carbs. Now its changed. WTH???? I made it for dinner last night and wanted to add it to my nutrition tracker. Now I've had more calories then what I thought. I added more chili powder and cumin. - 2/11/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I do not have an immersion blender (and have no desire to get one) and I don`t know anyone who does have one....anyway, I just looked at this and do not see how it could come up to 16 cups! - 2/6/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yum, I'm a soup lover and will definitely try this recipe this week. I can make it, freeze it in containers and just pull out from freezer on way to work and eat a great hearty lunch. thx for recipe - 2/3/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Looks Yummy - I will try it.
    Low Calorie Comfort Food :) - 1/3/13

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  • Came out kind of bland. Will increase spices next time. Added the carrots, red pepper and garlic after the onions. The chicken came out overcooked. Also will try others suggestions such as slow cooker. It is healthy and low sodium. (took 25 min to prep all ingred) - 8/21/12

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  • I agree with some of the other comments: This may be a good soup (I make something very like it all the time) but the recipe is very poorly written and edited. - 8/7/12

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  • Recipe leaves out when to add vegetables. Takes a while to chop all vegetables. The pureeing step is weird--you puree the chicken too? Lots of questions and overall just ok. But it tastes pretty good and is filling. - 7/31/12

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  • I thought this was a very good, healthy recipe but nothing special. I added some hot sauce which I thought made it better and my son said it would be better with sour cream and cheese on top but I left it off to cut fat and calories. It is a keeper though. - 7/17/12

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  • Fantastic recipe! I added some Mexican Chili Powder and Cayenne to spice it up a bit. It didn't really need any toppers to be great! - 7/17/12

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  • Can't wait to try> It sounds Yummy - 7/12/12

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  • Made this tonight, awesome. Great flavor. - 6/14/12

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  • We all just loved this, the flavors mingled perfectly. - 6/8/12

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  • Love it! - 5/2/12

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  • This healthy soup was quick and delicious. My kids were asking for the leftovers the next day! Thanks for the tips on adding jalapeņos and cheese. I do agree with the reminder to add the carrots & red peppers; I added them after the onions. - 4/23/12

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  • I used deer meat. Half of our family of 6 liked it. - 4/19/12

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  • I halved the recipe, and loaded up on some jalapeno. It was SO good! Even for summer. Oh, and I didn't have chicken broth so I spiced up some water. It was still excellent. - 4/19/12

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  • Absolutely delicious!!!!! Easy recipe to follow but as mentioned, newer cooks should remember to add carrots and red pepper. I added cayenne for a little extra heat. - 4/11/12

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  • Love this soup - it is very similar to one we usually make (with elk meat instead of chicken). This is quicker as I normally would marinade the elk in the lime juice, and I think we all have days when quick is king. - 4/5/12

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  • This is the 3rd or 4th time this has happened to me with a Chef Meg's recipe. The ingredients will list stuff that is not discussed in the ingredients. It looks amazing and I hope it turns out because I had to guess when to put in the carrot, garlic, and the red pepper because we're not told when. - 3/27/12

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  • This is a nice filling soup. I found most of the ingredients already in my pantry. - 3/25/12

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  • I think I will try to make this recipe,It sounds good.Now that its still lent.I will make it without the chicken and just use vegetable broth.The the next time I will make it with Chicken. - 3/24/12

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  • This sounds mouthwateringly delicious. I already have copied & pasted & sent it to our offspring to try & am looking forward to enjoying it with my MrV. - 3/24/12

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  • Nice to find a good low salt recipe. In place of one of the cans of black beans I put in Hanover Latino blend. The lime juice sort of sank... so make sure to stir often. - 3/20/12

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  • If you replace the black beans with Eden Soy black soy beans, you can greatly reduce the carb count for us type 2 diabetics. 23 carbs per serving is too high, for me anyway. This is a nice utilitarian recipe by subbing ground beef, ground turkey, pork. Heck, tofu or IVP would even work. - 3/19/12

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  • Finally a soup that's close to a chillie that I can eat. Tasty, easier to whip up than trying to make on my own. Takes longer to cook than prepare, my kind of recipe. - 3/18/12

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  • I doubled this recipe--easy to make--tasty--filling- - 3/18/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish! Will try this recipe for sure. - 3/18/12

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  • delicious!! - 3/18/12

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  • Want to try but don't have immersion blender. May try APPYGIRL84's suggestion to puree beans and cooked veggies before adding to soup. - 3/18/12

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  • I made this last week and I left out a lot of the hot stuff. I added just enough Cumin and Chili for out taste and DH smelled it and looked at me, I told him I tried it and like it and I was amazed. SO DID HE, he asked for the leftovers the next day Thnks Pat in Maine. - 3/18/12

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  • I love Mexican and I love soup. This is great. - 3/18/12

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  • Looks awesome, cant wait to make! - 3/18/12

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  • Delicious! - 3/18/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    try - 3/18/12

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  • love the thick soup . would eat daily if i could but as we all know nothing is good for all the time . . - 3/13/12

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  • I like soup in general but this is yummy. - 3/12/12

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  • Delicious and easy to make. I'm surprised the immersion blender worked so well. - 2/28/12

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  • yummy! - 2/11/12

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  • You say to add tomatoes, but there are none mentioned in the recipe. - 2/8/12

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  • Awesome - 2/7/12

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  • My whole family enjoyed this soup. thanks for sharing. - 2/7/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely try this in the next few day. - 2/6/12

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  • Wonderful! My family and I loved it. I did adjust the seasoning, as we like things pretty heavily seasoned. I used 2 Tbsp. chili powder and about 2 Tbsp. cumin. The broth and tomatoes I had were not no salt added, but it turned out great. Will definitely make again. - 1/31/12

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  • A really great dinner recipe!! - 1/24/12

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  • I boiled the chicken first and used my own broth. It was delicious. I wasn't sure if the rest of my family would like it, but they did! - 1/22/12

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  • I really enjoyed this soup. I used reduced sodium fat free broth and added extra spices for flavor. I was skeptical as to whether the kids would like it or not....but they loved it. I will definitely make this again. Good with hot turkey and cheese sandwiches too. Thanks - 1/22/12

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