A simple chicken and bean soup with a little kick. This soup is great on a cold evening after a busy day. This recipe was shared with me by a friend I truly miss.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove onion and garlic to a small bowl.

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  • Stir chicken into any remaining oil in the pot; cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Return onion mixture to the pot; add beans, broth, chiles, cilantro, salt, and cayenne pepper.

  • Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are very tender and the chicken cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can increase the broth and the beans by 1 can each to make extra.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; 7 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 1496 mg sodium. 34 g carbohydrates; 26.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2017
I used low salt chicken broth and white beans with no salt added. The sodium content on this if cooked as told is 1/2 your sodium for the day! Too much! Added my own salt pepper cayenne and cumin really adds to the flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2015
It was a little salty so I may try again with a reduced sodium broth. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2017
I used low salt chicken broth and white beans with no salt added. The sodium content on this if cooked as told is 1/2 your sodium for the day! Too much! Added my own salt pepper cayenne and cumin really adds to the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2015
It was a little salty so I may try again with a reduced sodium broth. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2016
Since I do not care for cilantro I substituted parsley. The soup is not very flavorful you can just taste the cayenne pepper that adds heat. Will add a little taco sauce when serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2017
I used low salt chicken broth and white beans with no salt added. The sodium content on this if cooked as told is 1/2 your sodium for the day! Too much! Added my own salt pepper cayenne and cumin really adds to the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2015
This was really easy to make but the flavors just weren't there. Next time I will add some Mexican oregano and shred the chicken so it can absorb more of the flavors. This would be a quick week night meal for those with little time to spare. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2018
I made this dish for a friend who is undergoing chemo treatments. The meds have made her tastebuds overly sensitive to salty tastes so I left out the added salt and used salt-free chicken broth. Another chemo complication is mouth sores so I also eliminated the cayenne and green chilis as well as the cilantro. Sounding pretty bland right? I made some less spicy substitutions using cumin in place of cayenne and fresh parsley instead of cilantro. Rather than cooking raw chicken I used a precooked rotisserie chicken for added savory flavors. The canned beans and rotisserie chicken seemed to provide plenty of salt already so I would not add additional salt anyway when I cook this in the future. In the end my variation was not as bland as I feared it might be. I did add a few shakes of hot sauce to my individual serving... delicious & nutritious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
This is really good and easy. I used low sodium chicken broth and added cumin too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2016
We love this recipe. I never would have tried chili's. Awesome soup. Read More