Chicken Soup with Adzuki Beans, Escarole, and Sweet Potato

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This absolutely delicious soup was created to help use up the Adzuki beans, wild rice, and sweet potatoes in my pantry. I decided to use the sweet potato instead of regular potatoes, and was delightfully surprised by the wonderful flavor blend it created with the sweetness of the onions, garlic, and Adzuki beans. I also wanted to try escarole in a soup, and the result was fantastic. Adzuki beans are found in any health food or specialty store, and in many national grocery chains. They have a great nutty, slightly sweet taste, and are especially tasty added to chicken soups of any kind.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ quarts chicken broth

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1 cup dry adzuki beans

  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice

  • 2 onions, cut into large chunks

  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed

  • 1 zucchini, cubed

  • 1 yellow squash, cubed

  • medium head escarole, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Place the chicken broth in a large pot. Mix in the chicken thighs, adzuki beans, wild rice, onions, and garlic. Season with sage, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook 1 hour.

  2. Remove chicken from the pot, shred with a fork, and set aside.

  3. Stir the sweet potato into the pot. Continue cooking about 5 minutes, until sweet potato is slightly tender. Mix in the zucchini, yellow squash, and escarole. Continue cooking 15 minutes.

  4. Return the shredded chicken to the pot. Cook until heated through. Increase the amount of broth if the soup seems too thick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
2g Fat
29g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 550mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.