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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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; 1.9 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium. 29.1 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2004
I made this recipe without the "escarole" because I could not get it where I live however the soup was absolutely fabulous without it. My family loved it even my 4 and 6 year old children gobbled it up. My husband commented that the next time I make it he would like more meat in it. I used 5 thighs instead of 4 to make make up for the Escarole and he still wanted more meat. None of this soup was thrown out. We ate all of it over 3 days. It's a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2009
I just didn't like this. I liked the adzuki beans which I was a first-timer with but I had to keep adding water and the rice didn't turn out right. And I didn't like the escarole in it but normally I like escarole. I will not make this again. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2004
I made this recipe without the "escarole" because I could not get it where I live however the soup was absolutely fabulous without it. My family loved it even my 4 and 6 year old children gobbled it up. My husband commented that the next time I make it he would like more meat in it. I used 5 thighs instead of 4 to make make up for the Escarole and he still wanted more meat. None of this soup was thrown out. We ate all of it over 3 days. It's a keeper. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2004
I made this recipe without the "escarole" because I could not get it where I live however the soup was absolutely fabulous without it. My family loved it even my 4 and 6 year old children gobbled it up. My husband commented that the next time I make it he would like more meat in it. I used 5 thighs instead of 4 to make make up for the Escarole and he still wanted more meat. None of this soup was thrown out. We ate all of it over 3 days. It's a keeper. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2006
this soup is very good! you can add whatever vegetables you want... aduki or adzuki beans are fantastic a delicious way of adding more fibre to your diet and they go so well with the sweet potato flavour! warning if you are not used to eating too much fibre the adzuki beans may sneak up on you... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
We all LOVED this one!! I used (dry) kidney beans in place of the adzuki...and I added them in toward the middle of cooking. Also I used a box of Uncle Ben's wild rice which I cooked in the microwave then added toward the end of cooking. This was especially good the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
This is a fabulous soup. I usually omit the zucchini because I never seem to have it on hand. The key elements to this soup are chicken stock adzuki beans sweet potato escarole and the spices. All other ingredients I've added or subbed depending on what was in the fridge and it's been delicious every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
I wasn't sure if I should review this recipe because I had to make some substitutions based on what I had on hand but I decided that my substitutions didn't change the overall flavor of the dish. I used boneless skinless chicken breast instead of thighs brown jasmine rice instead of wild rice part of a pattypan squash instead of the zucchini and spinach instead of escarole. I had bought some adzuki beans from the bulk section of my grocery store because I thought they were beautiful beans so then I had to find a recipe to use them in. The flavor of this is incredible! I thought for sure I would need to add salt but the herbs combined with the slight saltiness of the broth made the flavor perfect. I researched the nutritional value of adzuki beans and they're amazingly good for you! I'll definitely buy more and make this again on multiple occasions. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
My husband and I both enjoyed this healthy and delicious soup. Substitutions could easily be made for personal veggie preferences. I used fresh garlic and perhaps because I used low sodium broth I found that it needed some himalayan sea salt before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
This soup is delicious!! I made it per recipe and it made LOTS of soup! With just the two of us we polished it off in 3 days. I plan on making this often. A lot of chopping but well worth it! (especially because when I cook my hubby cleans);) A new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2008
I was skeptical when I didn't like the smell or the look of it cooking but wanted to try my adzuki beans. Wonderful combination rich and hearty. I put the onions in but they got too mushy so I removed them before serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2007
Very tasty. The sweet potato tastes great with the squash and chicken. I don't like escarole so used a bag of fresh spinach instead. Didn't add beans either and it was still yummy. Also I used bone-in thighs (more flavor) and boiled for just half an hour then cut it up and added when suggested. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2009
I just didn't like this. I liked the adzuki beans which I was a first-timer with but I had to keep adding water and the rice didn't turn out right. And I didn't like the escarole in it but normally I like escarole. I will not make this again. Read More
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