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This recipe originally came from Cooking Light. I changed it up a little by using black beans. It is so deliciously spicy and quick and easy to make. Also good served over hot brown rice and sprinkled with cheese. Enjoy!
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained (or about 2 cups)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce, finely chopped
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts (about 1/2 pound)
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- sour cream, fresh chopped cilantro
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
- Partially mash tomatoes and beans with a potato masher. Stir in chicken; cook 2 minutes or until heated thoroughly.
- Remove from heat; stir in olive oil. Serve into bowls and top with sour cream and cilantro.
Very nice flavor and very easy to put together. I had chicken in the freezer already chopped so this took no time at all.
A few changes I did make. I thought it needed a back ground flavor. See when I review a recipe I cut the recipe in half and make 2 batches. One as is and then I make my changes. Since this only make 5 cups, I had already planned on making 1 batch as written and then making a second batch for me.
For a back ground flavor, I added some onion and garlic and sauteed that first. Cumin, I did add more, but that is just a personal preference, it was good as is; I just really like the flavor. I felt there was too much chicken for the bean ratio, so I used more beans, but the same amount as stated. I also added some corn to my batch because I had some left and why not use it up. And I also used a squeeze of lime right at the end.
But, it is a very good soup, I just thought the flavor was just a bit flat for me; but the combination of flavors was very nice.
I like the suggestion of SarasotaCook to add sautéed garlic and onion. And beans go with corn. <br/>Using lime wants me to add cilantro too.<br/>I used a few more veggies, circles of leaks and a carrot.<br/>Next time I'll bread the chicken.<br/>But this recipe is a good starting point for lots of possible additions.