Mexican Black Bean Chicken Soup

"This is a great comfort food. You can cut the cooking time by purchasing a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and it is still fabulous!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Place a large pot over medium heat, add EVOO. Add the onions, garlic and season with coriander, cumin, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until softened, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the Rotel, chicken stock corn and black beans (you can substitute chili beans if you do not like black beans) to the pot and bring to a bubble.
  • While the mixture is coming to a bubble, place the tortilla chips (reserving a handful for garnish) in a food processor and pulse to grind, or in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or empty wine bottle. You should have about 1 cups of ground chips. Add the ground chips to the mixture and cook for 10 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, add the chopped, cooked chicken to the pot along with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cilantro and the lime juice, and cook 2-3 more minutes, until the chicken is heated through.
  • To serve, ladle the tortilla chicken stew into a bowl and garnish with some of the reserved tortilla chips and some cheddar cheese.

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  1. ALICE R.
    Excellent and easy to make. Thanks for sharing
  2. katydid01
    This is great comfort food! I did the same - cut the chicken broth in half, used 6 garlic cloves, but also added one more can of black beans and another half cup of ground up chips. It was like stew! I cut the amount of salt in half, added a bit of lime zest along with the cilantro and lime juice. The cheddar in the bottom of the bowl was excellent! I would make this again - so easy!
  3. vrvrvr
    What a Super Bowl of soup for the Superbowl! (Five yard penalty for corny humor.) We loved this soup. I cut the chicken stock in half, which made it very chunky and hearty indeed. Also cut the garlic in half (4 cloves) and added a splash of Tabasco, along with zest from the lime. I did not put cheddar cheese into the soup. This was very delicious and perfect for the game - a hit with everyone!


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