Saturday, October 16, 2010

Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Hey everyone! We are having a glorious Fall day here in Philly, temps in the low 60's and very breezy-just beautiful! Sounds like soup weather to me:@) I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal SundaySunday Showcase and Foodie Friday with a recipe for Southwestern Chicken & Black Bean Soup.

This is a hybrid recipe, just mix and match. But one I love, it comes together quickly (great for week nights) and freezes well too.
Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Soup
1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces (I use one)
1 1/2 tblsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp oregano
Black pepper to taste
2 C chicken broth/stock
1 C water
1 can Rotel with juice (store brand is fine)
1-15 oz can Black beans, rinsed well (don't have black beans, use kidney or pintos, etc.)
1-7 oz can of chopped chiles, drained (optional but really good)

I use a 3 1/2 quart cast iron dutch oven.
Heat oil and saute onion and garlic. Add chicken and cook till no longer pink.
Add everything except beans and chiles, bring to a slow boil-lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add beans and chiles, simmer for 5 more minutes.
Grab a big ole bowl and enjoy!!!


  1. Yummy, that looks good. If I hadn't said it before, I'm really glad your back! Will you be hosting the pumpkin party again?

  2. Hi Cortney! I'm happy to say that Beth at Food As Art will be hosting the Pumpkin Party! You can find her details on my side bar-hope you (and everyone)will join in:@)

  3. My that looks good. I never thought, when I started blogging, that I would be collecting so many good recipes. This one is a keeper.
    I have a new post, please stop by. Hugs, Ginger
    Oh, I have a pot of chili on. I have got to get into the habit of photographing everything.

  4. Hi Lynn, the soup in the picture looks delicious and this is definitely the easy kind of recipe that I like, but can you tell me what "Rotel" is? Is it a tomato? Linda

  5. I'm with Linda...what is Rotel? Everything else sounds delicious.

  6. Hey guys! Rotel is a brand of diced tomatoes and chiles that comes in a 10 oz can. The original has a little heat to it but not a lot. Here in Philly it's usually found with the Mexican foods in the supermarket, Walmart has it with the canned tomatoes.
    I have to chuckle because I asked the same question a year or so ago, never heard of it before myself, now I'd NEVER be without it! Great in veggie soup too:@)

  7. "there is NOTHING like a pot of HOMEMADE soup"!!! NOTHING!!! AND I especially LOVE new twists on old favorites..."This sounds WONDERFUL and SO WARM and COZY"!!! Thank you SO MUCH!
    Hugs to you,

  8. Lynn, this looks so good! I'm going to make some vegetable soup this week. Hope you are having a great weekend! La

  9. Hi Lynn,
    Sounds delicious. Soups, warm sweaters, football and snuggly blankets equal fall. My hubs just made some delicious chili and I think I'll make some tomato/florentine soup next week.


  10. So, you're back!!! Glad to see you!!! Soup looks yummy, we are all in the same frame of mind.....yesterday I made a cauldron of minestrone soup with tiny meatballs....gonna have it all week!!! hugs...cleo

  11. Lynn, your soup looks yummy. We use Rotel tomatoes in a lot of things. They give a nice "kick" to things. ;-)
    So happy you are back posting!!!!
    ~ Sarah

  12. I see the recipe calls for 1 can of Rotel. What is Rotel?


  13. Mmmm, this looks and sounds great! I have been so hungry for soups and stews now that we're officially into Fall.

    Thank you for the recipe,


  14. That soup sounds really good! I love making soup when the weather turns chilly!

  15. I love soup- I take it for lunch almost every day. This sounds yummy!

  16. I love adding soup recipes to my menu...
    Trying this one for sure...sounds yummy


  17. Lynn.. I am so glad to see you back.
    this soup sounds delicious.
    Have a great new week

  18. Your soup sounds perfect for the upcoming crisp fall days. Thanks! ~Susie

  19. Ah soup, there's nothing like it. I started my soup season last week with my soup party - if you haven't already, be sure to check out the post.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. Oh yum!!! this is for sure soup season here in Michigan!
    great recipe! thank you for sharing.

  21. I love "soup season" and I'm always looking for new soup recipes! Thanks for sharing and your visit to my Halloween table too.

  22. Soup is just the best. Yours looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week.


  23. I love soup and stews. In fact tomorrow I'm making a taco soup with ground turkey and beans.

  24. I have a giant bag of beans and no recipes I like for them. It occured to me when reading this that I need to boil them up and throw them in soup. Love soup in fall and this is a great one! Thanks.

  25. Your soup looks delicious and so perfect for the season! Saving the recipe, thanks! Love the flavors!

  26. Hi Lynn! Oh, I love soup and this looks and sounds so good! Wish our temps were that cool!!
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  27. Can't wait to try this receipe. My family will love it. Thanks for sharing it. laurie

  28. I bet tortilla strips mixed in would be good with this. You're right about it being soup weather. Isn't it funny how our tastes change when the weather does?

  29. I love the southwestern flavors in your hearty soup. I have several untried recipes that call for a can of Rotel tomatoes. Guess I better add them to my grocery list.

  30. Yum, this looks so good! We make a similar soup at at this time of year it is always so good and satisfing - easy to make a dissapears just as quick too :)

  31. Yum! My Mom always made soup on Halloween so I think I will be making some soon!

  32. Lynn, you've shared two yummy recipes tonight, and this looks SO good. I am a soup girl from the word, "Go!" I had split pea tonight, and I had chicken soup two nights ago.

    I particularly love the fact that this is chicken with black beans. Two of my favorite things in soup. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

    Happy Foodie Friday...


    Sheila :-)

  33. This is different from my recipe- I will have to try it. I could eat soup every day n the winter!

  34. Your southwest soup looks wonderful and very inviting. It is sure soup weather and time to enjoy that warm cozy feeling of a good soup. I was just stopping by to say hello and enjoyed my stay thank you for having me.
    Miz Helen


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