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Healthy, Hearty Mexican Chicken Soup

Updated on October 8, 2013

Do you love chicken soup but are tired of the same old recipe? Here's a simple twist on an old favorite that's full of protein and fiber and hits the spot in cold weather. What I call a "dump" recipe (open the cans and bags and throw the stuff in the pot), this has become a staple in our house. It's very inexpensive, too, at about $1.50 per person for a family of four.

Yummy Mexican Chicken Soup!

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Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, with juice
  • 2 3 oz. cans drained water-packed chicken, or 6 oz. cooked chicken
  • 1 15 oz. can mild diced tomatoes and green chiles, with juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt, more or less to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen corn
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown rice, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil on medium high in a soup pot.
  2. Add the chopped onion and bell pepper and sprinkle with cumin.
  3. Stirring occasionally, saute the mixture until the vegetables are soft and beginning to brown.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the rice, in no particular order.
  5. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  6. Lower heat to medium low and cover with a lid.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Add brown rice (optional) and cover with a lid.
  9. Cook for 45 minutes.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Serves 4
5 stars from 3 ratings of Chicken Soup

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    Lela 

    5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Don't know how brown rice got into a 'Mexican' Chicken soup recipe, but it looks tasty.

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    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    I plan to try it with leftover turkey, too. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks so much sgbrown! Share away!

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    Becky Katz 

    5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

    This looks like it would be a good recipe to use with some leftover turkey as well. I will be trying it next weekend.

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    Sheila Brown 

    5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

    This really sounds great! I like quick and easy and this sounds delicious and healthy too! This would be great to use some of that left over turkey with too! I would like to add this to my "Around the World with Recipes" blog, if that is ok with you, let me know! Voting this up, useful and sharing. Have a wonderful day! :)

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    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks, MJ - hope you'll love it as much as my family does!

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    MJ Miller 

    5 years ago from East Tennessee

    This sounds great and really easy to make. I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    I agree. Fresh ingredients may everything taste better!

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 

    5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Interesting recipe. Bookmarked will be trying later. I believe it could be tried with fresh ingredients too.

    Voted up, interesting.

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    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks, teaches!

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Definitely with tortillas!

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    Dianna Mendez 

    5 years ago

    When in a hurry these types of recipes do fill the need. Looks pretty good.

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    Martin Kloess 

    5 years ago from San Francisco

    Some tortillas and I'm there! Thank you for this.

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks, drbj. You should try it on the next cold day.

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks, Dirt! Let me know how you like it!

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    drbj and sherry 

    5 years ago from south Florida

    What a great 'dump' recipe, Esmeowl, and the price is certainly right. Thank you.

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    Jill Spencer 

    5 years ago from United States

    Looks great! Look forward to trying it.

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    Linda Bilyeu 

    5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Delicious recipe! I love soup, mexican food and chicken. It's perfect! Thank you for sharing.

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