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Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Chili

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  • Brief Description

    Wonderful soup for a cold winter\'s evening; plenty of flavor and variety of ingredients makes a colorful presentation as well.

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  • Category:  Soups

  • Cuisine:  American

  • Prep Time:  20 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  40 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

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    Family Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Dairy-Free Crockpot Make-Ahead Heart-Healthy Large groups

  • Notes:

    It's easy to substitute diced chicken tenderloin pieces for the ground chicken if you prefer (but season diced chicken pieces with chili powder, cumin, & sage while browning them before adding other ingredients, for best flavor). I also often substitute a can of Mexi-corn in place of the corn and all diced bell peppers. Sometimes it's easier to use a small can of green chiles in place of the jalapeno as well. Make this soup ahead in the day and keep it warm in crockpot for dinner later.

  • Posted By:  mcarr

  • Posted On:  Feb 16, 2012

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  1. 2 tablespoons - olive oil
  2. 1 - red onion, medium
  3. 4 cloves - garlic
  4. 1 pounds - ground chicken
  5. 1 tablespoons - chili powder
  6. 1 teaspoons - ground cumin
  7. 1 teaspoons - crushed dried sage
  8. 2 cans - black beans
  9. 1 cans - diced tomatoes
  10. 1 cans - tomato sauce
  11. 1 whole - green bell pepper
  12. 1 whole - red bell pepper
  13. 1 whole - yellow bell pepper
  14. 1 1/4 cups - frozen corn
  15. 1/2 cups - black olives
  16. 1 whole - jalapeno pepper
  17. 3/4 teaspoons - salt
  18. 1/2 teaspoons - ground black pepper
  19. 3 cups - chicken broth


Heat olive oil in a large, deep-sided skillet or cooking pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute more. Stir in chicken, breaking up any lumps. Cook until chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with chili powder, cumin and sage. Add beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, bell peppers, corn, olives, jalapeno and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings if necessary and serve. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, sour cream and/or grated cheddar cheese, if desired.


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