Friday, January 27, 2012

Chicken, Black Bean and Cilantro Soup

I love cilantro, yes I do! I love cilantro, how about you? This is one of my favorite South Beach recipes. It's delicious whether you are dieting or not! Taken from Kayln'sKichen.


1 small diced onion
1 cup diced celery, plus celery leaves
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp garlic powder
4 cups chicken stock/broth
1 can vegetable broth
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup salsa
6-8 drops Tabasco Sauce (optional - I left it out and it still had a nice little kick)
1 or 2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cups finely diced cooked chicken
1 cup chopped cilantro
3 tbsp fresh lime juice (or bottled lime juice)


Saute onions and celery in olive oil 3-5 minutes in large pot. Add the ground cumin, chile powder, celery seed, and garlic and saute about 2 minutes more.

Add the chicken stock, vegetable broth, tomatoes, and salsa, and simmer 10 minutes. Add Tabasco if desired. Add black beans and chicken and simmer 15-20 minutes more.

After 15-20 minutes, add the chopped cilantro and simmer 5 minutes, then add lime juice and cook 2-3 minutes more.


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