Spicy Mexican Chicken Bean Soup with Cheesy Herb Soup Sticks

Wholesome, hearty, protein packed, spicy Mexican bean soup

Did you hear the sound of that? Delicious eh?

Gotta love Mexican cuisine for the beautiful colors, flavour, freshness/crunch and spiciness that it brings to the table

I decided to make a big pot, of this delicious, spicy, tangy, wholesome, hearty, protein packed soup and quickly baked some cheesy soup sticks on the side with my leftover puff pastry dough

A complete meal in itself, this Spicy Mexican Chicken bean soup was so filling and no less than a delight, drool worthy!

Also, the rainy day today in Toronto made us eat a little more. Its a super easy, healthy, satisfying recipe that will leave you asking for more, so I recommend you make a big batch, just like I did

To make this bowl of one pot goodness you’ll need:

3 tbsp olive oil

3-4 cloves minced Garlic

1 medium yellow onion finely chopped

1 stick celery chopped

10-12 baby carrots sliced/chopped

½ cup black beans, I used canned

½ cup sweet corn kernels, I used canned

½ cup Crushed cooked tomatoes, I used canned but you can make yours at home by blanching ½ kg plum tomatoes and crushing them in a food processor/blender

500 ml Chicken broth, I used Campbell’s

1 medium chicken breast – cooked and shredded

Salt and Pepper

1 tsp Cayenne pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp Cumin powder

2 tsp Cholula hot sauce

¼ cup chopped scallions

¼ cup chopped Cilantro

3 tbsp Lime Juice

Dried Oregano

Instructions:

Lets start by heating a large spacious pot/ pan

Once hot, add the olive oil and let it heat for about 30 secs on medium low flame. Add in the minced garlic, chopped onion and celery

Toss well and let it cook for about 2-3 mins on medium low flame. Now add Salt, Pepper, Oregano, and all the spices. Mix well and let it cook for another two mins

Now add the crushed tomatoes, mix everything thoroughly and cook on medium heat for 3-4 mins stirring continuously

Now add the chicken stock, black beans and corn kernels. Cover and simmer for 30 mins on low heat

After 30 mins, add shredded chicken, lime juice, cholula hot sauce, chopped scallions and cilantro

Mix everything well and ready to serve!

Serve it in a big bowl generously, top with grated cheese, tortillas, cubed avocados, scallions and more cilantro with a lemon wedge on the side

Pure delight that will totally FILL YOU UP! I also served up some puff pastry soup sticks on the side and I think it was a great idea

Happy Souping!

Drool worthy, healthy, deliciousness!

Published by thekaritales

Self taught homecook, foodstylist, recipe developer, foodie, explorer and a media professional

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