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Black Bean and Chicken Soup Recipe

Back in March I bought myself my first oval Le Creuset. It's orange and beautiful, but it stood around my condo for months before I finally decided to use it. What was I waiting for???

The first dish I made in my oval Le Creuset was this Black Bean and Chicken Soup. The recipe has been sitting in my drafts folder for a while, and it's time I finally type it up. Make it! You will like it for sure.

Black Bean and Chicken Soup
4-6 portions

drizzle of olive oil
1 white onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded, chopped
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
1 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt & pepper
28 ounce can diced tomatoes with its juices
2 cups black beans {I used home made ones}
2 cups frozen corn
8 cups liquid {I used 4 cups of the liquid in which I cooked the beans: it was really flavorful, but made the soup look black.}

sliced avocado
chopped cilantro
sour cream


1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno and chicken and saute for 5 minutes.
2. Add in the spices and salt & pepper and saute for 3 more minutes.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the toppings), bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Serve the soup with sliced avocado, chopped cilantro and some sour cream.

This was flavorful, healthy and filling. If you want, you can add tortilla chips on top.

If you have an oval Le Creuset, what have you been cooking in it?


Maureen Reynolds said...

I think black bean soup SHOULD look black. ;)

Megan said...

I still need to add some flame Le Creuset to my collection. I use my oval one for EVERYTHING. It's my go-to pot. said...

That is indeed one gorgeous Le Creuset ;)