Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

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Man, I can’t believe it’s already February. I feel like these months are going faster and faster as we move on. Shoot… that means Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. Anyone have any ideas for what to do for my DB? Don’t worry– he’s too busy reading law school books to read my blog, so he’ll never know! :) We’re not really big on Valentine’s Day, so no need for extravagance.

Here’s another crockpot recipe to add to your list. It’s filled with protein to keep your stomach happy and extremely easy to make. I mean, aren’t all crockpot recipes extremely easy to make? Next time, I’d add a squeeze of lime into my bowl to top it off.¬†From Crockpot 365.

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken (I used frozen breast tenderloins)
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 jar prepared salsa (16 oz)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (to stir in at the end)
  • shredded cheddar cheese, avocado slices, cilantro (all optional)

Directions

  1. Add the black beans to the crockpot. Put the chicken on top, then add the broth and salsa. Pour in the corn and mushrooms, and add the cumin. Stir, but don't disturb the beans-- let them stay at the bottom of the pot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  3. If you'd like to thicken the broth, you can use your immersible blender (I love that thing) to blend a bit of the beans and chicken. If you don't have one, scoop out 2 cups of the soup and carefully blend in your traditional blender. Stir the mixture back into the crockpot.
  4. Stir in the 1/2 cup of sour cream before serving, and garnish with shredded cheese, avocado slices. and cilantro, if using.
http://lovintheoven.com/2012/02/salsa-chicken-and-black-bean-soup.html

Comments

  1. says

    sounds really tasty! for valentine’s day, i’m making my husband dinner (we alternate years; this is my turn). i’m making him a mad men themed dinner. we’ve been watching the show on netflix, so it’ll be perfect! just do something that represents you. :)

  2. says

    Christie: You can do either. Frozen just cooks a little longer. I am gone from the house for 10-12 hours/day during the workweek, so I use frozen, turn it on Low before I leave and let it cook all day. It’s DELICIOUS!

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