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Healthy Chicken & Black Bean Tex Mex Soup

An easy, one pot Tex Mex soup, this healthy chicken & black bean version is hearty and loaded with protein and fiber without unnecessary extra carbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of your favorite mild chunky-style salsa
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups chopped, rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, rinsed, drained, & chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • In a dutch oven, or other large skillet, heat the olive oil. When hot, add in the onion, sauteing until tender and translucent. Stir in the garlic, cooking just until fragrant.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except the cilantro, and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium low & cover, and stirring occasionally, let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from heat. Remove the lid, stir in the cilantro leaves, and salt & pepper the soup, to taste.
  • Let the soup cool slightly while preparing your favorite garnishes. Serve while still warm!


recipe adapted from No Spoon Necessary