Healthy Recipe: Chicken and Black Bean Soup

January 08, 2021

Warm up with this easy slow-cooker soup recipe from it is full of flavor and is ideal for these chilly evenings!

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 5 (serving size: about 2 cups of soup)


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 4 thighs)
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can unsalted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped red or orange bell pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make It: 

Step 1: Combine chicken, stock, beans, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, corn, chiles, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until chicken is very tender, 5 to 6 hours.

Step 2: Transfer chicken to a cutting board; shred into small pieces; return to slow cooker. Stir in lime juice.

Step 3: Divide soup evenly among 5 bowls. Top evenly with yogurt and cilantro.

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