Healthy and Hearty Southwestern Chicken Soup

October 1, 2014 Posted by mvais@sapient.com October 1, 2014 CategoryNutrition

Healthy and Hearty Southwestern Chicken Soup

Katy Atlas is the author of Sugarlaws.com, and “Moving Neutral” by Katy Atlas. She is passionate about food, fashion and beauty.

 

As the weather gets chillier, there’s nothing more delicious than a warm, hearty soup recipe!  This delicious dish is somewhere between a soup and a stew — it’s easily hearty enough to work as a full meal, and it’s full of nutritious and substantial ingredients like beans and chicken.  


Beans are full of biotin, which helps your skin look younger and healthier (a biotin deficiency can make your skin dry and brittle).  And this recipe also has tomatoes, which naturally protect your skin from UV rays.

 

Southwestern Chicken Soup

 

INGREDIENTS
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 12-ounce bottle of beer
2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 tbsp jalapeno peppers, minced
1/4 cup taco seasoning
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Cheddar cheese (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Scallions

 

DIRECTIONS
1. Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.


2. Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.  Serves four.

 

This post was originally published on Katy’s blog, Sugarlaws