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Ingredients: Spiced black bean and chicken soup with kale


– 1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained

– 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced

– 1 onion, finely chopped

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 teaspoon ground cumin

– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

– 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste for spice level)

– 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

– 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

– Salt and black pepper to taste

– 6 cups chicken broth

– 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained

– 3 cups kale, stems removed and chopped

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– Juice of 1 lime

– Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

– Sour cream or Greek yogurt for serving (optional)


Instructions: Spiced black bean and chicken soup with kale


  1. Prepare the Beans:

   – Soak the black beans in water overnight. Rinse and drain them before using.


  1. Cook the Chicken:

   – In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.


  1. Saute Onions and Garlic:

   – In the same pot, add chopped onions and cook until translucent. Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute.


  1. Spice it Up:

   – Add cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well to coat the onions and garlic with the spices.


  1. Combine Ingredients:

   – Return the cooked chicken to the pot. Add soaked black beans, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes with their juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and let it cook for about 30-40 minutes or until the beans are tender.


  1. Add Kale:

   – Stir in chopped kale and let it simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes until the kale is tender.


  1. Finish with Lime Juice:

   – Squeeze lime juice into the soup and stir. Adjust salt and pepper according to taste.


  1. Serve:

   – Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt if desired.

Enjoy your Spiced Black Bean and Chicken Soup with Kale! This dish is not only nutritious but also full of flavor, making it a perfect comfort meal.

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