Southwest Chicken Soup

Before we get to the recipe, I updated the side bar with some of my favorite apple dishes. Just click on the picture and it will link you to the recipe, also I’ve listed with clickable links to some great gameday appetizers. Now onto the soup!

I think I mentioned this on here, but this summer my bible study took turns making dinner at each other’s houses and we rotated each week. One week we had this soup, which was a recipe that was actually in our bible study book.  It was so wonderful, I knew that I had to try making it myself.  Adam was hesitant to for me to make this dish because he “claims” he doesn’t like soups that are similar to white chicken chili. (Even though the only reason he doesn’t think he likes them is that the one other time I made it, I left it unattended and burned it).

But once he ate it he was changing his tune.  He really liked it!:) This soup may very well be one of my new favorite meals!  It was savory and comforting and very filling and had just the right amount of spiciness.  I think I may add in black beans next time too.  You can serve this with tortilla chips for dipping or, like my friend served them,  in a bread bowl. This is the perfect meal for fall and football! I bet if you wanted, this would probably even work in the crockpot, so let me know if you try it that way.

Southwest Chicken Soup
Source: Nehemiah Bible Study by Kelly Minter

1 (12 oz.) jar salsa verde
3 cups chicken, cooked & shredded (approximately 2 large chicken breasts)
1 (15 oz.) can canellini or great northern beans, drained & rinsed
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained (optional)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
pinch cayenne

For Serving:
Shredded Cheese
Light Sour Cream
Cilantro, chopped
Tortilla Chips

Add salsa verde to a large saucepan and cook for 2 minutes over medium to medium high heat.  Add in chicken, beans, chicken broth, corn, black beans (if using), chili powder, cumin & cayenne.  Bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low to simmer.  Let cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Dip soup into bowls and top with shredded cheese, sour cream & cilantro and serve with tortilla chips for dipping.  Can also serve in bread bowls and use the bread to dip in.

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  1. I love the idea of adding salsa verde to this, never thought of that in a soup. Sounds amazing because I just adore these types of flavors. Thx for sharing this!

  2. Sounds fabulous! Love your photo 🙂

  3. This sounds like a delicious soup, with amazing flavors! Pinning now, so I can make it later 🙂

  4. this looks so comforting and delicious! i can’t wait to start making soups for the cooler weather 🙂 this looks like the perfect one! i love the flavors this one has.
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  5. This sounds amazing I can’t wait to try it! Also, I love your game day snacks! Wonderful recipes!

  6. Just read this and got up from the couch at 10pm to whip this up as I was hungry and craving something warm and comforting! Took me a few minutes and will watch Parenthood and eat this 🙂

  7. Yum! This makes me excited for soup weather to get here! 🙂
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  8. This looks fantastic and so comforting!
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  9. I made this last night and it was delicious! I can’t believe it was so quick and easy to make. The “hardest” part was thawing/cooking/shredding the chicken and you can’t exactly call that difficult 🙂

  10. Loving this recipe! It looks fabulous, and we will definitely be trying it in our home once it cools down in Texas! Thanks for sharing!
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  11. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. It has great flavor. I added some chopped onion, a pinch of dried cilantro, and about a teaspoon of lime juice to the soup. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love Kelly Minter’s books!! My bible study has done all 3 of Kelly’s studies and like you we took turns making dinner each week, which was so much fun. It was like bible study and cooking club all rolled into one!

  13. made this soup last week,here i am again making it,husband loved it thanks for such a awesome recipe,will soon be trying some of your others

  14. Stephanie says:

    I made this tonight and it was absolutely delish!! I can’t wait to make it again! Thanks for the great recipe!

  15. This recipe looks delicious. I’m especially interested in the dishes in the photo. They are so pretty. if you took the picture, could you let me know what the dish pattern is? They would complement my christmas dishes by Pfaltzgraff. Thanks.

    • Thanks Helen! Glad you like the dishes, they were a wedding gift from my mom 🙂 Here is what is says on the bottom of the dishes:
      Dobby Segura Designs 2004 for
      Signature Housewares Incorporated

      Hope that helps!