BBQ chicken and black bean soup

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If you are looking for a very simple and quick dinner, here it is! Last week, everyone in our house seemed to have the cold virus hanging around. Sniffles, sore throat, cough; I'm sure everyone knows exercise. The husband seemed to be more grumpy one night. On top of all this, she was running around like a crazy woman with full days. An easy soup recipe was obvious. What I love about this one is that it's packed with protein with black beans and chicken. It can be easily customized for a vegetarian soup by skipping the chicken and adding another type of bean like beans or adding sweet potatoes. This is an adaptable Paleo recipe omitting beans and corn (perhaps replacing them with sweet potatoes). My husband really hates beans since I'm sure you've read it before. I have to add them after serving your bowl. High maintenance I tell you! He commented that it was the perfect food given his symptoms, so I guess the hard work of separating the black beans was worth it after all.

Honestly, this soup can be made and made in 10 minutes. If you've already cooked chicken, it won't take long! Here are the ingredients:

And by the way, I forgot the liquid smoke and chicken broth in this picture. Whoops it happens.

This is also a great meal for little people; It turns out to be Miss Carbivore's favorite soup and one of her favorite dinners. I like to add liquid smoke to give it more smoky flavor. It can be easily found at any grocery store near Barbecue sauce, but honestly, the soup is still perfectly tasty without it!

BBQ chicken and black bean soup

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

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Total time 20 minutes

Servings 4-6


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 14 oz. frozen organic corn
  • 1 pound grated cooked chicken breast
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon. liquid smoke
  • Chopped fresh coriander for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add the chopped red onion and corn. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes until the onion clears.

  3. Add chicken, black beans, broth, barbecue sauce, and liquid smoke.

  4. Cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes.

  5. Top with fresh coriander for garnish

It's funny that the original ugly photo still appears in the recipe box. Just a quick side note. I had seen some friends share this recipe on Facebook describing how much they loved it. All I could think about was how horrible the image was! I decided to redo the soup and take out a whopping 10 minutes from my day to cook it for a weekend lunch. Phew. The photo has been deleted. But just for fun, you can still see the original in the recipe box. What a difference, right? This was the second recipe I created on my blog, so you know, it wasn't the best one. However, it is a delicious soup!

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