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Black Bean, Corn, Chicken Soup

Black Bean, Corn, Chicken Soup


This soup is so hearty and great if you are having a crowd on a cold day. I put regular dried black beans in and they were fully cooked within 2 hours.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken bottoms, thighs and legs attached with skin and bones
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 celery, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ cups black beans
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans corn, strained
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala spice blend
  • 1 tablespoon salt, pink himalayan
  • 1 cup fresh basil, stems removed and chopped


  1. Place a large pot on the stove. Add the olive oil and heat over a high flame.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the onions and give a good mix using a wooden spoon. Leave for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add 5 cups of water and cook on medium for at least two hours (ideally for six). Add salt to taste.

Notes and Tips:

The longer you simmer the soup, the thicker and more flavorful it will be.

Serve with Garlic Pita Wedges.

Chef Zissie Spivak specializes in flavor. She has created a name for herself in the kosher culinary world by studying international cuisines and using the flavors to help people understand healthy cooking in the least intimidating way. She runs exclusive events and classes for her clients, but if you don't have the opportunity to have Chef Zissie as your own private chef, don't fret! On her website she provides daily meal plans with all relevant details, including shopping lists. Her recipes are unique, yet relatable; easy, yet impressive; healthy, yet bursting in flavor.
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Chef Zissie March 20, 2017

Response to question Any size works depending on the thickness you like your soup! I like my soups less thick so I use 150z cans. You can used canned black beans or dried ones. I used dried! Reply

Barbara PHILADELPHIA March 19, 2017

What size cans of crushed tomatoes? 15 oz? 28 oz?
What size cans of corn?
What kind of black beans? Canned or not canned? Reply

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