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Pulled Chicken Ancho Chili and Black Bean Soup


A dollop of plain yogurt helps tame the heat in this Mexican-inspired soup.

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  • 1 tsp, olive oil
  • 2 cup(s), chopped, uncooked onion(s) chopped
  • 2 medium, poblano chile chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp, kosher salt divided
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium, sweet red pepper(s) diced
  • 2 tsp, chili powder or to taste
  • 2 tsp, ancho chili powder or to taste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cup(s) fat free chicken broth
  • 15 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 15 oz, canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cup(s), frozen corn kernels defrosted
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup(s) fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup(s), cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup(s), uncooked scallion(s) sliced


Servings 8
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, poblano and 1 tsp salt; cook, stirring often, until onion is soft, 7-10 minutes. Add garlic, red pepper, both chili powders and cumin; cook, stirring a few times, 1 minute. Add broth and tomatoes; increase heat to high to bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and bring to a simmer; add chicken to pot. Cover and simmer until cooked through, 7-10 minutes.
Remove chicken to a plate; let cool 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, add beans and corn to pot; cook until heated through, 2-3 minutes.
Shred chicken with two forks; add back to soup. Stir in lime juice and remaining 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste); serve topped with yogurt, cilantro and scallions.
Serving size: 1 c soup, 2 Tbsp yogurt, 2 Tbsp cilantro/scallion

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