Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean & Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean & Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Soup is a hearty, healthy, effortless crock pot dinner for those cold winter nights!

We interrupt this month of holiday recipes to bring you a cozy, slow cooker soup that can be enjoyed all winter long!

It’s probably no secret by now that I love cooking with beans. From side dishes to soups to crock pot suppers, beans are nourishing, filling, and inexpensive. It’s easy to infuse them with other flavors and they require minimal prep work to pretty much cook themselves. And let’s be honest here…is there anything more comforting than a big ol’ pot of beans (or bean soup) on a chilly day?

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 3 large chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (fresh or refrigerated jarred)
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans mild diced green chiles
  • 1 (10-ounce) can mild diced tomatoes & green chiles (such as Rotel)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds & membranes removed and diced (optional)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • RECOMMENDED GARNISHES:
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese (sharp cheddar, Monterrey Jack, etc.)
  • Salsa
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • OPTIONAL GARNISHES:
  • Diced avocado
  • Guacamole
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Pico de gallo
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Additional sour cream
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