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Chicken Soup with Adzuki Beans, Escarole, and Sweet Potato

Chicken Soup with Adzuki Beans, Escarole, and Sweet Potato

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This absolutely delicious soup was created to help use up the Adzuki beans, wild rice, and sweet potatoes in my pantry. I decided to use the sweet potato instead of regular potatoes, and was delightfully surprised by the wonderful flavor blend it created with the sweetness of the onions, garlic, and Adzuki beans. I also wanted to try escarole in a soup, and the result was fantastic. Adzuki beans are found in any health food or specialty store, and in many national grocery chains. They have a great nutty, slightly sweet taste, and are especially tasty added to chicken soups of any kind.

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  • Calories:
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the chicken broth in a large pot. Mix in the chicken thighs, adzuki beans, wild rice, onions, and garlic. Season with sage, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook 1 hour.
  2. Remove chicken from the pot, shred with a fork, and set aside.
  3. Stir the sweet potato into the pot. Continue cooking about 5 minutes, until sweet potato is slightly tender. Mix in the zucchini, yellow squash, and escarole. Continue cooking 15 minutes.
  4. Return the shredded chicken to the pot. Cook until heated through. Increase the amount of broth if the soup seems too thick.
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Reviews

MTREHM
26
7/15/2004

I made this recipe without the "escarole", because I could not get it where I live, however, the soup was absolutely fabulous without it. My family loved it, even my 4 and 6 year old children gobbled it up. My husband commented that the next time I make it, he would like more meat in it. I used 5 thighs instead of 4 to make make up for the Escarole and he still wanted more meat. None of this soup was thrown out. We ate all of it over 3 days. It's a keeper.

SMIRKYSPICE
17
4/14/2006

this soup is very good! you can add whatever vegetables you want... aduki or adzuki beans are fantastic, a delicious way of adding more fibre to your diet, and they go so well with the sweet potato flavour! *warning* if you are not used to eating too much fibre, the adzuki beans may sneak up on you ...

CookinginFL
14
11/17/2008

We all LOVED this one!! I used (dry) kidney beans in place of the adzuki...and I added them in toward the middle of cooking. Also, I used a box of Uncle Ben's wild rice which I cooked in the microwave then added toward the end of cooking. This was especially good the next day.