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Chicken, Black Bean & Salsa Soup

Course dinner
Servings 6
Author Joyful Homemaking


  • 2 1/2 c cooked cubed or shredded chicken sometimes I use the canned chunk chicken from Sam’s Club
  • 43 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 16 oz jar salsa chunky style works best
  • 1 15 1/2 oz can drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen or canned, but drain canned
  • 2/3 c instant brown or white rice
  • Optional additions for garnish:
  • Cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Tortilla chips or Frito’s
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese


  • Put everything in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Garnish as desired. This recipe is so adaptable, if you think it needs more liquid just add more broth or salsa, which I frequently do.
  • When I took pictures, I was making this for a crowd, and so I used my crock pot and doubled the above recipe, and it works great this way too. I just cook it on high for 4-5 hours till heated through well.
  • This tastes really good with tortilla chips or Frito’s crumbled on the top and stirred in.