Borlotti Bean Chicken Soup

    2 hours 30 minutes

    I love this soup because of the balance between the powerful chillies and herbs and the chicken and beans.

    68 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - diced
    • coarsely ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 green chillies, seeded and minced
    • 1 green capsicum, chopped
    • 1 red capsicum, chopped
    • 200g mushrooms, sliced
    • 3 (400g) tins borlotti beans, drained
    • 4 spring onions, chopped
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
    • 1 cup (250ml) white wine
    • 4 cups (1 litre) chicken stock
    • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
    • 2 bay leaves

    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

    1. In a large pot over medium high heat, cook chicken in olive oil with black pepper until brown. Stir in onion, garlic and chillies and cook until onion begins to soften.
    2. Stir in green and red capsicums, mushrooms, beans, spring onions and parsley. Pour in wine and chicken stock. Season with rosemary, thyme, oregano and cumin. Place bay leaves in pot, cover and reduce heat and simmer 90 minutes.

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    Excellent recipe!!! My husband does probably 99.9% of the cooking in the house because he loves to do it and he's MUCH better at it than I am. I decided to make this for him and he loved it! Since I made it, and he loved it, I know that this is truly a winner!  -  08 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was really tasty with a dollop of sour cream. Loved it! I also added a can of corn and blended 2 of the cans of beans for a thicker soup. Plus I substituted jalapenos for the chiles because I love hot stuff! I might use less broth next time (ended up simmering for much longer to boil off some of the liquid). Either way, really great flavor!  -  13 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was a little scared of all the spices but I followed the recipe ingredients to the letter. I prefer the chicken to be tender so I fried it in olive oil and a little cajun pepper at the end of the process and added to the chili last. The results were GREAT!! Yummy!  -  06 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)