Meal Kit

Chicken and Black Bean Soup

with pico de gallo and scallion crema

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk

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What's better on a cold winter night than soup? This kind of soup, which brings together all manner of flavors and textures, from seasoned chicken to acidic tomato to warm beans to cooling crema. Every bite of this wonder is a festival to taste, especially during a season when festivity seems months away.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Diced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 6 oz. Black Beans
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
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    3 oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Green Onions
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    4 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. Cajun Seasoning

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 3 Mixing Bowls

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using chicken breasts, pat dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. Follow same instructions as diced chicken in Step 2, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using 24 oz. diced chicken, follow same instructions, working in batches if necessary.

  • If using bacon, line a plate with a paper towel. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add bacon to hot pan. Flip occasionally until crisp and bacon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to towel-lined plate to remove excess oil. Add to recipe as desired.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Core tomatoes and cut into 1/4" dice.

    Halve lime and juice.

    Drain black beans.

    Trim and thinly slice green portions of green onions. Mince white portions. Keep white and green portions separate.

    Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into 1/2" dice. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.

    Pat diced chicken dry.

  2. 2

    Start the Soup

    Place a medium pot over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pot and cook undisturbed, 4 minutes.

    Stir in seasoning blend until chicken is completely coated.

    Add poblano pepper and half the tomatoes (reserve remaining for pico de gallo). Stir occasionally until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 3-4 minutes.

    While chicken cooks, make pico de gallo.

  3. 3

    Make the Pico de Gallo

    Combine remaining tomatoes, white portions of green onions, 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. lime juice (reserve remaining for crema), and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

  4. 4

    Finish the Soup

    In another mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. water.

    Add beans, 11/2 cups water, and demi-glace to hot pot. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

    Once simmering, add cornstarch-water mixture and 1/3 the sour cream (reserve remaining for crema) and stir occasionally until combined, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Make Scallion Crema and Finish Dish

    In another mixing bowl, combine remaining sour cream, green portions of green onions, and 1 tsp. remaining lime juice.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping soup with scallion crema and pico de gallo. Bon appétit!

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