"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." — BFHAWKINS
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1 1/2 quarts
boneless, skinless chicken thighs
dry adzuki beans
uncooked wild rice
onions, cut into large chunks
bottled minced garlic
sweet potato, peeled and cubed
yellow squash, cubed
1/3 medium head
escarole, coarsely chopped
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.
I just didn't like this. I liked the adzuki beans which I was a first-timer with, but I had to keep adding water and the rice didn't turn out right. And I didn't like the escarole in it but normally I like escarole. I will not make this again.
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 ...
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.
This is a fabulous soup. I usually omit the zucchini because I never seem to have it on hand. The key elements to this soup are chicken stock, adzuki beans, sweet potato, escarole, and the spices. All other ingredients I've added or subbed, depending on what was in the fridge, and it's been delicious every time.
My husband and I both enjoyed this healthy and delicious soup. Substitutions could easily be made for personal veggie preferences. I used fresh garlic and, perhaps because I used low sodium broth, I found that it needed some himalayan sea salt before serving.
I wasn't sure if I should review this recipe, because I had to make some substitutions based on what I had on hand, but I decided that my substitutions didn't change the overall flavor of the dish. I used boneless skinless chicken breast instead of thighs, brown jasmine rice instead of wild rice, part of a pattypan squash instead of the zucchini, and spinach instead of escarole. I had bought some adzuki beans from the bulk section of my grocery store because I thought they were beautiful beans, so then I had to find a recipe to use them in. The flavor of this is incredible! I thought for sure I would need to add salt, but the herbs combined with the slight saltiness of the broth made the flavor perfect. I researched the nutritional value of adzuki beans and they're amazingly good for you! I'll definitely buy more and make this again on multiple occasions. Thank you for sharing!
This soup is delicious!! I made it per recipe, and it made LOTS of soup! With just the two of us we polished it off in 3 days. I plan on making this often. A lot of chopping, but well worth it! (especially because when I cook my hubby cleans) ;) A new favorite!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Soup with Adzuki Beans, Escarole, and Sweet Potato
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 169
** Calories from Fat: 17
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