Witches’ Brew Chicken Soup

Witches’ Brew Chicken Soup

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (14-oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 (16-oz) cans great Northern beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chilies
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions, cooked and crumbled bacon

Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add chicken and next 3 ingredients, and saute 10 minutes.Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Stir in 2 cans of beans and chilies

Mash remaining can of beans in a small bowl. Whisk together flour and milk, and stir into beans. Gradually add bean mixture to soup mixture, stirring constantly. Cook 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro. Serve with toppings as desired.

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