1. Make soup
  2. Place pitas in oven
  3. Make drizzle
  4. Add drizzle to hot pitas right before serve
Black bean corn chicken soup
This soup is so hearty and great if you are having a crowd on a cold day. I put regular dried black beans in and they were fully cooked within 2 hours.
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Poultry, Soup
Servings: people USA imperial/metric conversion:
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  1. Prepare a large pot on high heat. Add the olive oil and get hot.
  2. Add the chicken and leave for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the onions and give it a good mix using a wooden spoon. Leave for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add 5 cups of water and cook on medium for at least two hours (ideal for 6). Add salt to taste
Notes & Tips:

The longer you cook the soup, on simmer, the more flavor and thicker it will be.

Garlic pitas
These are my version of garlic knots. It is the same idea, just easier!
Course: Side Dish
Special Diet: Dairy Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free
Servings: people USA imperial/metric conversion:
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wrap the pita pieces into aluminum foil and close. Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  3. While they are in the oven, in a large bowl or pan, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk well.
  4. Add the piping hot bread and mix so each piece is filled with flavor. Serve hot with soup.
Notes & Tips:

If you are not a cilantro lover - use parley instead!

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Leftover tips for tomorrow’s lunch:

  1. The soup will thicken when reheated so if you like thinner soups just add water
  2. If you have leftover pita garlic knots. Slice them into small squares and place on sheet pan with parchment paper in a 400°F oven. Bake for 6 minutes.  Remove and use as soup and salad croutons! 

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