Roast Garlic and Black Bean Soup with Chicken

This is a soup recipe you’ll always want to have on hand. Using a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken makes this soup oh-so-easy to put together.
Serves: 10
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min


4 cups whole chicken, cooked, diced
6 cloves garlic, roasted
8 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp thyme, fresh
1 tbsp lemon, grated rind
2 celery, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper, fresh
1 cup parsley, fresh, chopped
19 oz black beans

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Wrap cloves of garlic in foil and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until soft when pierced with a sharp knife. Cool and remove pulp from cloves by squeezing, leaving skin behind. Mash.

  3. Remove the skin from the cooked chicken. Cut the meat into bite-size pieces. You should get 2 ½ to 3 cups of diced chicken from this.

  4. Pour the stock into the large saucepan and add the garlic, thyme, lemon rind and celery. Drain and rinse the canned beans under running cold water. Add to pot. Bring to a boil, and then simmer gently for 5 minutes. Add chicken pieces and heat another few minutes.

  5. Taste for flavour and season with fresh black pepper. Scatter fresh chopped parsley over top and serve.

Helpful Tip

You can wrap and freeze the chicken carcass to make homemade chicken stock at a later date.

Nutrition Info

Per 300 g serving Amount
Protein25 g
Fat3 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate13 g
Fibre4 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium200 mg
Per 300 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B623
Vitamin B1219