This recipe is a great way to get some low-fat protein and fiber worked into your diet with a huge flavor profile. It’s simple to make and only takes about half an hour from start to finish. And did you know that the Chinese black bean, also known as Douchi, is a fermented soy bean? So if you’re trying to eat a more primal diet, these are an acceptable item.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of black beans
  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can mild green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chili paste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Sour cream


  1. Warm a skillet over a medium heat, add olive oil
  2. Season the chicken breast with chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper and saute for a couple of minutes per side- just to get the cooking process started.  Remove from heat and set aside
  3. In a large soup pot, sauté the onion, zucchini and garlic for 5 minutes. While these are cooking, cut you chicken into bite-sized pieces
  4. Add the chicken, beans, tomatoes, chilies and chili paste to the pot, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes
  5. Top with sour cream and cilantro and serve