This is a really good soupy soup.
You can find several variations of it and here is mine.
2 T. olive oil
2 garlic cloves-squeezed through a press
3/4 C. chopped celery
@ 4 cooked, boneless chicken breasts, shredded or chopped
1 large can of chicken broth (48 oz. or so)
2 C. water
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
couple good shakes of cayenne pepper
1 large jar of great northern beans (I use Randalls in a jar-48 oz.)
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat and saute onion, garlic and celery for @ 10 minutes or until tender.
Add, chicken (in this instance I used a can of chicken breast-one of the tall short ones)
chicken broth, water, cumin,oregano and cayenne pepper.
Mash or blend about 1/3 of the beans to thicken the broth and add it and the beans.
I also added a mixture of 2T.flour and 1/2 C. water to thicken it as well, although not necessary.
Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer about 30 minutes.
Serve with your favorite cheese, crackers, bread or cornbread,etc.
We grate up sharp cheddar.