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Warm up with this hearty and easy Italian Chicken Soup recipe! Full of vegetables, chicken and two kinds of beans, all simmered in a tomato broth. This one-pot meal is easy to make and a great option to add to your dinner table.

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Easy Italian Chicken and Bean Soup Recipe

This Italian chicken bean soup recipe is packed with vegetables and chicken along with two types of beans that are simmered together in a tomato broth. It is such an easy soup recipe with added chicken that can be made in about 30 minutes and it is so filling. This soup will be a great addition to your dinner table and even better the next day if you end up with any leftovers!

If you love minestrone soup and then at the same time you love chicken soup then this Italian Chicken bean soup loaded with veggies is exactly what you are looking for!

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Do you cook chicken before adding it to soup?

Some may cut the chicken breast into small pieces and add them to the soup and let it cook in with the soup but I personally prefer cooking the chicken first before I add it to any soup I am preparing. You may be able to get away with adding chicken without skin and bones to your soup. But it is best to cook chicken and remove skin and bones, then shred the chicken as I did with this Italian soup or cut into smaller pieces before adding to the soup mixture.

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What can I add to chicken soup for more flavor?

Try using aromatic veggies like celery, garlic, onions, and shallots. You can also make it more acidic by adding some lemons or lemon zest. Don’t be shy with fresh herbs and spices, go ahead and add more herbs to your chicken soup. A few more other options would be using homemade broth, sauces like hot sauce or zip sauce, smoked salt, and some chili peppers.

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What can I use to thicken my soup?

In order to thicken your soup, you can use a thickener like flour or cornstarch. I recommend that you use sparingly. So start with 1-2 teaspoons of say cornstarch if using that. Mix separately in a small bowl on the side with either a bit of broth or cold water before adding into your soup. This will prevent the starch from clumping up and will mix in evenly that way.

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How to make this Italian Chicken And Bean Soup:

5 from 20 votes

Italian Chicken Bean Soup

By: Rena
Servings: 6 people
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
italian chicken and bean soup
This hearty soup is full of vegetables, chicken and two kinds of beans, all simmered in a tomato broth.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 celery, stalks, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1 Can garlic & herb tomatoes, 14 oz, do not drain
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups chicken, cooked, shredded
  • 1 Can red kidney beans, 14 oz
  • 1 Can white beans, any variety. 14 oz
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped, optional


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are just tender, 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and chicken broth to the pot, and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in the chicken, beans, and zucchini and cook for 5-7 minutes more, until zucchini is tender.
  • Add more salt and pepper as desired.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 21gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 770mgPotassium: 984mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5610IUVitamin C: 35.7mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 3.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
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  1. 5 stars
    I just made a double batch of this – one to freeze and deliver to a friend who is having a baby and one for my family. I am a vegetarian so I can’t taste it but ky husband had a bowl and loves it! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Very tasty and easy to make! I’ve made it twice and am making it as a main course for a small dinner party . We’ll serve the soup with bread, salad, and dessert- and I always make enough to freeze for a later meal. We add parmesan cheese as we are serving it.