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.
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!
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.
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.
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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- Chicken Lemon Rice Soup
- Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Easy Chili Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Vegetable Minestrone Soup Recipe
- Vegan Spicy Thai Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
- Crockpot Lentil and Mushroom Soup
- Sausage and White Bean Soup
- Mexican Chicken Soup
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How to make this Italian Chicken And Bean Soup:
Italian Chicken Bean Soup
- 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.