Italian Bean and Chicken Soup

Italian Bean And Chicken Soup

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Goldie Barnhart


A friend of our just had his 80th Birthday and four of us went down to visit him on his birthday. I took along some of this soup to go with subs that our other friends brought for lunch. The six of us had such a great time together celebrating. My soup was a hit!
Every one said it was perfect for such a cold snowy and wind blowing day!


★★★★★ 2 votes

45 Min
1 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 1 medium
    potato, peeled and diced small
  • 2
    celery ribs, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 box
    chicken broth, fat free, no mgs, low salt (32 oz.)
  • 1
    med-large parsnip, peeled, diced
  • 1 large
    carrot, peeped and diced
  • 2 can(s)
    (15 0z.) cannellini or great northern beans
  • 1 can(s)
    14 1/2 oz. stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • pinch
    oregano, dried
  • 1/4 c
    uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 c
    fresh baby spinach, torn, stems removed
  • 1 large
    cup of diced or torn chicken breast

How to Make Italian Bean and Chicken Soup


  1. In Dutch oven, heat olive oil and then add onion, potato, celery, garlic. Saute till vegetable are starting to soften. Add the parsnip and carrots, add about 4 spoons of broth. Saute till the parsnip and carrots show signs of being tender.
  2. Add remaining broth, stewed tomatoes and spices. Add beans, and 2 cups shredded or diced chicken breast. cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the Orzo pasta and cook till almost tender, add the torn spinach. Turn off the heat and let set for about 1/2 hour or till the Orzo has finished cooking.
  4. At this point either cool off or reheat just enough to serve hot with or without crackers.
  5. Hint: You can serve with a dollop of Pesto & grated cheese. Also you can leave out the chicken and make it with just vegetables or substitute the chicken with ham or smoked sausage.

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About Italian Bean and Chicken Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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