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italian bean and chicken soup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Goldie Barnhart
Palmyra, NY

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 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For italian bean and chicken soup

  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 md
    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 lg
    carrot, peeped and diced
  • 2 can
    (15 0z.) cannellini or great northern beans
  • 1 can
    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 lg
    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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