Chicken, Beans and Greens Soup

Chicken, Beans And Greens Soup Recipe

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Barbara Kurtz


I have taken this to church Soup and Bread suppers and had numerous requests for the recipe.

I also shared the recipe with a local coffee shop and they tell of repeat customers who've enjoyed it!

Barb Kurtz


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1 can (14.5 oz) italian-style stewed tomatoes
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup each coarsely chopped carrots, celery, & leeks/onions
1 lb. skinned boneless chicken breast cut in 1/2 inch chunks (if you use a family-sized rotisserie chicken, it makes a double batch)
8 cups chicken stock (not broth)
1 cup ditalini or other small pasta (caution: use less if you use acini de pepe since it swells terrifically!)
4 cups loosely packed, chopped greens (bagged mixed ones or mustard, turnip, collard, escarole) or even spinach work well & fast!
1 can (19 oz) white kidney beans (cannellini) or any other favorite, undrained
1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper
(topping: grated parmesan cheese)
1 cup each chunked yellow and zucchini squash and colored sweet peppers

How to Make Chicken, Beans and Greens Soup


  • 1Heat olive oil in large stockpot over medium heat; add carrots & squash and saute until slightly softened.
  • 2Add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • 3Add rest of chopped raw veggies (except greens, and beans which come later, almost at the end)and cook 3-4 minutes until almost tender.
  • 4Add chicken and cook 3 minutes, stirring often, until opaque.
  • 5Pour in chicken stock and tomatoes, increase heat to high, cover and bring to a boil.
  • 6Add pasta, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente.
  • 7Stir in greens and simmmer uncovered, stirring periodically, 20 minutes until greens are tender. Add undrained beans, salt and pepper and simmer 5 minutes longer
    until heated through.
  • 8Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired. Very filling! I prep and prepare this through cooking the chicken, add tomatoes and stock, chill & complete it the next day, then adding the pasta.

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About Chicken, Beans and Greens Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Bean Soups
Other Tag: Healthy

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