Tuscan Chicken Soup Recipe
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Tuscan Chicken Soup Recipe

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Change up your traditional chicken soup by adding delicious white kidney beans. It is also a great way to use up cooked chicken. —Rosemary Goetz, Hudson, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup uncooked small spiral pasta
  • 3 cups thinly sliced fresh escarole or spinach
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 329 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1542mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and carrot in oil until onion is tender. Add the broth, water, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in beans and pasta; return to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add escarole and chicken; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tuscan Chicken Soup in Recipe Cards Winter 2009, p73

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Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"Loved the recipe, it has good flavor. The next time I make it I would add more liquid to it because the beans and pasta absorb a lot of it leaving it with hardly and liquid."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"This is a good-for-you, feel-good soup. It's not difficult to make, but tastes like you worked hard. I double the recipe so we can have some for lunch the next day:)"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"This soup is the best! I used a whole bag of spinach & it turned out great. I will definitely make this many times more."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"So easy and quick, but oh the flavor. Added garlic."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"We used smoked chicken in the soup. Very tasty. Loved all the veggies."

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