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Tuscan Chicken Soup Recipe

Tuscan Chicken Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Tuscan Chicken Soup

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 254608
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"Really enjoyed this soup. So quick and easy to make when using a rotisserie chicken from the store. Great flavor for as little seasoning as the recipe calls for. I may add some garlic next time when I saute the onions and carrots. Used gluten free pasta, too. The liquid had diminished quite a bit before adding the chicken and spinach so I will add a bit more liquid next time. Keeper!"

mrdestiny04 User ID: 8227581 225677
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."

LBurkey User ID: 3719865 98771
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:)"

Rose2425 User ID: 2581587 181300
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."

shortie2 User ID: 6437622 165415
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

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

S.M.E. User ID: 5904132 179485
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 2061061 113816
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"This is a good basic soup, but I did pretty much what cramirez did, but went one step further and added about a half tbsp of a garlic-herb mix that I have from Costco. It gave it the punch it needed. I served it with a garlic studded artisan Italian Bread to soak up the broth. With my additions it was voted a keeper. Thanks for the great basic recipe."

cramirez User ID: 115794 163263
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Great soup. Made this tonight with some changes. Saute a couple of cloves of garlic along with the onions and carrots, added more carrots, used about 1 cup of Ditalini pasta and 3+ cups of shredded chicken. Didn't have fresh escarole or spinach so I threw in a 12 oz. package of frozen spinach. Also added a little more water to compensate for the extra veggies & chicken. Grated some fresh parmesan cheese when serving. Definitely a keeper and will be even better when the cold weather gets here."

bananagrama User ID: 3011105 180184
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"i like a more dense soup, so used orzo instead of spiral pasta, and smashed a few beans first..... NICE flavor!!"

aquariusjanuary User ID: 4291059 122369
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Very quick, easy and good but certainly, add GARLIC!"

laney52 User ID: 4139764 122316
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"i love soup..can eat soup all year round. I'm gonna try and use dry beans and make it healthier."

shelia55 User ID: 5337423 97996
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"good flavor,a good comfort soup,i love tuscan soup, rich tasting, glad i tried,i was looking for a good soup i found it.:-)"

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