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Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

I love this slow cooker dish because it combines some of my favorite ingredients, such as savory spices, kidney beans and fresh spinach. To create a hearty meal, I eat the chicken soup with a side of crusty bread slathered in butter.—Tanya MacDonald, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 13 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Stir in spinach; cook 30 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Top with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups with 1 tablespoon cheese: 331 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 955mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 8g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • gremaux
    Aug 24, 2020


  • susfri
    Mar 6, 2019

    My family and I really liked this. I used a 32oz carton of low sodium chicken broth and 6 cups of spinach. I bumped up the seasonings to compensate, and added another tbl or so of tomato paste.. It's definitely one I'd make again.

  • JMartinelli13
    Mar 5, 2019

    I made a few changes, such as using chicken breast, low sodium broth, an orange pepper, and a can of mixed beans instead of just the kidney beans. It doesn't really get much easier. Just a few minutes prep and then you can just walk away. You can easily swap the chicken for turkey, and use whatever veggies you have on hand. It's a great way to clean out the pantry and the refrigerator!

  • Tracy
    Feb 23, 2017

    Hubby enjoyed it. A tad bland for my taste but still a keeper for my regular rotation.

  • kayakbabe1
    Feb 27, 2014

    A delicious, well rounded, heart-warming soup! I'll make again for my friends next week.