Chicken Minestrone Soup

    45 min

    A lovely chicken minestrone soup recipe. I make this once a week at least in the winter. Serve with a garlic loaf for a hearty meal. It's an excellent recipe to get veggies into your children, my son loves it and doesn't complain about the vegetables!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 30g butter
    • 500g chicken thigh fillets, diced
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 bacon rashers, diced
    • 1 stick celery, chopped
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
    • 400g tin red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 750ml chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
    • 5 tablespoons small soup pasta
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat butter in pan and add chicken, onion, garlic and bacon. Cook stirring until chicken is almost cooked.
    2. Stir in celery and carrot and cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans, stock and pasta. Give a stir so that pasta does not stick.
    3. Bring to boil and simmer uncovered about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in herbs, simmer uncovered 5 minutes.

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    made this soup & it was delicious I added some Italian herbs  -  18 Dec 2016


    Unfortunately, this soup tasted fairly bland. Have amended recipe to replace tinned tomatoes with mild salsa and have made a few minor alterations. That should improve the flavour considerably. The salsa provides a wonderful zing to soups.  -  23 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)