About this recipe:This a very savoury and hearty chicken soup, hope you will enjoy it!! Pistou is popular in Provence and similar to pesto in flavour, made from garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. This recipe uses prepared pesto for convenience!
1 tablespoon olive oil
225g boneless skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
1 onion, finely diced
750ml chicken stock
1 (400g) tin whole plum tomatoes
1 (400g) tin cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 carrots, sliced
1 large potato, diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
125g frozen green beans
4 tablespoons prepared pesto
grated Parmesan to serve (optional)
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:35min › Ready in:45min
Place the olive oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until chicken is browned. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes.
Add chicken stock, undrained tomatoes, beans, carrots, potato, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, stirring to break up tomatoes. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Ladle soup into bowls, top each with 1 teaspoon pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.