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Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Soup - Tuscan chicken and bean soup is a delicious, hearty one pot meal. It's easy to make from scratch, but if you're short on time, take a shortcut and make it with leftover or already cooked chicken.

Course: Entrées, Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: One Pot Meal, winter recipe, cannellini beans, Chicken, Lunch, leftovers, Stew
Servings: 8
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 4 ounces pancetta or bacon if you can’t find pancetta
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 28 ounce canned tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 28 ounce canned white cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 ciabatta rolls or 1 ciabatta baguette,sliced
  • olive oil
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • block of Parmesan cheese
  1. Place pancetta in a large stockpot and cook until some of the fat has been rendered out – about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the pancetta with a slotted spoon and set it aside.
  2. Add the onion to the stockpot and cook until the onion starts to soften – about 6 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme, basil, rosemary and tomato paste, stir to blend well, and cook for another minute or two. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, shredded chicken and beans to the pot and stir well.
  3. Simmer the soup for 30 minutes. While the soup is simmering, pre-heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and toast the cut side of the ciabatta rolls or slices in the skillet until nicely browned.
  4. Remove the soup from heat and stir in the spinach. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the soup with some of the cooked pancetta sprinkled on top, some shards of Parmesan cheese (made by peeling the cheese with a potato peeler) and the toasted ciabatta bread.

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Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 1008mg42%
Potassium 1049mg30%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 2125IU43%
Vitamin C 16.5mg20%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.