Easy Chicken Minestrone Soup

A shredded chicken soup flavored with garlic, onions, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, kale, pasta and beans. Deliciously finished, if you like, with Parmesan cheese.
Easy Chicken Minestrone Soup


  • 10 cups water
  • 1 chicken breast (half)
  • 1 onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 zucchini (diced medium)
  • 2 carrots (cut into rounds)
  • 3 cups kale (tough stems and ribs removed, cut into pieces)
  • 1 can tomatoes (14 ounces, diced)
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (15 ounces, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup pasta (brown rice elbow pasta or small pasta shells)
  • Parmesan cheese (grated, optional)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
1 hour, 5 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 20 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour, 5 minutes | Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes


1. Bring water with chicken to boil in a large pot. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through, 40 minutes, skimming fat and foam.
2. While chicken is cooking, get veggies ready.
chicken minestrone photo instruction 1
3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, 8 minutes.
4. Add garlic and cook, 30 seconds.
chicken minestrone photo instruction 2
5. Add tomatoes with juice and cook until most of liquid is evaporated, 5 minutes.
chicken minestrone photo instruction 3
6. Remove chicken from broth and set aside to cool slightly. Then shred into bite-size pieces. Return to pot.
7. Add veggies mixture to pot and bring to a boil.
8. Stir in pasta, carrots, kale, zucchini and beans, cook for 7 more minutes.
chicken minestrone photo instruction 4
9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
10. Serve hot. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan, if desired.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Diced Tomatoes

Diced Tomatoes
Canned Garbanzo Beans

Canned Garbanzo Beans
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Grated Parmesan

Grated Parmesan
Brown Rice Elbows

Brown Rice Elbows
Fresh Kale

Fresh Kale





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Awesome minestrone!

I really loved the recipe. This chicken minestrone was easy to make and the flavor was amazing! My husband couldn't stop eating it! Can't wait to make this soup again!

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