Chicken Soup with White Beans and Kale

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What can be better and healthier than a delicious home cooked soup? This chicken, white bean and kale soup is full of flavor comfort soup, seasoned perfectly with just the right amount of spices. When you're busy doing other stuff, you can just throw all the ingredients in a crockpot and in a few hours it's ready to be served.
Chicken Soup with White Beans and Kale

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast (large)
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 onion (small, chopped)
  • 1 can white beans (I used 15 oz can of Organic Great Northern Beans)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup kale (chopped, I used frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon basil (dried)
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme (dried)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese (finely grated, for serving)
  • salt
  • pepper
Yield:
Servings
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
1 hour
Total time:
1 hour, 10 minutes
Yield: 5 Servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Instructions

1. Place chicken breast in a pot. Add water (just enough to cover the chicken).
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2. Bring to a boil, then drain the water and foam from the pot.
3. Add chicken broth and water to the pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Slice carrots, mince garlic, chop onion and celery stalks.
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5. In a skillet, heat olive oil. Saute celery, onion, carrots and garlic, until onions are translucent (about 7 minutes).
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6. Add white beans, sauteed vegetables and chopped kale to the pot. Simmer for 20 minutes.
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7. Add lemon juice, basil, thyme and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
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8. Remove chicken, shred and return to the pot.
9. Serve topped with finely grated Parmesan cheese (optional).
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