Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chicken, White Bean and Kale Soup

Chicken, White Bean and Kale Soup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Tender chunks of roast chicken, creamy white beans and fresh kale combine with a sprinkling of herbs and a bit of chicken broth to make a surprisingly hearty meal. Topped with a generous sprinkling of cheese, my husband and I both agreed that this soup was delicious.

My boys weren't big fans of the kale. All three of them requested that I put their kale in a smoothie next time instead of soup. At least they like kale most of the time, right?

Chicken, White Bean and Kale Soup
Yield: 8 servings
(printable recipe)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped small
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups chicken stock or 8 cups water plus 3 tablespoons chicken base
1/2 - 1 teaspoon kosher salt, add more to taste depending on how salty your stock is
1 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups cooked white beans or 2 cans white beans (no need to drain the beans)
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped bite size
4 cups kale leaves, removed from the stem and chopped bite size
Topping: freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, 1-2 tablespoons for each bowl

Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large soup pot. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the stock, white beans, chicken and all the spices.

Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for just long enough to warm the beans and the chicken. Add the kale and let it simmer for just a moment to wilt it slightly. Scoop into bowls and top with generous amounts of freshly grated Parmesan. Enjoy!

FREEZER MEAL: Let the soup cool completely before transferring to freezer safe containers. Soup can be reheated in the microwave or it can be thawed first and then reheated on the stove-top.

Chicken, White Bean and Kale Soup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. Yeah for sharing recipes!

  2. I love your 'white' soups, they are so unique!

  3. Looks delicious especially with the parmesan on top.

  4. I love the parmesan topping on this soup. This soup looks so rich, hearty and homey.

  5. Your post look yummy & delicious, I must try it. Thank you.Recipes.