chicken minestrone soup

Chicken Minestrone Soup

Minestrone’s a quick healthy meal, with tender chicken, mixed vegetables, and pasta swirl around in light savory broth.

Serves: 6

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can red kidney beans (16 oz)
  • 1 cup dry macaroni shells
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme leaves
  • 1 can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup green beans


    1. Heat oil and butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Add the chicken, carrots and onion. Cook, stirring often for 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned and the vegetables are tender crisp.
    3. Add the broth, kidney beans, macaroni shells, salt, pepper and thyme. Brin to a slight boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
    4. Add tomatoes with their juice and green beans. Simmer for 3 minutes.
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