02.13.18

WHITE BEAN SOUP WITH CHICKEN

white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest

bri went up to a cabin last weekend and came back raving about this white bean soup she had made and said that i had to make it. so i went immediately to the store and made it that night and she was right. it’s the perfect soup. it’s almost surprising because you look at the ingredient list and it doesn’t jump out to you as anything that extraordinary. the original recipe is found , from all recipes, but bri adapted it greatly by adding bacon, chicken, chicken stock, garlic croutons and red pepper flakes. much of the country is covered in snow right now and this recipe couldn’t be more perfect for a winter weekend. – joanie

white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest
white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest
white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest

creamy white bean soup
serves 4

• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 white onion finely chopped
• 4 strips of bacon
• the meat from one rotisserie chicken
• 2 stalks of celery, chopped
• 2 gloves of garlic, minced
• 2 16 ounces cans of white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
• 32 ounces chicken broth 2 cups
• black pepper, salt
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 2 cups spinach, washed and chopped
• juice of half a lemon
• fresh parmesan and parsley for garnish

garlic croutons
• 2 garlic cloves
• olive oil
• 5 pieces of sliced baguette

white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest
white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest

• place the 4 strips of bacon in a deep frying pan and cook until crispy. once they are almost done put the chopped white onion on top of the bacon and cook until the onions are golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. add the garlic and celery and cook for 5 more minutes. remove the bacon (set aside and chopped once it cools) and add the rinsed beans, chicken broth, pepper, thyme and red pepper flakes. bring to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.

• with a slotted spoon, pull out 2 cups of veggie and bean mixture and set aside. blend the rest until creamy with an immersion blender. add the beans and veggies back in along with the chicken and chopped spinach. heat for two more minutes and turn off the heat. add the lemon juice. salt and pepper to taste.

white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest

• for the croutons – heat oil and garlic in a pan on medium heat, add the sliced baguette and toast both sides in the garlic and oil mixture until golden brown. remove and let cool. cut into cubes.

white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest

• spoon the soup into bowls, top with chopped bacon, parsley, parmesan and croutons. serve and enjoy!!

white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest
white bean soup with chicken | designlovefest

7 COMMENTS

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    nikki says:

    Yumm, this looks beyond delicious!

    Lauren H Jerome Lynch says:

    Made this tonight for dinner and it was amazing!!

    Jessica Galvin says:

    Made this delicious soup this weekend, for my family and our next door neighbors with a side salad from @acouplecooks. The soup and salad were both big hits. My husband loved all the flavors and the complexity of the soup. Thank you for the recipe!

    Em says:

    Made this last night and it was super yummy. I actually did half the amount of bacon and no chicken (trying to cut back on meat), and it still had lots of flavor. Thanks for the great recipe!

    bri says:

    so happy to hear it turned out well for you! and i agree, the flavor is so great, even without the meat. Xx

    M says:

    This was legit one of the best soups I’ve tried! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    bri says:

    yay! we love hearing that. Xx

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