Chicken Kale and White Bean Soup Recipe
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Chicken Kale and White Bean Soup

Comforting homemade soup recipe filled with chicken, healthy kale, hearty white beans in a chicken stock base. Made with creamy Parmesan, and gluten free.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 cans white cannellini or great northern beans drained
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 10 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 1 Parmesan cheese rind
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 bunch Kale stems removed, cut into bite sized pieces


  • In a 5-8 qt stock pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil. over medium heat. Add the onion; cook for about 8 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the white beans, carrots, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken broth, chicken, Parmesan rind and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and let cook for 20-30 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Toss in the kale, a handful at a time.
  • Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.