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Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup

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Make this Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup tonight.

It’s packed with protein, veggies, and hearty beans. Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup takes very little time and effort to make. You are likely to have most (or all) the ingredients, in your freezer, pantry, and spice drawer.

And best of all, it tastes delicious! The zesty broth is robust, and loaded with chunky goodness.

Making Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup Recipe

To Make Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup

Start by sautéing onions, peppers, and carrots in a large pot. Throw in whole chicken breasts, beans, and a handful of common spices. Simmer the soup until the chicken cooks through.

Then shred the chicken breasts and stir the shredded chicken back into the pot.

Dinner is ready to serve!

Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup Recipe

This Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup is a one-pot meal your whole family will love.

The recipes makes a large batch, so you can plan to take it to work as lunch for several days, freeze some, or feed a crowd!

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Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup Recipe - A light and lean chicken soup with robust flavor and texture. Made with beans, tons of vegetables, and savory spices.
Servings: 12


  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1-2 carrots, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cans white beans in any variety, drained (15-ounce cans)
  • 4.5 ounces chopped green chiles (1 can)
  • 11 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 10 ounces frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  • Set a large 6-8 quart stock pot over medium heat. Add the butter, onions, peppers, carrots, and garlic. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the whole chicken breasts, beans, chiles, broth, all herbs and spices, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the chicken breasts are cooked through, pull them out of the soup with tongs. Add the corn to the soup. Then use a fork to shred the chicken into small pieces. Add the shredded chicken back to the soup.
  • Stir. Then taste the soup. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm!



Serving: 1cup, Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 907mg, Potassium: 839mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1270IU, Vitamin C: 35.7mg, Calcium: 86mg, Iron: 3.7mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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33 comments on “Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup”

  1. This soup was so bland.  It’s like the start of something good but needs more.  If I were to make it again, I would use 8 cups of chicken broth and add celery and spinach with the corn.  I would also double up some of the spices. 

  2. This is one of our favorite winter soups. At first, I was a little surprised by the inclusion of ginger, which seemed an unusual choice with the other spices, but it absolutely makes the flavor pop. Love this nice big recipe that leaves plenty for the freezer. Thanks! 

  3. Family said it was the best soup I’ve ever made. So full of flavour. I followed the recipe except for two additions: added fresh herbs from my garden and added 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste. Served with freshly baked buns. Keeper for sure. Thank you!

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  5. This soup was delicious.  Even my son asked for leftovers for lunch.   I made mine in an instant pot because the chicken was frozen and the beans were dry.  I used 6 cups broth (half veggie half chicken m) because that is what fit in my Instant Pot. I also added a can of diced tomatoes. 

  6. I’m hoping I’m not the only one with this problem and maybe you or someone has a solution. When you highlight an ingredient in your recipe such as “chicken broth” when I print the recipe the highlighted area does not print. I understand the monetary advantage for you but it’s a pain to have to stop and write in different ingredients. Any solutions? I hope so. Love the ones I’ve made so far.

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  8. This soup was soooo good. Perfect dinner on a cold day.  I love that it came together so easily. 

  9. I didnt have green chiles so I used chopped Pepperonconi’s
    The Pepperonconi s added a nice flavor of salty tangy and spicy zip.
    I had to also use green bell pepper instead of red bell pepper.
    I only had one can of white beans so substituted black beans for the other beans.
    I also only added 8 cups of broth because I like a thicker soup.
    This soup is fabulous.
    A real keeper!

  10. I didnt have green chiles so I used Peperconi’s
    The Peperconi s added a nice flavor of salty tangy and spice.
    I had to also use green peppers instead of red.
    I only had one can of white beans so substituted black beans for the other beans.
    I also only added 8 cups of broth because I like a thicker soup.
    This soup is fabulous.
    A real keeper!

  11. I made it as is and it is a very good soip. Thankyou!

  12. You forgot the celery and the spinach.

  13. Made this a few nights ago! Good reviews from all around the table :) Chicken soup with a good zip!

  14. Im sure this is silly but how large is each serving or rather what is considered a serving size for the 290 calories?

  15. Delicious!!!  Doubled it in a large pot and will freeze for later…I make lots of soup and loved the combination of spices in the recipe…Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  16. Made this today and it was super yummy. 

  17. 11 cups chicken broth???? Is that a typo?

  18. This soup looks and sounds delicious–can’t wait to try it!  Also, I saw your great suggestions for using pumpkin puree on Pioneer Woman’s site, and one after another seem so creative and fabulous!!  Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas.  Happy Autumn, Sommer!

  19. Wonderful soup!  Added an extra can of white beans and a little less corn and its my new favorite soup.  

  20. This sounds delicious.  Do you think it would freeze well? I like to keep some homemade soup in the freezer for quick meals rather than reverting to canned soups in the winter.

  21. This sounds great. Can it be put in a crockpot?

    • I am going to try the crockot method.  Any suggestions?   Also, this is a lot for two old people.  Think I could cut the recipe in half?

  22. Great recipe! Gotta make this tonight!

  23. Looks delicious! This may be a very dumb question.. where it say so “3 – 15 ounce can white beans”, does that mean one can between 3 and 15 ounces? Or 3 cans of 15 ounces each? Thanks!

  24. Is this soup spicy? I love cooking, but my dad does not like anything spicy.

    • Hi Alexandria!

      It’s only spicy if you choose hot green chiles, instead of mild green chiles. If he is very sensitive to heat, you can also omit the crushed red pepper. Enjoy!