Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup

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Easy & Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup Recipe

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Best Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup Recipe

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 Recipe
5 from 6 votes

Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
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
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 907mg 38%
Potassium 839mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 25.4%
Vitamin C 43.3%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 20.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. Stir. Then taste the soup. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm!

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22 comments on “Healthy Chicken White Bean Soup

  1. Deniseposted January 20, 2019 at 1:59 pm Reply

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

  2. Margaret Dunnposted December 16, 2018 at 9:57 pm Reply

    You forgot the celery and the spinach.

  3. Rubyposted December 8, 2018 at 5:48 pm Reply

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

  4. Caitlinposted November 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm Reply

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

    • Sommerposted November 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm Reply

      Hi Caitlin,

      Depending on how much you cook it down, about 1.5 – 2 cups

  5. Maurineposted November 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm Reply

    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!

  6. Kellyposted October 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Made this today and it was super yummy. 

  7. JCposted October 25, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted October 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm Reply

      Hi JC,

      Nope. It makes a large batch! You can substitute water and bouillon if you prefer. :)

  8. Marie P.posted October 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm Reply

    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!

  9. Saraposted October 15, 2017 at 7:29 pm Reply

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

  10. MartiCposted October 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm Reply

    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.

    • Sommerposted October 14, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply

      Hi MartiC,

      I’ve got some in the freezer right now! Just make sure to let it thaw gently so the beans don’t get mashed up.

  11. Diane Hansenposted October 12, 2017 at 3:34 pm Reply

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

    • Ellenposted November 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm Reply

      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?

      • Sommerposted November 6, 2017 at 8:38 am

        Hi Ellen,

        You can definitely cut the recipe in half! Make sure to sauté the veggies before adding them to the crock. :)

  12. October 9, 2017 at 11:31 pm Reply

    Great recipe! Gotta make this tonight!

  13. Barbaraposted October 9, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply

    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!

    • Elizabethposted October 9, 2017 at 2:52 pm Reply

      Barbara, I’m sure it’s 3 cans, 15 ounces each.

    • Sommerposted October 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply

      Hi Barbara,

      Yes, use three standard-sized cans of white beans. They are usually between 14.5 – 15.5 ounces each. :)

  14. Alexandria Branumposted October 9, 2017 at 11:20 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted October 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm Reply

      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!