Creamy Chicken and Bean Soup

This creamy soup is actually light and made with shredded chicken breast, two types of beans, and kale.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bean, bean soup, chicken soup, healthy soup, kale, soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 4 Makes about 8 cups
Calories 519 kcal
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • Chicken:
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dry sage
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Soup:
  • 2-3 Tbsp oil for cooking
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 leeks white only
  • Chicken from above
  • 14.5 oz can cannellini beans
  • 14.5 oz can northern white beans
  • Chicken stock from above
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less per taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4-5 leaves of kale
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  1. Combine water, salt, pepper, and sage in a pot and bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Add chicken and lower the heat to medium-low. Let it slow simmer for about an hour.
  2. Take out the chicken to cool a bit. Pour the broth into a different container and set aside.
  3. Shred chicken using two forks. Cut the long shredded chicken pieces to make it easier to eat.
  4. Add oil to the pot and set the heat to medium.
  5. Slice onion and leek thinly and saute for a few minutes.
  6. Add shredded chicken, mix well and add beans. Mix and saute for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add broth, red pepper flakes, and salt to taste. (Use as much or as little red pepper flakes as you want, based on your own spice tolerance.) Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Stir in heavy cream and add chopped kale.
  9. Cook for a few minutes, until kale is softened.

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken and Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 392mg 16%
Potassium 1106mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 2g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 140.9%
Vitamin C 94.7%
Calcium 26.8%
Iron 33.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.