Easy Minestrone Soup with Chicken


Easy Minestrone Soup with Chicken
This is one of the easiest slow cooker soups that is packed with goodness I have ever made. Make sure to have hearty bread to dip with. Start it in the morning, walk away and enjoy for a cozy warm dinner.
Recipe type: side
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breast cubed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white (cannellini or navy) beans, drained
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups cooked pasta (your choice)
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  1. In a slow cooker, combine broth, tomatoes, beans, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, sage, bay leaves, and ½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Thirty minutes before the soup is done cooking, add pasta, zucchini and spinach. Cover and cook 30 more minutes. Remove bay leaves and season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle parmesan cheese over top. Serve with a hearty bread.