Chicken vegetable pasta soup with bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, red kidney beans, spinach, garlic. Delicious, easy to make!
Keyword chicken vegetable soup, vegetable pasta soup
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 45minutes
2tablespoonsolive oil, divided
1green bell pepper, chopped
1poundchicken breast or tenders
1carrot, peeled and cubed into very small cubes
15oz red kidney beansfrom the can, drained
4garlic cloves, minced
4cupschicken broth(32 oz)
6ozpenne pasta, uncooked
In a large soup pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and cook for 1 minute. Then add chopped green bell pepper and cook for another minute on medium-high heat. Remove vegetables from the pan.
Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, heat it up on medium-high heat. Slice chicken into small pieces. Season chicken slices generously with paprika, oregano, basil, and salt. Sautee on medium-high heat until browned on both sides. The chicken does not have to be cooked all the way through, as you will continue cooking it in the next steps.
Return cooked onions and bell peppers to the pan. Add chopped carrots, tomatoes, red kidney beans, fresh spinach, and minced garlic. Add chicken broth and water. Add ½ teaspoon of oregano and ½ teaspoon basil. Bring to boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes until carrots are cooked and chicken cooked through.
Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions on package, al dente. Add cooked and drained pasta to soup and cook a couple of minutes longer.