Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chicken and White Bean Soup


A hearty rustic soup made with chunks of boneless skinless chicken thighs, with a hint of smoked bacon, Cannelini beans, orzo pasta, fresh plum tomatoes and oregano, simmered together in a flavorful broth.

Serve with a crusty Italian bread and a salad or makes for a wonderful meal by itself. 



Chicken and White Bean Soup
Serves 4
Recipe from Cooking Light


Ingredients:
2 smoked bacon slices, chopped
12 ounces, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped fresh plum tomato
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups water
2 cups fat-free, chicken broth
2/3 cup uncooked orzo (rice shaped pasta)
1(15-ounce) can organic white beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat 7 minutes or until crisp.  Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan; set bacon aside.

2.  Add chicken to drippings in pan; saute 6 minutes.  Remove chicken from pan.  Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes or until tender.  Add tomato, oregano, and pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  return bacon and chicken to pan.  Stir in 2 cups water and broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.  Bring to a boil.  Add orzo, and cook for 9 minutes or until al dente.  Add beans; cook 2 minutes or until heated.  Remove from heat; stir in parsley, vinegar, and salt.

Enjoy!


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45 comments:

rosaria said...

I love bean soups and this is a great variation.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Bean soups are one of our favorites and this looks like a real winner Velva. Love the orzo in it. I'm using it more and more. It's not as heavy as other pastas.
Sam

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds delicious. Diane

Barbara said...

Copied this already, Velva. I'm not much of a soup-maker (probably because I live alone) but this one is a winner.

Pierce said...

Well you just settled it, that is what I'll make for our lunch tomorrow. A big pot of trhis soup ought to last us a few days for lunch at work. Mmmmm

Design Wine and Dine said...

We have been buying lots of the boneless skinless chicken thighs...better tasting than the breasts and less $$$. This looks delicious, I feel like I can smell and taste it!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

That looks so good! I'm definitely making this.

Parsley Sage said...

Mmmm...LOVELY! Great soup, thanks for sharing!

Anncoo said...

Very comforting bean soup. Looks so delicious!

Kate said...

This looks great. Bean soup is always delicious. Wish I had a bowl for lunch!

Chris said...

Ha when I first saw the orzo, for a second I thought, what the hell kind of beans are those?

This looks really good, Velva!

Beth said...

I love white beans. This looks great!

That Girl said...

Just a small step from cassoulet! White beans always do it for me!

Claudia said...

Tomorrow's dinner. I am a chicken and white bean fan and I am chilly - we're still in soup season. I love coming here!

Anna C said...

Velva, this is the kind of soup my mom would make. It such a comforting soup.

tasteofbeirut said...

This is a soup I made a few times and always adored it! Perfect for this kind of cool weather too.

Chef E said...

Now I want this and Chris's hot dog...I love orzo, top on my list of good eats!

Ana Powell said...

Wow, that is awesomely delicious ♥

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks great love this kind of soup

Michael Toa said...

Velva, this looks so hearty and comforting. My kind of soup. Enjoy your Sunday.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Velva this soup looks absolutely amazing! I love that its chicken thighs and the orzo. Must make this SOON!

My Little Space said...

This is the very first time I came across this white beans. They look like seeds! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great week ahead. Happy HOliday!
Blessings, Kristy

teresa said...

i love that you use chicken thighs in this. it looks so hearty and filling, lovely soup!

Julie said...

Oh my...I could eat this for days and be a happy girl! I got the post up all about YOU! Check it out :)

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

What a healthy hearty delicious soup!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

You got me on the orzo and white beans - two of my favorite ingredients!

Farmchick said...

Just my kind of thing and I have already printed this out!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Chicken thighs are the best in soups and stews! This sounds like a wonderful recipe with the orzo and white beans.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mouthwatering soup dear. Excellent preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Marguerite said...

I would love a big bowl of this soup right now! Looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

grace said...

white beans are perfect for soups. your batch looks extra hearty--bacon AND chicken, beans AND orzo. excellent. :)

girlichef said...

Very comforting and full of fabulous flavors. I'll take a bowl, please!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'll need that to warm me up tomorrow. Can you believe it's going to be 46 in MS tomorrow....

5 Star Foodie said...

So yummy with white beans and orzo, an excellent soup!

Rita said...

I nave been on the lookout for a bean soup and here it is. Thank you.
Rita

abby said...

I absolutely love soup and this recipe looks so easy to put together. Looks absolutely delicious as well!

Tiffanee said...

This sounds AMAZING!! Bookmarking it to make soon!!

Sinful Sundays said...

This looks delicious! I love rustic soups. :)

Karen Harris said...

Velva, this looks so comforting. I wish I had a pot of this to feed by boys tonight.

LaDivaCucina said...

How funny, Velva, me, you AND Christo all posted about a stew with white beans in the last few days! Simpatico! Pasta fagioli, pasta and beans but with chicken, a nice hearty combo.

PS: Thanks for the super sweet comments on my blog about my dish and photos, I will think about it! : )

Katerina said...

The weather here is very unstable lately so this soup is ideal!

Rettabug said...

What a BEAUTIFUL BLOG!! I literally, gasped when I saw the first few photos. Outstanding!!!
How is it that I am just now finding you after blogging for over a year now? Your photography is just incredible.

I see lots of familiar faces above me. Now I will spend the next hour or so, peeking into every corner of your little space on the web.

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my table, otherwise I never would have found you, V.

fondly,
Rett

Lynda said...

This looks so comforting and delicious with the beans and bacon. Bacon adds so much flavor to so many foods. I've bookmarked this for our next cold snap.

Eliana said...

So wish I had had this for lunch instead of my boring turkey sandwich. Looks so comforting and delicious.

ValleyWriter said...

Wow - this looks delicious! And very hearty - I might even be able to convince my "soup is not a full meal" husband that this is dinner in and of itself!

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