Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto

September/October 2009

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This fragrant, Italian-flavored soup takes advantage of quick-cooking ingredients—boneless, skinless chicken breast, bagged baby spinach and canned beans. It features a simple homemade basil pesto swirled in at the end to add a fresh herb flavor. If you are very pressed for time, you can substitute 3 to 4 tablespoons of a store-bought basil pesto.

"OMG. This is the first Recipe that I've tried from this Website and I have to say it's absolutely amazing! My family just loved this dish and the flavor and taste was awsome! I will be making this dish more often this winter! "
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto

65 Reviews for Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto


Quick, easy, healthy and delicious....I used leftover chicken and store bought pesto.


I am so glad that I found this recipe!! I needed a quick, easy soup that I could throw everything into, and this was it. I used frozen chicken breasts, which I baked separately so as not to water down the soup, and I used store bought pesto which added a lot of flavor. I loved all of the flavors in this soup! I served it over homemade polenta to give it a little more texture because mine came out a little too liquidy for me. I recommend saving a little chicken broth for reheating as a lot of liquid absorbed in the fridge. Overall, I would say that this recipe was simple, delish and very flavorful. I will definitely make it again!!!

-A. Scott
San Diego


Easy to make and tasted delicious!


Yummy!!!!!!!!! I have made it three times now........ last time I added 1/2 cup of small whole wheat pasta along with the garlic........ and cooked 2 more minutes......... it is sooooooooo good! and nutritious, just added fruit and had a complete meal!..........


The soup was delish. I decided to add the carrots and red pepper for some great color. I didn't have any fresh basil but found a squeeze tube of pesto in my frig and it was great.

I made it for company and they loved it with fresh crusty bread and a big salad.


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