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 Recipe

62 Reviews for Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto


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.


Easy, and great tasting. I used store bought basil and pesto.
Will make again. Just a fantastic recipe.


My partner and I both thought this soup was good enough to be a repeat recipe. He is a chef and very picky. I substituted red kidney beans, added some mushrooms and used both carrots and red pepper. I also used olivieri store bought pesto instead of fresh. I have been craving it ever since I made it :)


The fresh pesto definitely made this soup come together. Next time, I might substitute escarole instead of spinach for a different flavor.


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