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

This is such a great soup!

I have now made this soup for 3 weeks straight. I stuck to the recipe which is so easy to follow and quick to make. When the first batch was gone, I found myself wanting to taste the flavors again, so I made it again and again and yes, today, again! I find soup is a good way to get veggies and helps me stick to my healthy eating habits. I do use buillion and broth which is a great combo, and add extra water to fill it out a bit. It freezes great too! Going to have a bowl now. Yum!

Light, flavorful, filling
Quick cooking time

Delicious! Just had for dinner. Skipped croutons. Had French bread on the side. Didn't have marjarom, used dried basil instead. Used fresh basil for pesto.

Healthy, delicious, doesn't take hours to cook, good looking
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Anonymous wrote 27 weeks 5 days ago

Takes some chopping, grating

Takes some chopping, grating time but worth it.

Even my picky 6 year old love this!

This is a healthy, easy to prepare soup. I love that it is a way to get green vegetables into my family's meal. This is one of the best meals my 6 year old says he has ever tasted. He had NO desire to even try it and looked for negative comments to try and make a case for NOT eating it. After half a bowl, he asked if he could write a response because "it is sooooo much better than I thought it would be."

quick, healthy, tastes great
Easy and Yummy

This is very tasty and easy to make. Even the 11-year old liked it...spinach and all.
I cut out the majoram and cooked it longer than suggested. The pesto makes this dish awesome.


I added extra carrots and I simmered the soup for quite a bit longer than the recipe called for.... to really bring out all of the flavors. Besides that, I stuck to the recipe and the soup turned out fantastic! My husband and I both loved it! I sent the recipe to my sister to try!

Quick and easy!

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