Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chicken and White Bean Soup with Tomatoes

Both of my daughters are wonderful cooks. I'm hoping they got it from me. I always loved cooking and tried to get them involved from the time they were old enough to hold a spatula. Anyhow, my youngest daughter and her husand, who also loves to cook, came up with this wonderful soup recipe. So I'm going to make it today. Thought my readers would also enjoy it. I will let everyone know how mine turns out. Hope you all will do the same. Happy cooking...............

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 2 hrs | Servings: 4-6 | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme, black pepper
  • 1-1/2 to 2 chicken breasts, cooked, chopped
  • 1/4-1/3 cup red or dry white wine
  • 2-3 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Wedge of salt pork, trimmed of rind. About 2-1/2 " long and 1/2 " thick
  • 2 cans great northern white beans, drained and rinsed


Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil till onion is just translucent

Add bacon and cook till browned

Add thyme and cracked pepper along with the chicken, cook till combined and fragrant, about 5 min.

Add wine, turn up heat and cook till reduced by half

Add tomatoes, chicken broth

Bring to simmer, add salt pork wedge, cover and transfer to 350 degree oven and cook for 1 hour

Stir, add beans and return to oven (covered) for another hour

Remove salt pork wedge

Serve with crusty bread

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  1. Yes, it is. I made enough so I could freeze a couple of containers full.