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Chicken Kale White Bean Soup Recipe

This Chicken Kale White Bean Soup Recipe is incredibly easy, healthy, and delicious. Chock full of nutritious ingredients to keep your eaters fueled and happy. Gluten free and dairy free, it’s a healthy bowl of yummy comfort.

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Chicken Soup with White Beans and Kale

We’ve been on a relentless soup kick. Right when January reared its arctic head, we started feasting on the likes of tasty Easy Lemon Lentil Soup and healthy yet velvety Roasted Tomato Basil Soup.  There are very few meals as comforting and uplifting as a steaming hot bowl of satisfying (and healthy!) soup on a cold winter night.

Today’s Chicken Kale White Bean Soup recipe is a variation of the kind of chicken soup I grew up on and regularly come back to. It’s a wonderfully humble, cozy, and healthy bowl of natural deliciousness. This yummy soup just happens to be gluten free and dairy free. So for all y’all who are looking for a gluten free chicken soup — or dairy free chicken soup — you’ve arrived at your happy destination.

Chicken soup comes in all shapes and sizes. Lemon Chicken Wild Rice Soup is ever popular in our kitchen, as is our faithfully classic go-to Hearty Turkey/Chicken Noodle Soup. If you like souper food, you’ll appreciate the roundup at the end of this post.

Today we added kale, white beans, spices, and rice to create this scrumptious Chicken Kale White Bean Soup that will be on your dinner table in well under an hour…

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Why You’ll Love Chicken White Bean Soup

Why I’ve been dishing up Chicken Kale White Bean Soup for dinner:

  • It’s brimming with protein, antioxidants, and nothing but the good stuff
  • It’s colder here in Minneapolis than in Alaska. ‘Nuff said about that.
  • It comes together in less than an hour. Even faster when you use rotisserie chicken.
  • It’s accidentally gluten-free and dairy-free, if that feeds your needs.
  • Leftovers are fantastically awesome the next day.
  • It makes our taste buds so so soooo happy 😄 …that’s the best part.

Soup’s on. Enjoy.

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Chicken Kale White Bean Soup

Chicken Kale White Bean Soup Recipe

5 from 3 ratings
This Chicken Kale White Bean Soup Recipe is incredibly easy, healthy, and delicious. Chock full of nutritious ingredients to keep your eaters well fueled and happy. Gluten free and dairy free, it’s a healthy bowl of yummy comfort.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Amy Dong


  • 3 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 7 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 31 oz white beans, drained
  • 1 TB oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 cups chicken stock, homemade or high quality store-bought
  • 3 cups chicken, cooked/shredded rotisserie works well
  • 3 cups kale, baby leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups rice, cooked. white or brown


  • In a Dutch oven or large, heavy stock pot, heat olive oil over medium high until hot. Add onion and stir 2-3 minutes just until translucent. Add garlic and stir 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add carrots and stir 2-3 minutes.
  • Gently add white beans, oregano, kosher salt, black pepper, stock, and shredded chicken. Bring to a low boil; cover and simmer 15-25 minutes or until carrots are tender. Add sliced kale leaves and simmer just until it’s tender, 2-3 minutes.
  • Ladle soup and a scoop of rice into individual bowls.


If you have leftovers, keep the soup and rice separate so the rice doesn’t soak up all the broth. Reheat each separately before combining into individual bowls.

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 1417mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2586IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 7mg
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat
Method: Stovetop

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Tomato Basil Soup with Shredded Cheese and Crusty Bread

One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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    • Mary

    nutritional information please

    • Olivia Brown

    Wow! Looks so Yummy and Delicious. Will try it soon for my family. Thanks!

    • Kylie cre8tone

    Such a great recipe. Love to try it out

    • Elizabeth O
    • 5 stars

    That Chicken kale White Bean Soup looks really good and perfect for a cold weather for warming up.

    • Lisa Rios

    White beans are delicious! I had never thought of putting kale in soup before.

      • chewoutloud

      They’re so delish and healthy 🙂

    • Pooja Kawatra Gupta

    This recipe looks delicious and quite easy to try out at home, perfect for this rainy cold weather.

    • Jill

    This looks delicious! I think I’ll prepare this for dinner later.

    • Lauren Ashley | ImLaurenAc

    This looks like a great winter soup. Hearty and balanced. I think I’m going to try this with sausage.

      • chewoutloud

      Me, too, I’m adding sausage next time for the kiddos who love sausage 🙂

    • lucicoo

    This looks super delicious. This will be perfect for a nice winter dinner. I will have to make this really soon.

    • Preet

    The soup looks so delicious and healthy, perfect for cold evenings. It has all of my favorite ingredients, love the way you have presented it. I would love to try this out.

    • Kesha

    I am making this one this weekend. I also want to make that one pot stuffed pepper soup. Wow, your pictures make me hungry!

      • chewoutloud

      Then I’ve done my job, Kesha! LOL 😉 Happy cooking!

    • Evelyn |

    Another mouth-watering, delicious recipe. Love it! Thanks for this – will make it this week! (Just in time!!) 😀

    • Alicia Taylor at
    • 5 stars

    Before moving back home to Florida, I lived in Minneapolis area (in the Apple Valley Suburbs). Minneapolis is almost always colder than Alaska. Also, it’s frequently colder than Iceland (my husband used to live there. We had fun comparing the temps.) Soups like this are perfect for winter days.

      • chewoutloud

      You’re SO lucky to be in warm FL now! I used to live in So. Cal, raised there…miss it this time of year! It’s crazy it’s actually colder in MN than in Iceland 😛

    • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    Looks yummy! And I agree, soups are perfect for this cold and freezing weather!

    • RenaissanceGirl

    It’s so great to find a soup recipe with a good amount of protein – I’ll have to give this one a go next week for my meal-prep. We’re definitely in need of mid-winter warmers here in Scotland!

      • chewoutloud

      Enjoy the soup and keep warm! 🙂

    • Emily Fata

    This recipe looks so delicious!! I love making soups to warm me up on these long, cold winter days.

      • chewoutloud

      It’s super yum and warming 🙂

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