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Chicken and White Bean Soup

Gluten Free Keto Low Carb

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis

  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Difficulty Easy

Chicken and White Bean Soup with Low-Carb Angel Hair

Ready for a hearty take on a classic? This chicken noodle and white bean soup is like stew meets soup meets pasta. In other words, it’s perfect for any meal, any time.

The secret to this hearty soup is the white beans and aromatics. The recipe tastes like you’ve been simmering soup all day long (but it’s ready fast—perfect even for a weeknight). If you’re ready to have a soup that satisfies like a meal, this recipe is for you!

Soup Season: Chicken and White Beans, the Cold Weather Combo

So, chicken and white bean soup doesn’t have an exact origin story. It’s a culinary combination that gathers inspiration from many different cultures and traditions.

Soup is one of the oldest forms of food, spanning nearly every culture. It’s long been a practical way to combine local ingredients into a wholesome, warming dish that fills you up. It's the OG of comfort food. Flavorful ingredients make the broth rich and satisfying. Soup is more than just the sum of its parts.

Chicken has also been a long-time diet staple. It's widely available around the globe, it's low-cost, and it's healthy. Boiling chicken for a rich, delicious broth has been the foundation for all kinds of variations. Look at matzo ball soup, egg drop soup, Greek avgolemono, and all the rest. Chicken soup is a staple almost everywhere. This keto chicken soup recipe is an excellent take on the classic favorite.

The other big ingredient in this recipe is beans. Beans, like soup, have been around for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations from Egypt, Peru, and Mexico used beans in their cooking. White beans, like cannellini, navy, and great northern beans, have an extra creamy texture and mild flavor. They pair well with almost any ingredient and are especially delightful in soups and stews.

Beans are also a nutritional powerhouse with many health benefits. Beans are rich in protein (ideal for the low-carb keto diet), full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and low in fat and density. This white bean soup recipe will fill you up without weighing you down.  

Beans also have a low glycemic index, which slows down carbohydrate absorption (like It's Skinny Noodles). They help keep blood sugar steady, which is important for people with diabetes or those who want to stay fuller longer. In other words, beans are a great soup ingredient! Canned beans make it quick and simple.

Today, you’ll find chicken and white bean soups on many different menus. For example, Italian restaurants often serve Tuscan-style Ribollita, which is similar to our yummy recipe today.

White bean chicken soup is a perfect keto soup and great for those following a low-calorie diet. Everything in this delicious soup is healthy, simple ingredients. The next time you're craving soup that's better than (and just as easy as) canned, this is a great recipe to hit the spot.

What’s Chicken Soup without Noodles?

What takes this soup to the next level is the addition of noodles. We use It's Skinny Angel Hair to round out this soup into a complete, one-pot meal.

It’s Skinny Pasta has ZERO net carbs per serving and only 9 calories. It’s a great way to turn simple dishes into satisfying meals without any guilt. It’s Skinny is perfect for keto dieters, ideal for gluten-free lifestyles, and compatible with Whole 30, Intermittent Fasting, and many other ways of eating.

The noodles are made with plant-based ingredients. They’re vegan, extremely low-carb, and so versatile. You can whip up a pack of It’s Skinny Pasta in about 3 minutes. It takes on the flavor of surrounding ingredients—just like traditional pasta.

What are those plant-based ingredients? It's Skinny is made from a vegetable called konjac. It's very filling and high in fiber, making it the perfect option for those looking for a healthy, low-carb alternative.

We chose It’s Skinny Angel Hair for this recipe, but any of our amazing varieties would pair perfectly with this one. It's Skinny comes in organic and traditional versions of:

Order a variety pack to try them all and choose your favorite style! We are also excited to share the new Skinny Mac—our low-carb, gluten-free mac and cheese. Skinny Mac is keto-certified, so it's ideal for those who want to enjoy their comforting favorites without shifting out of ketosis.

Try It’s Skinny today, and remake any recipe the low-carb way! If you thought you couldn’t enjoy your most beloved dishes, put them back on the menu with It’s Skinny pasta!

Variations for Chicken and White Bean Soup with Noodles

Do you like to experiment in the kitchen? Are you missing an ingredient or two for this recipe? No worries! Here are some of the best ways to modify this It’s Skinny recipe and make it your own.

Could I use other proteins in this dish?

The chunks of tender chicken are delicious with escarole and beans, but many other protein options would work in this yummy soup. You could try sausage for a spicy Italian favorite. You could also make this soup with leftover turkey, ground turkey, or ground chicken. Pulled rotisserie chicken is also delicious here. 

Want to add some deep, smokey flavor to your soup? This soup goes particularly well with ham and similar cured meats. Replace the chicken with small bite-sized pieces of pork or any other meat you prefer.

How can I spice up this soup?

Do you want a little kick in your soup? Give this soup some spice with red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, or a few dashes of hot sauce. An array of fresh herbs and spices pair perfectly with this soup. Rosemary, thyme, fresh basil, parsley, or oregano could all be very nice in this dish. Add some black pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest, or Italian seasoning.

If you’re looking for depth of flavor, ramp up the aromatics with more onions and garlic. You could also add some sausage or smoked turkey. Sun-dried tomatoes play well here. Green chiles can take this soup into white chicken chili recipe territory. While this soup is delicious as-is, there are some fun ways to customize it to your preferred taste.

Can I use any type of It’s Skinny Pasta?

The secret to cooking with It’s Skinny is that you can swap any of our Pastas or Rice in any recipe. We chose Angel Hair for this white bean and chicken soup because the delicate noodles play well with the other textures.

You could quite easily use It’s Skinny Rice Shape in this recipe. Spaghetti or even Fettuccine would work, especially if you want to make it more of a Pasta-oriented dish and less of a soup. No matter what type of It’s Skinny you choose for this recipe, it will be satisfying and oh-so-yummy!

How to Make Chicken and White Bean Soup with It’s Skinny Angel Hair

This soup is delicious on a cold day, but it’s light and fresh enough to enjoy in the summer. It’s Skinny Angel Hair makes this soup hearty, comforting, and extra filling. This amazing recipe will become one of your favorite picks for soup season! It takes just a little time to cook, making it an easy keto dinner recipe.

Watch Chef Michele makes this quick and satisfying chicken and white bean soup on our YouTube channel!



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  • Angel Hair | It's Skinny
  • 1 package It's Skinny Angel Hair
  • 1/2 head escarole, chopped
  • 1 small white onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can white cannellini beans, not drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese



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