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Published on January 07, 2020

bowl of chicken pesto soup

Recipe: Chicken Pesto Soup

What could be better than soup this time of year? Soup with only five ingredients that tastes amazing!

Chicken Pesto Soup


  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 5 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans Great Northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup pesto (Note: Most any brand of prepared pesto works well)
  • Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)


  1. Stir together stock, spinach, chicken and beans in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over high heat until the soup reaches a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, stir in pesto, and simmer for 2-5 minutes
  4. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Source: Lauren Cornay, RD, LN, Avera Heart Hospital

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