Chicken & Garbanzo Bean Soup

With a light, licorice flavor, fennel adds an enticing taste to this hearty chicken soup. Eat it the day you make it, or prepare it the night before so it can sit in the slow cooker until dinner.



by 2  people


add your rating
add a comment
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2 1/2  cups 
    sliced carrots
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1  15  ounce can 
    garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   medium 
    fennel bulb, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices, or 1 1/2 cups sliced celery
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   large 
    onion, chopped
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   pound 
    skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1  14  ounce can 
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   cups 
    water
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    shredded fresh spinach or escarole

Directions
1.
In a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker combine carrots, garbanzo beans, fennel, and onion. Top with chicken pieces. Sprinkle with dried marjoram and thyme (if using), and pepper. Pour the broth and water over all.
2.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon; cool slightly. Shred chicken into bite-size pieces. Return to cooker. Stir in the spinach and, if using, the fresh marjoram and thyme. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 216, Fat, total (g) 2, chol. (mg) 44, carb. (g) 27, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 6, sugar (g) 7, pro. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 8017, vit. C (mg) 15, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 10, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Folate (g) 85, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 481, Potassium (mg) 710, calcium (mg) 81, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
 Articles
Chicken Noodle Soup: An Easy Way to Make a Comforting Classic
...: improving my barely-there cooking skills by making 40 new-to-me recipes. A chicken noodle soup... cold and needed easy-to-eat comfort food. For a seasoned home cook, chicken noodle soup may be a simple.... Logically, then, my first step was to search "easy chicken noodle soup recipe" and choose... read more...
Meatless Monday: Black Bean Burgers for Dinner Tonight
... as we've gotten into a real rice-and-bean rut. I recently heard a friend talk about how much her young... son loves black bean burgers, so I went on the hunt for a recipe to try. As soon as I saw how short... the ingredient list was for these easy Black Bean Nacho Burgers and I checked my pantry to make sure I had... read more...
Springtime Pasta Fagioli Soup
... was craving a healthy and comforting dish and found the recipe for a classic Pasta Fagioli Soup. I passed... the dish a springtime feel. Click here to get our Pasta Fagioli Soup recipe I began by prepping all my... soup to add another burst of flavor and then topped each bowl with a freshly shaved Parmesan... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products