20-Minute Chicken Parmesan Soup

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Twenty minutes TOTAL for this delicious, healthy, and easy chicken parmesan soup to be on your table! This is a soup the entire family will go nuts over! via chelseasmessyapron.com

Twenty minutes TOTAL for this delicious, healthy, and easy chicken parmesan soup to be on your table! This is a soup the entire family will go nuts over!

Twenty minutes TOTAL for this delicious, healthy, and easy chicken parmesan soup to be on your table! This is a soup the entire family will go nuts over! via chelseasmessyapron.com

Chicken Parmesan Soup

My toddler has never touched our Christmas tree. And to be honest I never understood when people would talk about their Christmas tree being ruined by a baby because my baby never got within two feet of it.

Flash forward to my second little boy and in the first day it was decorated, I fully commiserated with those who’s babies destroyed their trees. The entire bottom 2 feet of the tree is bare, 3 new ornaments were shattered, at least 6 ornaments have been pulled apart, the cute fabric “Santa ornaments” now have some stains from being kissed with a not quite clean mouth, and the berry sprigs do not look anything like sprigs anymore.

I can’t keep him away from it!

There is always so much to do around the holidays (including redecorating the tree multiple times) which makes for busy and fun-filled days. Days that I don’t have all that much time to cook… That’s where this TWENTY MINUTE soup comes in.

And I’m not even kidding — 20 minutes is all it takes to make this delicious chicken parmesan soup.
Twenty minutes TOTAL for this delicious, healthy, and easy chicken parmesan soup to be on your table! This is a soup the entire family will go nuts over! via chelseasmessyapron.com
Not only is this soup ridiculously easy, it’s also a huge crowd pleaser. With all the family and friends visiting around the holiday time, this is the perfect meal to whip up quickly. You’ll get rave reviews and not even have to spend much time in the kitchen!

This soup has simple ingredients and extremely little veggie prep. The base is made up of Italian diced tomatoes and Swanson Organic Free-Range Chicken Cooking Stock. This stock has a super-rich flavor foundation that really enhances this soup’s flavor.

Twenty minutes TOTAL for this delicious, healthy, and easy chicken parmesan soup to be on your table! This is a soup the entire family will go nuts over! via chelseasmessyapron.com

Cooked pasta gets added to the soup and a prepared rotisserie chicken which is the real secret to how this soup is SO fast. Either use some of a leftover rotisserie chicken or grab some pre-shredded rotisserie chicken at the grocery store (<– one of my favorite time saving hacks and how to ensure this soup is ready in under 20 minutes).

To finish off the soup it’s as easy as adding a generous handful of freshly shaved Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil! We liked this soup best with just the parmesan, but if you want a truer chicken parmesan in soup form, add in some freshly grated mozzarella. ?? Enjoy!
Twenty minutes TOTAL for this delicious, healthy, and easy chicken parmesan soup to be on your table! This is a soup the entire family will go nuts over! via chelseasmessyapron.com

 

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20-Minute Chicken Parmesan Soup

4.89 from 9 votes
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20-Minute Chicken Parmesan Soup

4.89 from 9 votes
Keyword Chicken Parmesan Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rotini pasta uncooked
  • 1/2 of 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces EACH) Italian diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock (I use Swanson Organic Chicken Stock)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken* shredded
  • freshly shaved Parmesan cheese or grated
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  • Follow package directions to cook the rotini pasta to al dente. Drain, rinse in cold water, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, dice the onion and mince the garlic.
  • Place a large pot on the stovetop and turn to medium high heat. Add in the oil and onion. SautΓ© for a few minutes until tender. Add in the garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add in the tomato paste, undrained diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and seasonings (parsley, Italian seasoning, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper to taste (I do about 1/2 tsp. pepper and 1/4 tsp. salt).
  • Mix and heat through and then bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Stir in the prepared rotisserie chicken and heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings to preference (salt and pepper here again if desired and/or feel free to increase any amounts of those seasonings).
  • Serve soup with a generous spoonful of the pasta mixed in, freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil
  • (I like to keep the pasta separate as opposed to mixing it all in the soup in case of leftovers so it doesn't get soggy. If you plan on eating all the soup in one day, mix all the pasta in when you add in the chicken.)

Recipe Notes

*Use part of a leftover rotisserie chicken OR buy pre-shredded rotisserie chicken (this is what I do in this soup which makes it even quicker)

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40 Comments

  1. Just made this as directed, except swapped out some dried basil for fresh, because that’s all I had. Delicious, as easy as advertised, and very filling. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Chelsea this was fantastic!! I added zucchini and used gluten free pasta!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day….

    1. You can do that and even with raw chicken. Just add about 3/4ths a pound raw chicken with all the other ingredients (minus cheese and pasta) and slow cook on high for 3-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Shred the chicken, add in cooked pasta, and garnish with cheeses πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  3. Ah- you haven’t had a challenge until you have a toddler that chews on glass ornaments as if they were tortilla chips!! Yes, twice I had to retrieve glass shards from the kid’s mouth! The three year old had to show me how the little guy was smacking the tree to get the ornaments to fall. Luckily no cuts?!,
    Oh- and the soup recipe looks like a winner!

  4. This was a big hit from kid to adult at movie night at our place. Loved how easy it was to make and how easy it would be to add to for other tastes.

  5. 5 stars
    I am a few years behind and just found Pinterest. I just stopped working and became a stay at home mom. This is the first thing that I have made and it was so easy. Thank you so much for sharing! I couldn’t find diced tomatoes but used sliced. It was chunky so my husband loved it!!!

    1. Cari, i’m soo glad you enjoyed this! I think sliced tomatoes would definitely be just as good! Hope you’re enjoying the stay at home life!

  6. 4 stars
    I really liked this, but I adjusted a couple things. I pan seared chicken and then cooked the onion and garlic in it, I thought it added some good flavor to the soup. I also added a Parmesan rind and couple table spoons of tomato sauce to make it a little less watery. Some really good flavors!

  7. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I have made it a couple of times including yesterday. I add diced carrots and some broccoli, too. Since I cook for an elderly relative who has chewing issues, I put the chicken in the food processor for her. Because a low sodium diet is essential, I use no salt tomatoes…the rotisserie chicken has enough salt, I think . I also use 4 cups of broth instead of 3 as I have to add the pasta before freezing so this helps a little with the broth. Sometimes, i add a little water before reheating. TY for a recipe that my 94 year old aunt an enjoy…as do I!

    1. I’m sooo glad you guys love this dish! And those subs sound awesome! I’m sure your relative greatly appreciates you! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  8. I only have chicken broth, can I substitute that for the stock? Also, I only have regular diced tomatoes, will that make a difference since there are already alot of italianish seasonings in the recipe?

  9. 5 stars
    This was delicious – I added a few more veg, specifically red pepper, zucchini and spinach.. Will definitely be making this again and again.

  10. 5 stars
    Superb! A distinctive hearty soup. I added zucchini, mushrooms and used a home made tomato sauce. Then cooked it all slow & low for 90 minutes overall to get those delicious flavours mixing! Cheers…

  11. 5 stars
    Had some fresh homemade bread and needed something wonderful to accompany it. This soup was that wonderful. Even my picky eaters enjoyed it. Thank you for such an easy and amazing soup that will be added to our regular recipes.

  12. 5 stars
    Superb! Added zucchini and home made tomato sauce, then cooked slow & low for 90 minutes to get all of the flavours! Delicious, cheers!

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