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!
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.
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.
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!
More Soup Recipes:
- Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup
- Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Soup
- 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
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. Sauté 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.)
*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)