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Recipe Collection: “Minestrone” with Chicken

admin November 18, 2010

I say “minestone” in quotations like that because this is not a true minestone.  A traditional minestrone would contain pasta, and I don’t use it.  This makes it a lovely grain-free soup, generally suitable for those on GAPS or otherwise limiting carbs!  Plus it is delicious.  The spices and selected veggies are much like a minestrone, though, which is why I call it that.  I served this with some sourdough garlic bread, but you’ll have to wait on that recipe. 🙂  It was an excellent dinner on a busy church night!


  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (can sub butter or coconut oil if you don’t want to heat the olive oil)
  • 1/2 lb. frozen organic mixed veggies
  • 1/4 c. black beans (dry)
  • 1/4 c. garbanzo beans (dry)
  • 1/4 c. kidney beans or red beans (dry)
  • 6 c. chicken stock
  • 2 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 5-6 oz. chicken breast
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Soak the beans overnight, at least 12 hours.  Drain and set aside.  In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat.  Sautee onion and garlic until softened.  Add mixed veggies, beans, chicken, stock, tomato sauce, and spices.  Cook for 2 – 3 hours on low until chicken and veggies are cooked through.  Remove the chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces, and return to the pot.  Serve immediately.  Makes 4 – 6 servings.

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  1. Hey there! Thanks for the recipe. To actually make this gaps friendly you’d have to use white beans/navy beans, not the kidney/red beans. I’m going to have to give this a try. 🙂


  2. Oh, and you can’t use black or garbanzo beans either. I’ll still try it, just with all white beans. 😀


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