White Bean Chicken Soup Recipe

White Bean Chicken Soup – A healthy comforting soup recipe filled with chicken, Great Northern beans, green chiles, and tons of flavor!  It’s a great recipe for dinner and for make-ahead lunches for the week!  Plus, it’s low-carb and only 2 freestyle points !

Servings :  5-6


2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 3/4 tsp creole seasoning, divided
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 4 oz. can diced green chiles
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
32 oz. low-sodium chicken broth
2 15 oz. cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed*
3 boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
juice of 1/2 lime
Optional for serving: tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream
*You can add 3 cans of beans instead of 2 for a little thicker soup.


In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion. Season with 3/4 tsp creole seasoning. Cook for about 7 minutes.

Add garlic and green chiles and cook another 3 to 5 minutes.

Add cumin, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.

Add chicken broth and beans. Bring to a boil.

Season chicken with 1 tsp creole seasoning and add it to pot. Once soup comes back to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 30 minutes covered.

Remove chicken from soup to a plate. Let cool a few minutes and then shred with two forks.

Using a masher, mash beans in pot a few times just to help thicken soup a little.

Return shredded chicken back to pot and stir.

Add cilantro and lime juice and stir.

Serve warm with optional toppings.

Instant Pot Instructions: Put all ingredients in Instant Pot and stir to combine. Cook on manual for 15 minutes. If using frozen chicken, cook for 20 minutes.


  • This soup is only 2 freestyle points on Weight Watchers.
  • Omitting the shredded cheese and tortilla chips brings it down to only 1 point.

Source: diaryofarecipecollector.com

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