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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of soup. I could eat it year round, and do, and I absolutely love when I find a good, hearty recipe that will make lots of leftovers so I can take it to work with me too! If there is one thing I learned from season one of Top Chef (you know, back when I watched the show and it was actually good) it’s that soup tastes much better when it’s reheated. The flavors and spice have had time to sit and fuse together even more than they already are and it’s just so much better the next day (and dayssss). So today I am sharing with you one of my newest go-to, one pot soups, Chicken Parmesan Soup!
One of the things I like most about this recipe is that it calls for premade chicken strips (parmesan and herb crusted chicken strips is what I used, I found mine at Walmart in the freezer section). Can I get a YAS for a time saver, especially one as big as the chicken being already made and ready to go?? And it’s a one pot meal…I’m giving ALL the praise hands for that. The least amount of things I have to clean is always a plus to me.
I think from start to finish this recipe takes about 20 minutes. The longest part (to me) is chopping the onions. Confession- I actually love chopping veggies. It give me a sense of pride to see a big ole pile of chopped veggies. And tears. Cue ALL the tears when I have to chop onions. I have tried very trick in the book and I still cry every time I chop them. The only onion chopping trick I have is that when you wash your hands after you are done if you will rub them around your stainless steel sink they won’t smell like onions. If you don’t have a stainless steel sink you can buy a bar of soap that is made of stainless steel and rub your hands on that. It works! Promise!
Back to this recipe…it;s very soupy when you make it but after sitting in the fridge it turns to more of a casserole consistency. I love it both ways but if you want it more soupy you could always add more chicken broth (or just plain water) when you reheat it).
I usually double recipe when I make them so I will have leftovers for lunch and to freeze but this time I didn’t and had enough for me to eat a bowl the night I made it and to four four lunches at work. Not too shabby!! The full recipe is below. I hope you love it as much as I do!!
Have you ever made Chicken Parmesan Soup??
- 4 breaded chicken strips
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 8 oz mini penne pasta
- 2 cups mozzarella shredded
- 1 cup grated parmesan
- Cook chicken strips (I got parmesan and herb crusted chicken strips) in microwave, cut into cubes and set aside.
- In a large pot sauté onions under soft.
- Add garlic to pot and cook for a minute.
- Stir tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning into pot and mix well.
- Add chicken broth and mini penne pasta (or whatever pasta you want) to pot and bring to a boil.
- When the pot starts boiling bring it to a simmer and simmer for 8 minutes.
- Add chicken and both cheeses to pot and stir in well.
Lisa Favre says
I never imagined chicken parmesan in soup-form but you totally make it work. Now I am totally craving it!
Mama Ash says
Such a yummy and easy recipe. I have some mozza that I can put on it. OOooey, gooey good!
Kim @ Berly's Kitchen says
I love that you’ve combined Chicken Parmesan and soup! That is brilliant, and it looks so comforting. Perfect meal for winter!
This soup looks so good! I am freezing so I need a huge bowl please! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe idea.
Joely Smith says
Thank you for an inspired idea for our weekly menu! This is comfort food!
Stephanie Pass says
I would have never thought of turning chicken parmigiana into a soup. What a great hearty idea! I can’t wait to try!
Melissa Dixon says
This sounds really good. I love anything with chicken for sure. This would be perfect for lunch today! Yum!
Tim B says
Seems like an easy to stir up meal that is tasty too. I like it!
Amber K says
Chicken Parmesan is my all-time favorite dish! I can eat it pretty much any way as long as there’s cheese <3 Thanks for sharing this fun recipe!
Cherri Megasko says
I was going to say … it looks more like a stew than a soup. But I see what you mean – everything firms up once it’s in the fridge for a while. It looks great!
It looks more like pasta to me than soup. Is there a lot of broth underneath?
That recipe looks so delicious. This time of year all I want to eat is soup to warm myself up. I normally prefer cream soups but this one looks so good.
Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog says
Yum, I bet this soup is delicious. I’ve used these chicken strips to make chicken parmesan too. I never thought about turning it into a soup.
This looks beyond delicious and it is so easy to make.
I never use chicken strips in my recipes but after seeing your recipe I definitely gonna try this at my home.