Slow cook your way to a steamy bowl of comforting soup! Full of tender chicken, beans, kale, and Parmesan shavings, this easy dinner is healthy to boot. Serve with some crusty bread and extra cheese!
Eric has started to make a small “ding!” sound every time I close the sliding door of my closet. I think he figures that if I hear a pleasant “ding!” as a reward for shutting the closet door, I will do it more often. You know, kind of like Pavlov’s dog. (Ring a bell, give food. Eventually the dog salivates at the bell, without the food.)
I’m slightly offended to be a mere subject in his psychological experiment, but at the same time have caught myself silently “dinging” myself for all sorts of things now as a mini reward. Who knew I was so easy to please? Maybe I’m part canine? A little worried that I’m going to start requesting belly rubs and ear scratches soon.
Have you jumped on the kale bandwagon? I heard this interview of a restaurant critic on the radio the other day where she totally slams kale. At least, kale as it is often prepared in these trendy times. (Kale salad, kale chips, kale pizza.) She said that years ago grocery stores would leave it on the stands outside during winter, so that it would partially freeze, which made it more tender. And even then it was usually tossed into a soup or stew.
I was cheering the whole interview. I mean, have you ever had kale chips? They’re gross. If you think otherwise, I think you’ve drunk the Kool aid. (It was probably kale-flavored.)
Kale in soup, however, is a completely different story. It becomes tender and absorbs the flavors around it. This soup is so hearty and healthy but completely satisfying. I love how versatile it is. Swap out the vegetables, swap out the bean type, etc. I just talked to my friend Shannon the other day, she’s the one who gave me the recipe, and she said she was going to try it with sausage, which I think would be awesome! Whatever you do, don’t leave out the Parmesan rind. It totally takes this soup above and beyond!
Source: This recipe is from the original Kale, Chicken, and White Bean Soup with Parmesan Shavings, which is adapted from Ciao Annie.
More soups you will love!
Kale, Chicken, and White Bean Soup with Parmesan Shavings << This is the same soup, but made on the stove. It’s really fast to put together! (But not as fast as coming home to a hot crock pot at the end of the day.)
Beef Barley Soup (Slow Cooker) << This is one of the most popular recipes on my site! It’s soooo flavorful and delicious! Old family recipe.
Split Pea Soup with Smoked Gouda (Slow Cooker) << This is a personal favorite of mine! The gouda. I’m tellin you. Don’t knock it til you try it.
Soup from friends!