Chicken Minestrone

If you want to make this minestrone vegetarian, you could easily leave out the chicken and swap the stock for a veggie version.
Serves 4
Total Time
30 Minutes
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
½ leek, finely chopped
1 carrot, diced
200g of chicken mini breast fillets, cut into small chunks
4 brussels sprouts, sliced
400g can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
400g can of no-added salt chopped tomatoes
1 very low-salt chicken stock cube mixed with 250ml of boiling water
125g of small broccoli florets
4 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley, 2tbsp grated parmesan and 4 slices wholegrain bread, toasted, to serve
Step 1

In a large pot, heat ½tbsp of olive oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic, leek, carrot, chicken and sprouts and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add the beans, tomatoes and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, adding extra water if needed. Add the broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 3

Season the soup with freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with the remaining oil. Sprinkle with the parsley and parmesan and serve with the toast on the side.

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