Chicken with Pesto Soup

Tender chicken, delicious explosive flavor, and easy to make – a winning combo!

Though only 5 ingredients, poaching the chicken and swirling in the pesto really amps up the flavor of this soup without adding a ton of other spices.

Chicken with Pesto Soup

Chicken with Pesto Soup

Though only 5 ingredients, poaching the chicken and swirling in the pesto really amps up the flavor of this soup without adding a ton of other spices.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 6 thighs)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups tightly packed spinach
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Put the chicken in a large pot and cover with the broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken from the pot to a cutting board. Skim the surface of the broth with a slotted spoon to remove any skin that's floated to the surface. Remove the meat from the chicken bones and shred with two forks; discard the skin. Add the meat back to the pot along with the spinach.
  • Turn the heat to medium until the spinach wilts, about 1 minute. Swirl the pesto into the soup and season with salt.
Keyword Chicken with Pesto Soup
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