Soups & Stews

Hearty Chicken and Navy Bean Soup

by Julianne De Witt

February 28, 2020

A change from the usual chicken noodle, this soup has it all; bone broth, chunks of chicken, navy beans, bacon and swiss chard. Perfect dinner for a chilly night and even better the next day!

Hearty Chicken and Navy Bean Soup

Protein packed and so good for you!
Course: Soup


  • 5 rashers bacon diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 cups chicken bone broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast diced
  • 1 1/2 cups canned navy beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 tsp dried thyme
  • Spike seasoning or salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups swiss chard sliced into ribbons
  • grated parmesan for garnish
  • parsley chopped, for garnish


  • Sauté bacon for a couple of minutes over medium heat in a large pot. Add olive oil, celery, carrots, onion and garlic and continue sautéing for a few more minutes.

  • Add bone broth, bay leaves, chicken, navy beans, thyme to pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 30 - 45 minutes until vegetables are tender and flavours are melded.
  • Add swiss chard and seasoning to taste and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with grated parmesan and chopped parsley if desired.
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