Chicken–White Bean Soup With Fresh Veggie Topper

Chicken–White Bean Soup With Fresh Veggie Topper
Source: Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renée Comet.

This recipe from Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook, by Nancy S. Hughes. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 1/4 cups soup and 2/3 cup topping per serving
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 1/4 cups soup and 2/3 cup topping per serving
  • Amount per serving Calories 325

  • Total Fat 12g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 560mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • Dietary Fiber 10g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 31g
  • Potassium 1010mg
  • Phosphorus 350mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 2 Vegetable, 3 Protein, 1 1/2 Fat



  • low sodium chicken broth (reduced-sodium)
    3 cup
  • chicken breast meat (cooked diced)
    2 cup
  • Great Northern beans (no-salt-added, rinsed and drained)
    1 (15-oz) can
  • green bell pepper or 1 medium poblano chili pepper (diced, finely chopped)
    3/4 cup
  • chili powder
    1 tbsp
  • ground cumin
    1 1/2 tsp
  • tomato(es) (diced)
    1 cup
  • ripe medium avocado (diced)
  • green onion (finely chopped)
    1/2 cup
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
    1/2 cup
  • extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • medium lime (cut in four wedges)


  1. Combine the broth, chicken, beans, bell pepper, chili powder, and cumin in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until pepper is tender. Remove from heat.

  2. Combine the diced tomatoes, avocado, green onion, cilantro, oil, and salt, and spoon equal amounts on top of each serving of soup. Serve with lime wedges.

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    This is the first recipe I got over a year ago and it’s still our favorite! The topping gives a tangy contrast to the soup. It is easy to make. I usually double the recipe so that we have leftovers. I do leave out the cilantro (I’m one of the 50% that tastes soap).