Creamy Tomato Chicken Soup with Bacon and Spinach – This delightful soup is a perfect combination of browned chicken, fresh vegetables, and a touch of indulgence. It’s packed with protein, incredibly satisfying, and surprisingly low in carbs. In fact, it’s so hearty that it can even be enjoyed as a main course.
When it comes to soups, we believe they should be nothing short of delicious and comforting. And this chicken and bacon soup certainly lives up to that expectation!
Picture this: succulent bacon and tender chicken working together harmoniously with juicy tomatoes, vibrant spinach, aromatic garlic, creamy goodness, flavorful chicken broth, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. It’s a match made in culinary heaven!
Speaking of Parmesan cheese, not only does it add a delightful taste, but it also acts as a natural thickener. This means our soup is both gluten-free and low carb, making it a great choice for those with dietary preferences or restrictions.
Now, let’s dive into why you should give this creamy chicken and bacon soup a try:
Boost your digestion: Did you know that warm soup can actually raise your body temperature, aiding in digestion? When you eat, your body naturally increases its temperature to facilitate the digestion process. So, enjoying this heartwarming soup will give your body an extra dose of warmth and energy!
Stay hydrated and satisfied: With every spoonful of this delicious creamy soup, you’ll not only satisfy your taste buds but also keep your body well hydrated. Plus, thanks to its richness and protein content, you’ll feel fuller for longer.
Sneak in those veggies: This easy soup recipe is loaded with nutrient-packed spinach, juicy tomatoes, and aromatic garlic. It’s a wonderful way to incorporate healthy vegetables into your diet. The best part? Since they’re cooked in the same liquid, all the minerals and vitamins from the veggies are also present in the soup, making it even more nutritious.
So, why wait? Treat yourself to a bowl of Creamy Chicken Soup with Bacon and Spinach. It’s a hearty, flavorful, and nourishing option that will warm your soul and tantalize your taste buds. Give it a try and experience the magic yourself!
How do you make…..
|Prep Time: 10 mins||Cook Time: 20 mins||Total Time: 30 mins|
- 6 bacon strips
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound chicken, (boneless and skinless)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 5 tomatoes, (chopped in cubes)
- 10 oz. spinach, (fresh)
- 3 cups chicken broth
- ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning, more, if desired
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, (shredded)
- BACON: Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Arrange bacon strips and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined platter that will absorb extra grease. Chop into 1-inch slices.
- CHICKEN: Season whole chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large deep skillet. Add seasoned chicken breasts and cook on each side on medium-high heat for a total of 3-4 minutes until it’s nicely browned.
- Remove browned chicken from the pan, slice it into thick strips, and return it back to the skillet.
- Add sliced garlic in the last minute of cooking chicken, and cook for 1-2 minutes until browned and fragrant.
- TOMATOES and SPINACH: Add chopped tomatoes to the chicken and cook for 3 minutes on medium until the tomatoes release their juices. Add fresh spinach and cook until it wilts. Add bacon pieces.
- SOUP: Stir in chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and heavy cream; and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and slowly add grated Parmesan cheese – until the cheese melts and makes the soup slightly thicker. Remove from heat.
- Serve immediately.