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Healthy Chicken & White Bean Soup

I have had 2 lousy winter colds, one in December and one in February. Soup to the rescue (and a trip to Miami didn't hurt!).

Who wants to soak beans and make stock when you are under the weather?
That is when pantry items come into play and make my life much easier.

I always have boxes of good chicken stock and cans of beans in the pantry for delicious, healthy meals like this one.

This is my basic chicken and white bean soup (and I love it with rosemary). You can omit the peppers which I sometimes do when I don't have any ;), and using leftover chicken is always a good idea.

This recipe is very adaptable to use whatever you have in the house and what you like.

Healthy Chicken & White Bean Soup:

1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
4 carrots, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 tsp cumin
dash of hot pepper flakes
kosher salt
olive oil
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme
2 boneless chicken breasts or thighs (or leftover cooked chicken)
2 can…

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