30-Day Challenge Hearty Ground Chicken Tomato Soup

What’s better than soup?  Chunky and creamy soup!  Specifically, THIS chunky and Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup!

So, check out this soup!  This Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup will have you asking, ‘How is this possible?’  How can this no-cream soup be so creamy?  Can white meat ground chicken really taste like ground beef without the fat and calories?  (spoiler, YES!) How can there be so much depth of flavor in this seemingly simple soup?

Well, let me share all my secrets!

This recipe starts with white meat ground chicken.  Super lean.  But, cooked the right way, also Super Flavorful.  You want to sear the meat in a soup pot – and I mean SEAR.  Sear it real good.  Sear it so that you create  a lot of brown stuff in the pan…brown meat, with caked-on brown drippings all over the bottom and sides of the pan.  Brown = Goodness.  Brown = Flavor.  These pictures do not do ‘brown’ justice.  When you start to worry it has gotten too brown…brown it some more!  Ok, you get the picture 🙂

Next, add in the onion and garlic and cook them down with the beautifully browned meat.  Then, add in the tomato paste and oregano and mix in.  Let it cook down and get more browned!  This recipe uses tomato paste vs. tomato sauce or tomatoes because I LOVE the depth of flavor you get and the sauce is primarily creamy with this deep deep tomato flavor backdrop.  We are layering deep flavors on top of deep flavors.

Stir in the flour and mix to fully combine.  Let cook another few minutes to once again…get browned.  Then add in the broth and stir until fully combine and the soup starts to thicken.

Cover and simmer on low heat for for 30 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes.  At the very end, stir in the spinach and turn off the heat.

I love to add a little something cool and tangy to a hot soup and a simple dollop of sour cream slightly stirred on top does the trick beautifully.  I also love to add something special to garnish and give more texture, so in this soup, Pistachios are amazing!

This is THE SOUP of Soups.  Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup.  Try it this week! 😋

30-Day Challenge Hearty Ground Chicken Tomato Soup

This Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost. So delicious and so EASY!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 176 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Chicken white meat free range, raised without antibiotics
  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tbls Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose White Flour
  • 5 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano crushed
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Set aside.

  2. To a preheated large soup pot, add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, then the ground chicken (1.5lbs). Break up the meat with a spatula or spoon. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper.

    Ground chicken in pot for this Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  3. Stir the chicken until brown on all sides. Let it get REALLY brown on the bottom of the pan, about 5 minutes.

  4. Before adding any other ingredients, remove about 1/3 of the browned ground meat to a separate container to store in the fridge for Pasta Bar night.

  5. To the remaining chicken in the pot, add the diced onion, minced garlic, and Oregano. Cook stirring so that the onion and garlic don't burn, about 5 minutes.

  6. Add the Tomato Paste and flour, then stir to mix. Then add the 5 cups broth to the pot and stir until all combined. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.

    Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken in pot. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  7. Partially cover so steam can escape and cook for 20 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes. The mixture will get thick and creamy.

  8. Add the spinach leaves to the pot and stir in. Test again for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
    Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach in a pot on counter with spoon and spinach leaves on counter. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  9. Garnish with sour cream and fresh ground pepper.
    Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach in a pot on counter with spoon and spinach leaves on counter. It

Recipe Notes

If you want to bulk up this recipe even more, add some Orzo or Rice.  Cook the orzo or rice separately and then mix into the soup during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

You could also just have some fresh crusty bread to dip in this soup!

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It’s that time of year again…Soup Season!!  And, I have some Easy & Tasty Soup Recipes comin’ your way.  When a chill hits the air, warm and comforting food, especially soup, is what I crave.  Soup not only warms the body, it truly can warm the soul.  Soup fills your home with comforting aromas and calls everyone to the kitchen together.  It really is for everyone, anytime, anywhere. 

But, in my house, I especially love making Soup for Dinner!  I make it a weekly theme night and will often be found turning leftovers into a hearty soup for round 2.  Soup for Dinner has to deliver on 3 critical criteria:

  1. It must be tasty – for both kids and adults
  2. It must be easy – even on busy weeknights
  3. It must be filling – enough for a meal

Here are 10 of my favorite Easy & Tasty Soup Recipes that are Perfect for Dinner! 

10 Easy & Tasty Soup Recipes for Fall and Winter:

1.  Slow Cooker Light & Creamy Broccoli Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in a bowl with second bowl in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

First up on the list, is this irresistible Creamy & Light Broccoli Soup.  It’s easy, creamy, comforting, and delicious!  I mean, who doesn’t like a creamy soup!  With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so you can feel good about eating this gluten free veggie-loaded soup.  Best yet, this cooks in the slow cooker, so it’s super easy too!

 2.  5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup

5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup is creamy without the cream (in fact, there is no dairy at all in this dish).  It's chunky but somehow still light.  And with loads of chicken, carrots, and peas, t's full of flavor and texture even though it only has 5 ingredients.

Seriously, who needs noodles when you have such a thick, hearty, creamy, and chunky chicken soup like this one? This 5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup is one of those recipes that warms the belly as well as the soul. This Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup is creamy without the cream (in fact, there is no dairy at all in this dish). It’s chunky but light because you don’t have the heavy noodles. And with loads of chicken, carrots, and peas, it’s full of flavor and texture even though it only has 5 ingredients.

3.  Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Chicken and Mushroom Soup in a Slow Cooker Pot with wood spoon on counter with cutting board next to it and raw mushrooms and carrots around. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

There’s seriously nothing better than the comforting aroma of a hearty soup cooking in the house.  Actually, there is one thing better.  Walking into your own house and smelling that comforting soup waiting for you!  This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, and shredded chicken gives you a perfect bite every time. Oregano takes it over the edge with flavor giving this soup an herby taste that pairs just beautifully with the mushrooms.

 4.  Creamy Golden Corn Soup

Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with pot of soup behind and turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

This Golden Corn Soup is thick, creamy, silky and filled with fresh corn flavor and a warm golden turmeric backdrop. The incredible flavor in each spoonful immediately hits your tongue with bright creamy sweetness from the fresh sweet corn. Then it finishes with a silky, warm spice from the turmeric. The entire family will love this corn soup! Oh, it’s also a stovetop quickie, so of course that makes me happy!  While I originally posted this recipe as a Chilled Soup, it’s just as good hot!

5.  Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup

This Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor.  AND it is healthy!  It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor.  Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess!  Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.  So delicious and so EASY!

6.  Zesty Pea Soup

Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.

Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick…this Zesty Pea Soup with Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on the traditional Pea Soup recipe! You get the sweet fresh flavor of the peas with the cool mint, followed by the peppery kick from the jalapeño that gives you a wonderful warmth (not spicy hot) feel in your mouth and keeps you coming back for more. They blend together for the perfect Zesty Pea Soup.

7.  5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale

Chicken Tortilla Soup with sour cream on top in bowl on counter

Now, I love my slow cooker for soups, but sometimes, you need a quick fix! This 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup is comforting, quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious AND…it’s an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes, this soup will become your new favorite!

8. Slow Cooker Detox Cabbage Soup

Comfort soups can be good for you too.  This Slow Cooker Detox Cabbage Soup is really easy, low-calorie, veggie-packed, which is a great way to kick off a system cleanse! This soup is light, but filling with cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion, and garlic. It is also so easy because it is made in the slow cooker, but you can make it faster on the stove as well. It is so good for you and so low calorie, that this makes a great dinner, lunch the next day, and snack whenever you get hungry!

9.  Creamy Carrot Soup with Kale and Roasted Chickpeas

Carrot Soup close up in a bowl with a another bowl in back. Creamy Carrot Soup with Kale, Roasted Chickpeas and Thyme is a creamy, textured, easy-to-make soup! It's great as a starter, but hearty enough to be a meal with Kale and Chickpeas. Not only does this soup taste delicious, it's also incredibly healthy with vitamins, nutrients, fiber, and protein!

Carrot Soup with Kale and Roasted Chickpeas and Thyme is a creamy and textured make-ahead soup! The carrots give this slightly sweet flavor and creaminess to the soup, while the Chickpeas give it more depth and thicken it up. The thyme brings a gentle earthy and lemony flavor to the dish that blends so beautifully with the carrots for an addictive taste. Finally, the kale gives you texture, something to chew on and brings another hearty layer to this amazing soup!

10.  Thick, Creamy & Healthy Mushroom Soup

Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup in a pot with ladle filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 

Now this is a bowl of love. Creamy, delicious, and healthy looooveee, AKA, my Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup. This soup is filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful herby oregano, and bright chives. And it’s made without cream or flour, so it’s lighter and gluten free. But oh so thick and creamy and scrumptious. Definitely a bowl of love.   Check out the recipe!

What are YOUR favorite Fall Soup recipes?  Please share in the comments!

😍 Carrie