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Onion, Chickpea, Kale and Chicken Soup

In this post I whip up a delicious Autumn harvest favorite using rotisserie chicken and herbs from the garden.  This is my easy to make onion chickpea kale chicken soup. You will find a few easy growing tips along with images below.

Onion, Chickpea, Kale and Chicken Soup Recipe
Trust me... taste better than the photo turned out!

Onion Chickpea Kale and Chicken Soup

chuck cut carrots and thyme

This has got to be one of my favorite meals to throw together on most any cool day.  Using a few ingredients that are easily grown in my home garden and chicken we buy weekly.  Here are the simple ingredients needed. The detailed recipe is feature below where you can easily print to save for later.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • ½ cup chunk cut carrot
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock ( or 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of chicken bouillon base)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained ( about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup of shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken
  • soy sauce to taste (omit if using chicken bouillon option)

Directions

The Onion Chickpea Kale and Chicken Soup is so easy to make it basically involves 1 step!  I recommend using an electric power pressure cooker to make clean up a breeze.  Another advantage is that this kitchen appliance will allow the meal to be served at anytime.   Don’t expect leftovers… even with kale in the recipe.  But if you do have some leaf you can easily store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Onion Chickpea Kale and Chicken Soup Printable Recipe Card

This is really one of those recipes where the home grown in a cold hardy season makes all the flavor.  Don’t worry if you aren’t an edible garden grower because you can find all the ingredients at local farmers market or grocery story.  Please take advantage of the print option below:

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Onion, Chickpea, Kale and Chicken Soup

Onion, Chickpea, Kale and Chicken Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • ½ cup chunk cut carrot
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock ( or 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of chicken bouillon base)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained ( about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup of shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken
  • soy sauce to taste (omit if using chicken bouillon option)

Instructions

  1. Heat a stock pot or other soup skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add oil to sauté onions ( about 5 minutes)
  3. Once onions are sautéed or semi translucence add the carrots, garlic and celery with a little of the stock so they don't stick to bottom of the pot.
  4. Add leaves from thyme sprig.
  5. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add stock and chickpeas to the pot - bring to a boil.
  7. Add kale and chicken to pan; reduce heat to simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in soy sauce if needed

This recipe was inspired by the bag of dried chickpeas I have in my kitchen cabinet!

Edible Gardening Tips For Soup Recipe

thyme sprigs have got to be the easiest herb to grow indoors year-round.  I’ve been enjoying a small plant I purchased in the grocery department for a few months.  It is a cute little plant and does well sharing the hydroponic grow LED lights I have set up in my kitchen.  The thyme herb in the past has given me issues when grown outside.  The plant doesn’t like to get too much sun, wet roots and too hot.  Growing the little plant under the lights indoors has been a huge success.  Luckily, a little sprig goes along ways!

Let’s Connect

Here is your chance to let me know what you think of this post and my recipe.  Be sure to reach out on my website to share with me.  I look forward to connecting and growing with you soon.

Happy Soup Day,

Bren Haas

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