Course Soups
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Beans, Chickpeas
Specialty Diet Gluten Free
Nutrition 1/2 cup serving
Recipe Contributed By 365 Days of Slow Cooking

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Slow Cooker Chicken Pesto Bean Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours


  • 1 15 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/4 lbs chicken thighs, or breasts; boneless, skinless
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  • Place beans, garbanzo beans, chicken, broth, carrot, celery, onion and garlic powder in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until chicken is tender. Remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Cut the chicken into small bite-size pieces. Add chicken back into slow cooker.
  • Add in pesto and stir.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top each bowl with a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.