Chicken and Chorizo Minestrone

chicken portions


  • 1 chorizo sausage, finely chopped
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, ends trimmed, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
  • 1 large (about 220g) chicken breast fillet
  • 1/2 cup (110g) risoni pasta
  • 40g spinach leaves, finely shredded
  • Lemon zest, to serve
  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve
  • Crusty bread, to serve

Cooking Time

15 Mins Prep, 30 Mins Cook




4 Servings



Step 1

Heat a large saucepan over high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate.

Step 2

Add the onion, carrot, celery, zucchini and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Return the chorizo to the pan. Add the tomato, stock and chicken breast. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and coarsely shred.

Step 3

Add the pasta and shredded chicken to the soup. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 mins or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in the spinach and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Ladle soup among serving bowls. Sprinkle with lemon zest and parsley and serve with crusty bread.

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