Chicken Parmesan Soup Recipe

This Chicken Parmesan Soup is a big ole bowl of BADA-BING BADA-BOOM. It rocks a vintage 1990s pink muscle shirt, Oakley sport sunglasses with retainer strap, and a slightly side-parted mullet. It’s literally Sal Molino, a Jim Breuer character from a long-lost SNL skit that probably only exists now in Lorne Michaels’ family mausoleum. Sal was outside his house talking to the camera about nothing and somebody kept coming near his lawn.

“AY!—you over dere—you step on my lawn one more time, we’re gonna have a problem, OK? Anyways, like I was saying *grabs crotch* the Yankees ain’t lookin’ too bad, knowwhatimean? Torre is all right. He’s all right. AY pal!—I catch you even lookin’ at my lawn, I’m gonna give you the ole 1-2 and knock them teeth straight. You got me?”


15 mins


35 mins




  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 28 oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated + more for garnish

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 12 oz mini farfalle, cooked
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3-4 pieces frozen popcorn chicken, sliced (per bowl)
  • Low-moisture mozzarella, freshly shredded
  • Basil pesto, for garnish

Chicken Parmesan Soup in two bowls with fresh parsley in the background

Chicken Parmesan Soup

  1. Add oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste, San Marzano tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Using a spatula or spoon, break up San Marzano into small pieces. Bring soup to boil then reduce to simmer. Continue simmering for 25-30 minutes, or until flavors are well-integrated.
  2. While soup is simmering, cook pasta and chicken according to package directions. Set aside.
  3. Once soup has simmered enough, stir in heavy cream. Then slowly stir in Parmesan (to avoid clumping). Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To serve, add soup to a bowl. Top with chicken, then mozzarella, then parmesan. Torch or broil to melt cheese. Garnish with pesto. Enjoy!

Chicken Parmesan Soup

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