Cozy up to the table and enjoy this ginger white bean chicken soup! With Instant Pot or stove top instructions, it’s a delicious GAPS-friendly and primal soup the whole family will love.
Mind the GAPS. . . Diet.
Upon the time of this recipe coming into being on my blog, my family and I were on Stage 2 of the GAPS Intro Diet. All 6 of us. So fun. We did it to heal my gut of multiple sensitivities and intolerances, and also a few of my kiddos who were struggling with grains.
If you know anything about the GAPS Diet, you’d know that beans are *not* acceptable on any of the Intro Diet stages. But I was too tired to come up with new recipes, and I wasn’t at the point where any of my Intro Diet recipes were nice enough to share. So I posted this one, instead.
Ginger, White Bean & Chicken Soup.
Whether we’re on the Intro Diet or not, we love soups in this family! Even in the summer… and especially in the Instant Pot! This delicious Ginger, White Bean & Chicken Soup can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stove top, if you don’t have any Instant Pot. Either way, it’s a pretty easy meal to make and the kids love it!
I usually use navy beans in the soup, but you can use great northern in place of them. Just make sure you soak and sprout your beans first for optimal nutrition! If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, head over and read my post on how to sprout beans and why you’d want to.
The goodness of beans.
If you’re not even sure why you’d want to eat beans, I can give you two reasons. Reason #1 – they’re super cheap. Yep, even organic, non-GMO beans are cheap! And the second reason is they’re actually pretty good for you when prepared properly.
Beans in general are high in protein and dietary fiber. Navy beans in particular, though, are one of the best sources of many B-complex vitamins like folates, pyridoxine, thiamin (vitamin B-1), pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and niacin. They are also rich in iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
My favorite place to buy beans and legumes is Azure Standard. It’s an online health food co-op, and their food is not only wonderful quality (organic/non-GMO) but also not very expensive!
All the soups.
This ginger white bean chicken soup is perfect for a chilly day, but we honestly eat it year-round. It’s full of healthy goodness and a beautiful blend of herbs & spices. If you’re a fellow soup-lover, here are a few more of my family’s favorites!
- White Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
- Cheesy Bacon Lentil Stew
- Sage, Sausage & Cauliflower Soup
- Beef & Kale Soup in the Instant Pot
- Quick & Easy Veggie Lentil Soup
- Creamy Roasted Red Pepper, Sausage & Cauliflower Soup
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Instant Pot or Stove Top Ginger White Bean Chicken Soup
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 1 quart organic navy or great northern beans, sprouted and rinsed (Never sprouted beans? Here’s how!)
- 2 quarts chicken or veggie stock
- 6 carrots, coined
- 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
- 2 cups chopped organic chicken thighs or breasts (cooked or raw)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoon basil
In large pot, cover beans with stock and enough water to cover them about 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
Simmer beans until just fork tender, then add carrots and onion, paprika, ginger, salt and pepper. (If your chicken is raw, add it here.)
Bring to a boil again, and the simmer until carrots are tender.
Stir in herbs. (If your chicken is precooked, add it in here.)
In Instant Pot pot (what *is* it actually called?), place beans, carrots, onion, paprika, ginger, salt and pepper. Cover with stock. (If your chicken is raw, add it here.)
Cover the IP and seal the lid. Press ‘manual’ and then the ‘-/+’ button and set for 25 minutes (set it for 5 minutes longer if your bean have not been soaked and sprouted).
When Instant Pot beeps, do a quick release.
Open the lid and stir in herbs. (If your chicken is precooked, add it in here.)