Family Favorite: Crowd-Pleasing Chicken Parmesan Soup, Indulge in Pure Delight!

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Indulging in the beloved flavors of chicken Parmesan is practically a universal pleasure, and we’ve certainly explored various creative renditions, from chicken Parm pasta to the innovative chicken nugget Parmesan casserole. However, when the yearning for an extra-cozy experience strikes, our go-to solution is this delightful soup recipe. Packed with all the quintessential elements of the classic Italian dish—tender chicken breasts, robust Parmesan, and vibrant tomatoes—this soup offers a comforting alternative for those nights when you crave the familiar, soul-warming essence. The best part? It’s on the table in under 30 minutes, providing a quicker and easier option without compromising on the rich flavors you desire.

Have you tried making this? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

Table of Contents


  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 6 c.
  • 8 oz. penne
  • 3/4 lb. cooked chicken breast (about 2 breasts)
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Stir in tomato paste and red pepper flakes. Add tomatoes and broth and bring to a simmer.

Step 2

Add penne and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3

Add chicken, mozzarella, Parmesan, and parsley and season generously with salt and pepper. Let cheese melt, then ladle into bowls.

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About the Author: Jenny Kristy

Spice Seeker, Recipe Weaver, Nomad Chef |With a passport bursting with stamps and a pantry overflowing with global spices, Jenny Kristy isn't just a cook, she's a culinary nomad. Her travels fuel her passion, transforming exotic flavors into recipes that tantalize and transport. She weaves magic in her kitchen, sharing her adventures through meals that whisper of Marrakesh markets and Tuscan trattorias. From teaching sushi to whipping up Moroccan masterpieces, Jenny ignites wanderlust and connects cultures, one delicious bite at a time.

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