This Marry Me Chicken Soup Is a Bowlful of Pure Love

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time


1/2 cup drained julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil with herbs (from 1 [8.5-ounce] jar)

1 tablespoon oil from sun-dried tomato jar, divided

1 1/2 cups chopped (1/4-inch) yellow onion (from 1 medium [8 ounce] onion)

4 medium garlic cloves, minced (about 4 teaspoons)

3 tablespoons tomato paste

2 (32-ounce) pkg. chicken broth (8 cups)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

4 teaspoons chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish (optional)

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus more for garnish

8 ounces uncooked medium shell pasta (about 3 cups)

3 cups (3 ounces) packed roughly chopped fresh baby spinach

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

8 ounces cream cheese, cubed, at room temperature (about 1 cup)

1 1/2 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely shredded (about 1/2 cup) plus more for garnish


Gather all ingredients.

Heat oil from sun-dried tomatoes in a large Dutch oven over medium until shimmering. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.

Add tomato paste and sun-dried tomatoes; cook, stirring constantly, until tomato paste is slightly deeper red in color, about 2 minutes.

Stir in broth, cream, basil, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil over medium, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.

Add pasta and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, about 12 minutes.

Reduce heat to low, and add spinach, chicken, cream cheese, and Parmesan; cook, stirring often, until cream cheese and Parmesan are melted and chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes.

Garnish with additional Parmesan, basil, and red pepper. Serve immediately.


Serving Size



655 kcal

Total Fat

44 g

Saturated Fat

21 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



188 mg


2247 mg

Total Carbohydrate

36 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

8 g


33 g

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time
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