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chicken meatballs bacon and kale soup

Bacon Chicken and Kale Soup

Homemade Bacon Chicken Kale Soup is hearty and healthy, loaded with bacon, chicken, and a ton of vegetables.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Kale Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 341kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast preferably organic
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 1/2 red bell peppers
  • 6 large potatoes cleaned, pealed and cubed
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 5 cups organic chicken broth
  • 4 cups boiled water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • 4 garlic cloves minced


  • In a large pot, start heating the oil over medium heat.
  • Cube the bacon slices and add to the pot, stirring occasionally, and cook the bacon until crispy.
  • Cut the carrots in rounds and add to the pot. Add the potatoes, cube the bell pepper and also add to the pot. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. Cook everything for 10 minutes on medium heat then, add the chicken broth.
  • In the meantime season the ground chicken with salt and pepper and add the meatballs one by one to the soup. DO NOT STIR as this will crush the meatballs. Add the water, cook on low heat for another 5 minutes, stir and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Wash and chop the kale, add to the soup and cook on low until the kale and potatoes are tender.
  • To make the soup creamier, take a cup of the hot broth and add to it two egg yolks, mix well and add the mixture back to the soup. This is a great trick that my mom taught me, it will enhance the flavor of your soup, and will make it so much creamier.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 737mg | Potassium: 1190mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5315IU | Vitamin C: 68.1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 6.2mg