This Chickpea and Chicken Sausage Minestrone Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and is cooked in just one pot, perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the oil to the pan. Add the chicken sausage, using a spatula to crumble as it browns. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned. Add the carrots, onion, chili and celery. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the garlic, 2 Tablespoons of the parsley, thyme and red pepper flakes. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
*If you prefer a spicier soup, feel free to keep some of the chili seeds.