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Tuscan Chicken Soup

Updated February 23, 2016
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Mom-a-Licious

Published by Waterside Productions

Making this soup in my Houston kitchen on a fall Sunday afternoon evokes memories of my time spent on a Tuscan farm. It sounds too good to be true, but these savory smells can transport you there too! Have the kids help you peel carrot and potatoes and stir. This treat can be enjoyed throughout the week in a thermos at lunch, bringing the warmth of your home to the office or school lunch table.

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursehot appetizer

Dietary Considerationhot appetizer

Mealdinner, lunch

Moodblue

Taste and Textureherby, savory

Type of Dishchicken soup

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups free-range organic chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can Italian plum tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 halves or 1 full boneless skinless chicken breast cut into pieces
  • 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, diced
  • 1 can Italian white beans, chickpeas or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2-3 stalks red chard, cut into one-inch pieces tough ribs removed
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • Handfull fresh Italian parsley, minced
  • Pinch salt
  • Twist pepper (for extra kick, and for garnish only)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

The Process

In a large pot, sauté garlic and chili in extra virgin olive oil.

Add broth and tomatoes.

Add chicken.

After about five minutes add potato.

Cook on a gentle boil for about 15 minutes.

Add beans, chard, carrots and celery, and simmer for a few more minutes. Don’t over cook.

Ladle into warm bowls. Finish with parsley, Parmesan, and taste for salt and pepper.

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