Sunday, September 20, 2015

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} Chicken Minestrone Soup


Chicken Minestrone Soup

Soups are so good in the winter months and this is and excellent
soup with great flavor. It is very easy to make.

Recipe By : Family Circle Healthy Home-Style Cooking Vol 3
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time:
Categories : Soups

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 cup sliced carrots (2 medium)
1/2 cup chopped celery (1 stalk)
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (15 to 19 ounces) white kidney beans
-- (cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut
-- into bite-size pieces
4 ounces fresh green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup dried bow tie pasta
1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut
-- into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced
-- tomatoes, undrained

In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, cook the carrots, celery, onion, and
garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add
broth, white kidney beans, chicken, green beans, Italian seasoning and
pepper. Bring to boiling; add pasta. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5

Stir in zucchini. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for
8 to 10 minutes more or until pasta is tender and green beans are
crisp-tender. Stir in undrained tomatoes; heat through.

Nutrition (provided by recipe author)
Calories: 212
Total Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 16mg
Sodium: 707mg
Carbohydrates: 37g
Fiber: 11g
Protein: 16g

Recipe Source: Family Circle Healthy Home-Style Cooking Vol 3

Author Note: Although classic minestrone is an all-vegetable soup that may
or may not contain legumes, the addition of chicken makes this a hearty
main-dish soup.


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