Friday, February 5, 2010

Wonderful Italian-Style Chicken Soup


On a cold blustery day (we do have a few in Florida) I love to make this hearty soup and invite a few (dozen) friends over to enjoy it.
If you are lucky someone will volunteer to bring the wine and breadsticks!     (click on title for more...)

Wonderful Chicken Soup
This recipe calls for one or two chicken breasts. You can use leftovers, or cook the chicken ahead for a quick-fix meal.


Ingredients:

2-3 bone-in chicken breasts, cooked
1 can cannelloni beans, drained
2 cans diced tomatoes, with juice
1 can Italian style green beans
½ package of frozen chopped spinach
½ box of pasta (shells or rotini), cooked
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1 Tbl. Olive oil
1 Quart chicken broth, low-fat
Morton’s Natures Seasoning to taste (or salt and pepper)
Pinch of Oregano
1-2 Cups Romano cheese

Directions:

Sauté chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil in bottom of large soup pot. Add uncooked chicken breast and a quart of low-fat chicken broth. (if chicken is pre-cooked, just remove skin and fat, cube it and add when soup is all assembled). Cover and cook chicken over medium heat until done, then remove and cool. Remove any skin and fat, de-bone and cube. Skim fat from chicken stock after it cools.

Heat chicken stock, add all canned ingredients and pasta (you can cook the pasta separately if desired) bring to a boil and add chicken. Reduce heat to medium and cook until pasta is done, about 15 minutes. Cook until soup is a bit thickened if desired. Remove from heat and add ½ Cup grated Romano Cheese.



Serve and enjoy.
Image: Michal Marcol / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


3 comments:

Susan Adcox said...

This does look wonderful! I've been on a spinach kick lately, and anything with spinach it in sounds delicious. I think my husband is expecting to be served spinach pancakes at any moment!

Danna Crawford said...

This looks yummy!!! I may have to give it a try one day! Thanks for sharing!!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Sounds like a great soup to enjoy in not-so-warm New England! A good way to get your veggies too!