Chicken Florentine Soup

Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe
Oxmoor House
Round out this rustic one-dish meal with warm crusty bread, and use it to soak up the richly flavored broth. Orzo makes a fine substitute for the ditalini.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 2 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 219
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 23.7 g
Carbohydrate 17.1 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 810 mg
Calcium 88 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup uncooked ditalini (very short tube-shaped macaroni)
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, chopped
3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons commercial pesto
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Grated fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Set aside.

2. While pasta cooks, combine chicken, broth, and water in a large Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon; keep warm. Stir in tomatoes; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Add cooked chicken and pasta to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in pesto and pepper. Ladle soup evenly into 6 bowls, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Note:

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals

March 2010
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