Serve a hearty chicken soup recipe for a satisfying dinner tonight. Roasting the vegetables before adding them to the soup adds deep flavor to the chowder.

Recipe by Southern Living January 1997

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Credit: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 13 cups (serving size: 1 1/2-cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise; place, skin side down, in a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

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  • Bake at 300° for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender and lightly charred; cool. Cut into 1/4-inch pieces; set aside.

  • Cut potatoes and next 3 ingredients into 1/2-inch pieces; drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, tossing gently. Place in a jellyroll pan.

  • Bake at 400°, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

  • Cube chicken; chop celery and onion. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon pepper; sauté in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large Dutch oven 5 minutes. Add celery, onion, and garlic, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.

  • Add roasted vegetables, tomato paste, salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring often, until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley and rosemary.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

296 calories; calories from fat 20%; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 33mg; sodium 460mg; carbohydrates 40g; fiber 6.7g; protein 19.1g.
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