Chicken, Cannellini, and Spinach Soup is an easy-to-make soup especially good for a rainy day or after a weekend of indulgence. Add pesto on top for extra flavor.
One of my not-so-lofty goals in life is to build a library of quick and easy-on-the-waistline recipes for times like these.
You know the drill: few ingredients, lots of healthy flavors, speedy assembly and dirty dishes that wash themselves. (I wish.)
I recently ran across this soup recipe in the Parade newspaper supplement published February 2015. It appeared easy enough with only 5 ingredients and calls for chicken stock made from the carcass of a rotisserie chicken as the base.
You could substitute canned broth or bouillon cubes reconstituted with water. Personally, I prefer to make my own broth with rotisserie chicken and freeze it. Just know, the better your broth, the better your soup will taste.
The instructions suggest a dollop of pesto on top. You could leave that out, but I highly recommend it for an increased flavor that makes this soup a home run. In my opinion, the soup looks more appetizing if you stir the pesto into the soup instead of letting it float on top.
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- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 (15-oz can) cannellini or white beans, drained
- 4 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1-2 tablespoons pesto
- Heat first three ingredients in a medium saucepan.
- Add spinach leaves and cook until wilted.
- Stir in pesto. Serve hot.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 389 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 73mg Sodium: 560mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 5g Protein: 33g