Tuscan Chicken Soup

Tuscan Chicken Soup
Tuscan Chicken Soup

You probably are saying another chicken soup recipe? For most of us chicken soup is the “go to”, when you are feeling bad. Here is a slightly heartier chicken soup, try adding white beans and greens. This version is a easy add to the old fashion way we made our family’s chicken soup. Give it a try, you love it!
Prep: 15 min Cook: 20 min
Makes: 4 servings
1 small onion, chopped
1 small carrot, sliced
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cans or 1 box chicken broth- low sodium (14 1/2 oz.)
1 cup water
3/4 tsp. salt or less
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2/3 cup uncooked small spiral pasta- you can use any kind of pasta noodle
3 cups thinly sliced fresh escarole or spinach- I use spinach which makes me cut the salt down
2 cups shredded cooked chicken- you can use breast or dark meat- I have tried both
1. In a large saucepan, sauté onion and carrot in oil until onion is tender. Add the broth, water, salt, pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in beans and pasta; return to a boil.
2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta and vegetable are tender, stirring occasionally. Add escarole or spinach and chicken; heat through. ENJOY!!

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