Chicken, Fennel and Mushroom Soup

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This is a great way to enjoy a high protein and low carbohydrate meal. My friends at work can verify this as a very yummy soup! They all came at my lunch with their soup spoons poised and none went away without smacking their lips. Enjoy! This is a delicate flavor that can be served with a light and fruity white wine, and for those bread lovers, a crusty, sweet peasant loaf.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper

  • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup cream sherry

  • 1 ½ cups sliced crimini mushrooms

  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 3 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup half-and-half cream

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 2 teaspoons chicken soup base

Directions

  1. Heat oil and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides then reduce heat to medium. Add lemon pepper, fennel and cream sherry. Simmer until chicken is cooked through but not dry. When chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and set aside to cool.

  2. While chicken is cooling, add mushrooms, red pepper, parsley, buttermilk, half and half, water and chicken soup base; stir. Tear chicken into bite sized pieces and return them to the soup. Heat until warmed through but do not boil, mushrooms and peppers should still be firm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 764mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 28mg 138%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 567mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.