Chiarello's Chicken and Pastina Soup

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This fresh, bright soup with chicken, tomatoes and pasta is loaded with vegetables for a light but satisfying dinner or first course.

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Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup Muir Glen® organic crushed tomatoes with basil

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup diced carrot

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • 2 (32 ounce) cartons Progresso® chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon gray salt or sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 dried bay leaf

  • 1 cup uncooked acini de pepe or small round pasta

  • 2 cups chopped, lightly packed mustard greens, spinach, Swiss chard or other greens

  • cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Place chicken in 12-inch skillet. Add 1 carton of the broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170 degrees F).

  2. Meanwhile, in 5-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.

  3. Drain chicken, reserving broth; set chicken aside. Strain broth; add to vegetables. Stir remaining carton of broth, the tomatoes, salt, pepper and bay leaf into stockpot. Heat to boiling. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.

  4. Shred or cut chicken into bite-size pieces; add to soup. Stir in greens just until wilted. Remove bay leaf. Serve with a sprinkle of additional freshly ground pepper and the cheese.

Michael's Tips

"Move the meal. Changing the setting is a wonderful way to elevate an ordinary meal. Add a few sparkling lights and move your meal under the stars. Or set up an impromptu table in front of the fireplace. You don't have to have a lot of space to make the setting interesting. Sometimes just turning down the lights and lighting a few candles can set the perfect tone."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
4g Fat
20g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 900mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 238mg 5%

* 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.

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