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Old 10-08-2008, 08:23 AM
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Default Chicken Tuscan Soup

I LOVE soups, especially from late Spring thru early Summer. Here is one that I just made this weekend. I doubled the recipe, and used ground turkey breast instead of chicken. I've made this a dozen times and it's AWESOME! So I thought I'd share with you!



Tuscan Chicken Soup
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ C chopped onion
1 lb ground chicken breast
2 14oz cans f/f low sodium chicken broth
½ C uncooked orzo
14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes, chopped and undrained
16 oz can great northern beans, rinse/drain
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp ground black pepper
6 oz. bag fresh baby spinach
6 tsp shredded Parm cheese (optional)

• In a large saucepan over medium heat sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, sauté garlic and onion for about 5 minutes until just tender.
• Add chicken and cook 5 minutes, stirring to crumble
• Add broth, orzo, tomatoes, beans, basil, oregano and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 22 minutes or until orzo is done.
• Stir in spinach; cook 3 minutes or until spinach wilts.

• You can use ground turkey or lean ground beef in place of the chicken.
• I’ve also added other veggies to the onions; like carrots and celery.

Yields: 6 servings, about 1 ½ C each; 4 WW points per serving
Numbers per serving: 216 calories, 2g total fat, 23.9g protein, 25.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber
Original Source: Weight Watchers Easy Weeknight Favorites Cookbook
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