Tuscan Chicken Soup

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Tuscan Chicken Soup

Welcome to the cozy comforts of Tuscany, right in your own kitchen! Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that warms the soul with every spoonful: Tuscan Chicken Soup. This isn’t just any soup; it’s a hearty, rustic bowl of deliciousness that combines the rich flavors of ground sweet Italian sausage with tender chicken breast, all simmered in a savory broth that’s infused with Herbs de Provence and dried thyme.

The medley of vegetables, including carrots, yellow onion, celery, and red bliss potatoes, adds a delightful texture and depth to the dish. Diced tomatoes and cannellini beans bring a touch of Tuscan sunshine, making this soup a perfect balance of nourishment and comfort. And let’s not forget the fresh spinach, which gently wilts into the broth, adding a pop of color and a burst of freshness.

Whether you’re needing a warm embrace on a chilly evening or simply seeking a taste of Italian countryside, this Tuscan Chicken Soup promises to transport your senses to the rolling hills of Tuscany with each delicious bite. So, grab your soup pot and let’s start this culinary journey together!

Tuscan Chicken Soup Recipe: A Nutritious and Hearty Meal

This nutrient-rich and comforting Tuscan Chicken Soup serves up to 16 people, making it perfect for family dinners or weekly meal prep. Each serving is roughly 1 to 1½ cups, ensuring a satisfying meal that fits well into various diet plans with approximately 196 calories per serving. This recipe aligns with the Nutrisystem program, counting as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Vegetable.

Ingredients for Tuscan Chicken Soup

To prepare this robust Tuscan Chicken Soup, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 3 diced medium carrots
  • 1 large diced yellow onion
  • 2 finely chopped stalks of celery
  • 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces of cooked and coarsely chopped chicken breast
  • 8 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large diced red bliss potatoes
  • 1 16-ounce can of rinsed cannellini beans
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of Herbs de Provence
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

1. Preparing the Base: Begin by heating a large pot over medium heat. Add the ground sweet Italian sausage and sauté, breaking it into small pieces until browned. Once cooked, remove the sausage and let it drain on a paper towel-lined bowl.

2. Sauté Vegetables: In the same pot, add diced carrots, onions and celery. Sauté these until the onions become translucent, which will form a flavorful base for your soup.

3. Combine Ingredients: Return the cooked sausage to the pot, along with the diced tomatoes, chopped chicken, chicken broth, diced potatoes, rinsed cannellini beans, dried thyme and Herbs de Provence. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

4. Simmer: Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the soup simmer for about 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.

5. Add Spinach: Just before finishing, add the fresh spinach to the pot. Stir until the spinach has wilted into the soup, adding a pop of color and enhancing the nutritional value.

Serving and Enjoying Your Tuscan Chicken Soup

Serve this hearty and flavorful Tuscan Chicken Soup on a chilly evening to warm up or enjoy it any time you crave a taste of Tuscany. It’s not just a soup; it’s a comforting embrace in a bowl, perfect for any occasion.

This recipe is ideal for those following a balanced diet and fits beautifully into a healthy lifestyle, proving that you can enjoy rich, flavorful meals without compromising on nutrition. Bon appétit!

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Servings: 16 (1 serving = 1 - 1 ½ cups)

Calories per Serving: 196

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion. diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz. chicken breast, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 2 large red bliss potatoes, diced
  • 1 can (16 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, sauté the sausage and break it up into small pieces. Once browned, remove the sausage and drain in a paper towel lined bowl.
  2. Add the carrots, onions and celery to the pot. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the cooked sausage, tomatoes, chicken, broth, potatoes, cannellini beans, thyme and Herbs de Provence.
  4. Bring to a boil, then the reduce heat to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach at the end of cooking, stirring until wilted
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