Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chicken & White Bean Soup


: February/March 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006), The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)


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Once again, rotisserie chickens can really relieve the dinner-rush pressure-especially in this Italian-inspired soup that cries out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine.






Makes 6 servings, 1 1/2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 2 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 2-pound roasted chicken, skin discarded, meat removed from bones and shredded (4 cups)



Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in sage and continue cooking until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth and water, increase heat to high, cover and bring to a boil. Add beans and chicken and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 199 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 48 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 22 g protein; 2 g fiber; 345 mg sodium; 340 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (19% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 1/2 lean meat

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