Tuscan Chicken Soup in a white bowl
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Tuscan Chicken Soup

This Tuscan Chicken Soup is chock full of soul warming Italian flavors in a rich tomato broth - all ladled over crispy and tender chicken meat balls.   
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 25 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Pam - Two Cups of Health

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Lb Ground chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Parmesan Panko
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese Grated
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 1/4 Tsp Oregano Dried
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Onions Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Celery Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots Diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced finely
  • 1 14 oz can White beans Northern or Cannelloni
  • 1 14 oz can Tomatoes Diced
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Cup Basil leaves
  • 1 Link Chicken andouille sausage Sliced thin (Trader Joe's)
  • 1 Qt Chicken stock Manischewitz preferred

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Chicken meatballs: Combine ground chicken,  1/4 cup Panko, Parmesan cheese, egg, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper and mix lightly.
  • Add remaining 1/4 Panko to a shallow dish.
  • Using a Tbsp, scoop the mixture into balls and roll in the Panko mixture on all sides.  Place each meatball on a parchment covered sheet pan.
  • Place the pan into the oven and bake 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a saute pan over medium high heat, add olive oil and then add the onions, celery, carrots and garlic.  Continue to stir for 5 minutes until caramelized.
  • Add the vegetables into a slow cooker.  Add beans, tomatoes, spinach, basil and the sausage.
  • Finally add in the chicken broth.  Mix lightly and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  • Add the cooled cooked chicken meatballs into a zip lock bag and refrigerate until soup is finished.
  • To serve:  Place meatballs on a microwave proof plate and cook on high for 1 minute. Add 3 meat balls to each serving bowl.  Ladle hot soup over the top.  Then garnish with Parmesan cheese and chopped Basil, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3905IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2.1mg