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
Servings: 4 Servings
- 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
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.
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