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Chicken Toscana Soup Recipe

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A few weekends ago, I was invited to participate in a “soup swap”. Living in the ‘burbs, I’m learning that there are far more domestic things going on out here…including “soup swaps”. So I took to twitter and asked for soup recipes because come on, I certainly don’t have any. Within minutes I had 3 ready to go. With the urging of my sister, I chose to go with Chicken Toscana Soup.

toscana chicken soup

Olive Oil
1 cup chopped onion
2-5 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups chicken broth
3-4 cups cooked chicken (I recommend a store bought rotisserie chicken)
3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 mini gnocchi packages
1 1/2 cup half-and-half
2-3 cups skim milk
2-3 cups spinach leaves (torn)
1 cup Parmesan cheese
fresh basil

Cook onion and garlic in olive oil. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Add the gnocchi, cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and tomatoes, simmer. Sprinkle in cheese, simmer for 5-8 minutes. Add cream and milk. Add spinach. Stir together.  Top with basil.

Remove from heat.

From my one attempt, I thought that leaving this soup on a low heat for a while afterwards really thickened this bad boy up. And the flavors just blended incredibly well together.

I hope you enjoy this soup half as much as I did.
Happy Friday!




Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Chicken, Soups, Vegetables


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Ingredients: serves 4

2 red capsicums, halved, seeded
Olive oil spray
500g chicken breast fillets, cut into 2cm pieces
1 large red onion, halved, thinly sliced
1 tbs smoked paprika
400g can chopped tomatoes
125ml (1/2 cup) water
Steamed rice, to serve (optional)

Protein Dietary Fibre
35.00g 5.00g
Fat Total Energy
5.00g 1670kJ
Fat Saturated Sodium
1.00g –
Carbohydrate Total Cholesterol
53.00g –
Carbohydrate Sugars
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