Rating: 4 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
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  • 6 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins
13 mins
38 mins
7 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan cook onion, carrot, sweet pepper, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • Stir in broth and chicken. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  • Stir in cooked pasta and heat through

  • Add baby spinach and parsley to soup; cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Vegetable and Rice Soup with Sweet Potatoes:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 cup chopped, peeled sweet potato for the red sweet pepper, 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger for the garlic, and 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice for the pasta. Omit chicken and spinach.Nutrition analysis per serving: 168 calories, 6 g protein, 28 g carbohydrate. 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 4 g total sugar, 149% Vitamin A, 11% Vitamin C, 586 mg sodium, 5% calcium, 10% iron

Chicken and Barley Soup with Kale:

Prepare as directed, except add 1 cup cubed fresh butternut squash in Step 1. Add 1/4 teaspoon each ground coriander, ground cumin, and ground turmeric and a dash cayenne pepper in Step 2. Substitute 1 cup cooked barley or rice for the pasta and finely chopped Tuscan kale or Swiss chard leaves for the spinach. Omit parsley.Nutrition analysis per serving: 299 calories, 28 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 5 g total sugar, 272% Vitamin A, 192% Vitamin C, 655 mg sodium, 17% calcium, 20% iron

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 62mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 4g; protein 29g; vitamin a 6995.1IU; vitamin c 45.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 8.5mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 136.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 672mg; potassium 524mg; calcium 104mg; iron 4.3mg.