Complete with pasta, chicken, and veggies this soup recipe is a warming winter comfort food and an easy way to introduce the family to escarole in a familiar-seeming dish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Carson Downing

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30 mins
2 hrs
10 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a 6- to 8-quart pot combine chicken pieces, onion, salt, the thyme, pepper, the garlic, and bay leaves. Add 8 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 1 hour or until chicken is very tender and falls off the bones.

  • Remove chicken from broth. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones. Discard bones and skin. Cut meat into bite-size pieces. Discard bay leaves. Return chicken to broth. Add 8 cups escarole, carrots, and celery. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Stir in pasta; return to a simmer. Cook 7 to 9 minutes or until pasta and escarole are tender. Stir in basil and remaining escarole. Top each serving with grated Parmesan cheese. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 79mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 3g; protein 30g; vitamin a 4107IU; vitamin c 8.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 7.2mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 107.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 713mg; potassium 522mg; calcium 90mg; iron 2.9mg.