Escarole adds an assertive bite to an Italian-themed soup that would otherwise be just another chicken and rice soup.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1993


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add escarole and 1 cup broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Stir in the remaining 6 cups broth and bring to a simmer. Add rice and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add chicken and tomatoes and cook, covered, until the rice is tender and the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 18.2g 36% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 2g; fat 4.7g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 33.4mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 2029.3IU 41% DV; vitamin c 11.7mg 20% DV; folate 136.1mcg 34% DV; calcium 80.5mg 8% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 30.9mg 11% DV; potassium 681.7mg 19% DV; sodium 850.8mg 34% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 30% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I had this at a friend's house the other night. It was a beautiful and delicious dish. She said that she had made the chicken broth from scratch which makes it slightly richer tasting. Am just now printing it off for myself. I seemed to have missed the recipe when it was in the magazine. Jeannie Kansas City Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for my husband and he loved it and so did I. This is a regular now in our house. I did add a bit more chicken and a dash or two of red pepper to spice it up a bit. Laura san jose ca Read More