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Chicken Soup with Provençal Herbs

January/February 1995

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Using dried beans instead of canned in this flavorful chicken soup results in a thicker soup with more complex flavor. Make it a meal: Serve alongside Leek & Gruyere Quiche with Cherry Clafoutis for dessert.


Chicken Soup with Provençal Herbs Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, a generous 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried cannellini beans
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, washed and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped, or one 14-ounce can plum tomatoes, drained, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 6 new potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 cups Homemade Chicken Broth, (recipe follows) or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf

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Preparation

  1. Rinse beans and pick over, cover with water and set aside to soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add leeks, carrots and garlic; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add broth, wine , thyme, rosemary and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Drain the beans and add to the pot; cook until the beans are soft, about 2 hours. Remove the bay leaf and herb sprigs before serving.

Nutrition

Per serving: 166 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 5 g fiber; 405 mg sodium; 372 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (90% daily value), Vitamin C (30 % dv), Fiber (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 very lean meat


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Servings
6
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Fall
Winter
Type of Dish
Soups/stews
Ethnic/Regional
American
French
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Publication
January/February 1995
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