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Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto

September/October 2009

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This fragrant, Italian-flavored soup takes advantage of quick-cooking ingredients—boneless, skinless chicken breast, bagged baby spinach and canned beans. It features a simple homemade basil pesto swirled in at the end to add a fresh herb flavor. If you are very pressed for time, you can substitute 3 to 4 tablespoons of a store-bought basil pesto.



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Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto

64 Reviews for Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto

01/14/2015
Anonymous
Fresh, healthy and full of flavor!

This soup is awesome! I added both carrots and red pepper for color and more veggies although it only called for adding one or the other. Otherwise made exactly as directed. The fresh basil pesto is key! Drained and rinsed the beans before adding to reduce the sodium. Yum, yum, yum!!

Easy
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11/18/2014
Anonymous
SO easy and SO good!

This soup was awesome. So easy & quick. I made the pesto first to avoid stepping away while everything was on the stove and it worked out perfectly!

Healthy, clean, fast, easy, cheap
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02/24/2014
Anonymous
This is such a great soup!

I have now made this soup for 3 weeks straight. I stuck to the recipe which is so easy to follow and quick to make. When the first batch was gone, I found myself wanting to taste the flavors again, so I made it again and again and yes, today, again! I find soup is a good way to get veggies and helps me stick to my healthy eating habits. I do use buillion and broth which is a great combo, and add extra water to fill it out a bit. It freezes great too! Going to have a bowl now. Yum!

Light, flavorful, filling
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01/29/2014
Anonymous
Quick cooking time

Delicious! Just had for dinner. Skipped croutons. Had French bread on the side. Didn't have marjarom, used dried basil instead. Used fresh basil for pesto.

Healthy, delicious, doesn't take hours to cook, good looking
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37 comments

Anonymous wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

Takes some chopping, grating

Takes some chopping, grating time but worth it.

01/06/2014
Anonymous
Even my picky 6 year old love this!

This is a healthy, easy to prepare soup. I love that it is a way to get green vegetables into my family's meal. This is one of the best meals my 6 year old says he has ever tasted. He had NO desire to even try it and looked for negative comments to try and make a case for NOT eating it. After half a bowl, he asked if he could write a response because "it is sooooo much better than I thought it would be."

quick, healthy, tastes great
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