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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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"OMG. This is the first Recipe that I've tried from this Website and I have to say it's absolutely amazing! My family just loved this dish and the flavor and taste was awsome! I will be making this dish more often this winter! "
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto Recipe

62 Reviews for Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto

11/15/2010

OMG. This is the first Recipe that I've tried from this Website and I have to say it's absolutely amazing! My family just loved this dish and the flavor and taste was awsome! I will be making this dish more often this winter!

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10/05/2010

This was AMAZING! My (Italian) fiance couldn't believe how flavorful it was and that is always a compliment! I had only frozen chicken breast so I poached that separately before adding it to the broth and also added brown rice since I didn't have croutons on hand. The pesto was really easy-I added a little extra garlic here-and thought it made the soup. I wouldn't skip the pesto!

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09/15/2010
Anonymous

I really liked this. I can't wait to try variations on it. I didn't use any croutons to cut down on unnecessary carbs, but me and my carnivorous unhealthy food-loving fiance ate this up. I doubled the recipe because I had to use the chicken I had, and took extra soup into the office and everyone loved it. Will definitely make again. What a healthy alternative to your everyday chicken noodle!

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06/08/2010
Anonymous

Great soup - I make a whole batch of this on Sunday nights and have soup for the entire work week. I did not chop my spinach and added 9oz instead of 6oz. I put in about 4 tbl of pesto but I think now I'll use more like 3. The storebought pesto can be very overpowering. Love this soup!

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05/24/2010
Anonymous

DELICIOUS!!!!! After reading the comments I will try artichokes next time...I will DEFINATELY make this dish again it was so hearty and tasty! I opted to make the pesto myself and have to say it was wonderful and extremely simple. Love this soup I give it 5 stars.

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