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Italian Chicken Soup

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Italian Chicken Soup
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Looking for an Italian dinner tonight? Enjoy this hearty chicken and vegetables soup- ready in just 35 minutes!

Ingredients

2
teaspoons oil
4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
cup chopped onion
1/4
cup chopped celery
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup water
1
(10 1/2-oz.) can condensed chicken broth
1
(14.5-oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1
cup frozen whole kernel corn
1
oz. uncooked vermicelli, broken into fourths (1/3 cup)
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in basil, pepper, water, broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2 Stir in corn and vermicelli. Cover; simmer 10 minutes or until soup is thoroughly heated and vermicelli is tender. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.
Tips  

Vermicelli ("little worms" in Italian) are very thin spaghetti noodles. Other pastas well suited to chicken soup include pastina, orzo, alphabet noodles and ditalini.

To stretch the soup to serve more people, add extra broth and other ingredients you might have on hand, such as diced fresh carrot, parsnip slices, canned kidney beans or black beans. Or stir in a cup or two of frozen vegetables and cook long enough to heat through.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
34g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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