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Chicken Cacciatore Soup Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore Soup Recipe

“This quickie cacciatore meets with my Italian husband's approval. Each brothy spoonful is brimming with vegetables and tender pieces of chicken.” —Nancy Roth, St. Joseph, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 medium leeks (white portion only), sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute mushrooms and leeks in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, chicken, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, pasta, thyme and pepper.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Top each serving with cheese and basil.
  • 3. Freeze option: Before adding cheese and basil, cool soup and transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 3 month. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and basil. Yield: 7 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 283 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 951 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.