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Peasant Soup for One

In the mood for soup? There's no need to open a can when it's so easy to simmer up a bowl of this soup. I first has this at a favorite restaurant. When it was removed from the menu, I duplicate it at home using herbs from my garden.—Kay Harris, Armarillo, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (4 ounces), cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small potato, cubed
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Coat a saucepan with cooking spray; brown chicken over medium-high heat. Add the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 280 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

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  • Angela320
    Jan 20, 2011

    I have made this twice now, once with the chicken and once without because I decided spur of the moment to make it. I don't have tarragon, so I just used rosemary. My only complaint would be that it only makes one bowl, so no going back for seconds.