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Since this was to be on the table when my son & DIL were here for lunch, I made it as a vegetarian soup, leaving out the chicken & using a homemade vegetable broth, & the result was a very delicious soup! I do, however, look forward to making it as given when just the 2 of us can enjoy the intended version, chicken & all! Thanks for sharing a very nice keeper recipe! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]
I love fennel and just purchased some and looking for a recipe when I found this for Photo Tag. With the chef's permission I adapted this recipe for stove top cooking using canned cannellini beans. My preparation involved adding the onions, fennel, carrots and garlic into a large saucepan along with the broth and bringing that to a boil. Then reduced the heat to a simmer and cooked covered for 10 minutes, added the chicken, rosemary and canned beans and cooked for 15 minutes. Delicious soup in just 30 minutes and I think replicated the flavors of the original. Thanks Annacia.
I've never cooked with fennel before and had to really look hard in the produce section but I found one and tried it. This soup is delicious! Even my hubbie raved. This will be added to our list of favorites.
Delicious! We loved this very hearty/low fat soup! The minor changes I made was skipping the fennel (but added some celery and 1 teaspoon fennel seed) and the onion, but used some shallots, minced instead. Also instead of the boiling of the beans, I soaked them overnight and they were very tender and good. Delish! Thanks for sharing this keeper!