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    Mama Mandola's Spicy Sicilian Chicken Soup

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs

    Kit^..^ty Of Canada's Note:

    From Carrabba's. It has a peppery bite which I love.

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    1. 1
      Dice celery, carrots, onion, potatoes and bell pepper into 1/4-inch pieces.
    2. 2
      Chop tomatoes; reserve all juice.
    3. 3
      Place vegetables, tomatoes with their juice, chicken pieces, parsley and garlic in a 10-quart stockpot.
    4. 4
      Add water. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Slowly bring soup to a boil over low heat.
    6. 6
      Skim off foam that rises to the surface; may have to skim 2 or 3 times.
    7. 7
      Partially cover pot and simmer 2 hours.
    8. 8
      When soup is finished, remove chicken pieces with a slotted spoon. Let cool.
    9. 9
      Meanwhile, mash vegetables in the bottom of the pot with the back side of a large cooking spoon or a potato masher.
    10. 10
      When chicken has cooled enough to handle, remove skin and bones and return meat to soup.
    11. 11
      Notes: Soup is best served the day after it is made. Refrigerate and remove fat that solidifies on the surface of the soup. Serve soup with rice or small, stubby pasta. For better flavor, cook the rice or pasta in the soup when reheating. Add freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 31, 2010

      i used this recipe as a starting point after reading all of the other reviews. Both of my sons have worked at Carrabbas in the past so I asked the manager about this soup recipe. He told me that contrary to what most people think, salt and pepper are the only seasoning in this soup. So, with that in mind, I used onion, celery, carrot, potato, tomatoes, salt and pepper in the stockpot with my chicken. I used no green bell pepper or garlic. I did, however, add just a touch of red pepper, per personal preference. It is amazing. I am going to cook my pasta separately and add to the bowls rather than the whole pot, as that is how it is done at Carrabba's! Hope this is helpful!

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    • on November 12, 2011


      Made the following modifications and it tastes just like the soup at the restaurant to us:

      Omit the bell pepper.
      Use chicken broth instead of water.
      Add about 1.5 tbsp of creole seasoning (don't add salt on top of this, wait and taste it to see if you need more).
      Use lots of fresh ground black pepper.
      Add 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar (it was definitely missing acid without it).

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    • on September 26, 2009


      The basics are there, but a key ingredient has been omitted. Creole seasoning is used in the actual recipe and no bell peppers are used. I wasn't a cook at Carrabba's, but I did work there for quite some time, so I did know a few of the secrets. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Mama Mandola's Spicy Sicilian Chicken Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (1196 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 648.0
    Calories from Fat 361
    Total Fat 40.1 g
    Saturated Fat 11.1 g
    Cholesterol 286.5 mg
    Sodium 244.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 51.1 g

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