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    Minestrone With Chicken and Sausage

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    IngridH's Note:

    I adapted this recipe from a book called Pure Poultry. I wanted a soup that was hearty, yet still felt fairly light. This really fit the bill. The pesto really adds to the flavor of the final dish, so I highly recommend using it. Serve with a loaf of italian bread to soak up the remaining broth. If you have homemade chicken stock, use it here- the flavor really comes through. When you are prepping your ingredients, remember to cut them in small pieces, so they will fit on your spoon.

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    1. 1
      Defat the sausage- Place the sausages in a sauce pan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and let boil for 5 minutes. Drain, and when cool enough to handle, chop into small dice.
    2. 2
      Add the oil to a large pot, and heat over a medium flame until the oil is warm and fragrant. Add the onion, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the chicken and sausage, and continue to cook, until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
    4. 4
      Add the carrots, celery, stock, beans, tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme and remaining salt. Cover, and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add the pasta, simmer another 8-10 minutes, until the pasta is al dente.
    7. 7
      To serve, ladle into warm soup bowls, and top with a tablespoon of pesto (if using).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 25, 2011


      Wonderful and delicious ! I left out the chicken and added a diced green pepper out of my garden. Perfect soup for a winters night.

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    • on February 22, 2011


      Just wonderful soup; filling and good for you! I cut way back on the oil and upped the veggies and omitted the beans and chicken. The flavours were just perfect - I love orzo in soups.

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    • on February 27, 2009


      Made this for a neighbor couple whose family was visiting for several days & it was a big hit! Used homemade chicken stock, some frozed cubed chicken breast & a mild Italian sausage ~ All of which helped to make this a great tasting soup! And another time, although I'm not usually one to make soup for company, I'd like to make this very special dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]

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    Nutritional Facts for Minestrone With Chicken and Sausage

    Serving Size: 1 (361 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 465.2
    Calories from Fat 180
    Total Fat 20.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 39.7 mg
    Sodium 1207.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 25.2 g

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