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    Quick & Light Chicken Toscana Soup Insired by Macaroni Grill

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Spazy's Note:

    This is a delicious and light version of Macaroni Grill's Chicken Toscana Soup. This recipe could use some thickening up with half & half and butter to be more like Macaroni Grill's, but I like it lower calorie so this is the way I make it. On the days I am making this, I run by Macaroni Grill and get one of their loaves of bread to go with it (they charge $1 per loaf and include the oil/vineger/black pepper dipping sauce) or you can make your own - there is an easy, highly rated version on RecipeZaar (#64446). I have made this in a crockpot (I cooked the sauted onions and garlic, broth, and raw chicken for 7 hours on low,,,shredded the chicken....then I transferred it to a pot on the stove and finished it according to recipe).

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 45 ounces low-sodium low-fat chicken broth (3 small cans or 1 large can )
    • 1 large tomato, drained and chopped
    • 1 -2 cup cooked chicken (roasted chicken from grocery store works great)
    • 8 ounces 1% low-fat milk (you can use half & half if you want to be decadent)
    • 8 ounces mini gnocchi (Recipe online or Trader Joes carries it, get parmesan gnocchi if they have it. If you can't find min)
    • 5 ounces Baby Spinach (fresh, half bag)
    • parmesan cheese
    • fresh basil (if you only have dried, rub approx. 3/4 tsp. between palms and add when you add the milk)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the onion and garlic in olive oil until transparent (5-10 minutes). Add the chicken broth and bring to boil. Add chicken and tomatoes; bring back to a good simmer for 5 minutes. Add gnocchi; cook for 1 or 2 minutes if mini size, a little longer if larger.
    2. 2
      Add milk and heat until steaming. Stir in spinach just long enough to wilt. Ladel into bowls and top with parmesan cheese and fresh basil if you have it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 02, 2009

      45

      This is an excellent soup with just a few changes. I reduced the amount of onion to half of a medium white onion (there was simply too much onion!) and increased the garlic to four cloves. Instead of using 1% milk I used half and half, which made the soup super creamy. If the health conscious want the creamy without a lot of the fat, look into fat free half and half which is also very rich. I was unable to find mini gnocchi, so I used regular. The only thing I would change with that is to reduce the amount of gnocchi (by a 1/3) and chop the regular sized gnocchi in half. Otherwise, yum! Make this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Quick & Light Chicken Toscana Soup Insired by Macaroni Grill

    Serving Size: 1 (204 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 122.5
     
    Calories from Fat 38
    31%
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 29.1 mg
    9%
    Sodium 82.8 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 9.2 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    6%
    Sugars 5.5 g
    22%
    Protein 12.4 g
    24%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    low-sodium low-fat chicken broth

    gnocchi

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