Rachael Ray's Chicken Provencal " Stoup"

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the Food Network, Rachael says "a stoup is thicker than a soup and thinner than a stew". I must make all my soups as stoups, since it isn't any thicker than other soups I have made. That aside, this is a very tasty soup -- one that I will make often. I cut up all my veggies ahead of time and made the recipe as posted except I didn't use the black olive tapenade because my store doesn't carry it and I stirred the parsley into the stoup while it was simmering. I also let it simmer on the stove for 20-30 minutes because I wasn't ready to serve dinner yet and it was fine. It is excellent and definitely a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat medium soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. While soup pot heats, chop carrots into 1/4-inch dice.
  3. Put carrots and garlic into pan and stir to coat with olive oil.
  4. Chop and drop in the zucchini, pepper, and onion.
  5. Season all the veggies with salt and pepper and herbes de Provence.
  6. Cook the vegetables together 5 minutes.
  7. While they cook, cut the potatoes into thin wedges.
  8. Add wine to vegetables and reduce for a minute or so.
  9. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, and stock to the pot, cover the pot and raise heat to high.
  10. Bring the stoup to a boil, then add the chicken and lower heat and simmer 8 to 10 minutes until potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked through.
  11. Serve stoup in bowls and stir in a rounded spoonful of black olive tapenade at the table.
  12. Top soup with chopped parsley and serve with a crusty bread.


Most Helpful

This is a fantasic vegetarian dish. I reccommend using celery, greeen and yellow peppers, beans and even corn! It fills you up and tastes amazing! Great cold day meal!

angeladcurrie February 08, 2008

This is Fantastic! I added more carrot and zucchini (my preference) Flavorful.

adriennenewton January 06, 2007

The first soup I've ever been pleased with! This would be great meatless or even with beef because it's such a basic vegetable base. I liked the wine in the broth too. I bought the tapenade but liked the soup without it so I didn't open it...I'll try it next batch. Great with grilled cheese sandwiches:) Update: Opened the tapenade and tried it with the 4th batch of soup I'd made. Really good! This is an awesome recipe and freezes well too.

dmac085 September 09, 2006

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