Carrabba's Spicy Sicilian Chicken Soup

Recipe by Johncn
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12-16




  • In a large stockpot (16 quart minimum / 20 quart recommended) heat olive oil under fairly low to medium heat.
  • "Sweat" onion, celery, green pepper and some salt (to draw off moisture) for perhaps 30 minutes -- this is lower than browning, and makes the veggies somewhat translucent. I covered, and mixed every few minutes to prevent browning.
  • Add carrots, garlic, some white pepper and some black pepper, and continue to heat under "sweat" conditions while mixing now and then.
  • Add chicken stock, chicken breasts, tomatoes and potatoes -- and of course some more white pepper and black pepper.
  • Cover and simmer on low heat for 1.5 to 2 hours (or use crock pot?).
  • Remove chicken and let cool and stand to shred.
  • Add chopped parsley and return the shredded chicken to the soup.
  • Salt to taste at this point, and add more white and black pepper if your tongue is not twitching a bit when you sample. ;-).
  • Simmer while cooking ditalini (or other stubby pasta).
  • Serve soup over cooked pasta to taste.
  • Note: Like many soups, this may be better made the day before and then served when needed. We will freeze some for ready-made meals and I think it will work out well.