Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chicken and White Bean Soup

As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, I am a huge soup fan. I love making homemade soup and even better, I love having soup made for me! Brady made the below soup recipe last night and it was so good. The soup had such great flavor and is perfect for this time of year. I loved the addition of the crumbled bacon, there isn't a lot of bacon so it's still a healthy recipe, but it really goes well with the white beans and added a little extra flavor.

And in case you are wondering, my boyfriend doesn't normally read blogs with names like A Dainty Chef :)

Chicken and White Bean Soup
** from A Dainty Chef 

Serves 4
Prep/Cook Time: 40 minutes

3 bacon slices, cooked and chopped
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped plum tomato
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups water
3 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup uncooked orzo
1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Chop the onion, garlic, tomato, and oregano and set aside.. In a large saucepan over medium heat cook bacon for about 7 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Heat a clean saute plan over medium high heat. Add a little olive oil and the cut up chicken; sauté for about 6 minutes. Remove chicken from pan.

Add onion and garlic to a soup pot; cook 4 minutes or until tender. Add tomato, oregano, and pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Return bacon and chicken to pan. Stir in 2 cups water and chicken broth. Bring the water and the broth to a boil. Add orzo, and cook for 9 minutes or until al dente. Add the beans to the mixture, cook 2 minutes or until heated. Remove from heat. Finally stir in parsley, vinegar, and salt.

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