Minestrone with Chicken
IntroductionThis can be made vegetarian with the use of Vegetable broth or water. This can be made vegetarian with the use of Vegetable broth or water.
1 cup chopped onions
4 or 5 cloves garlic
1 cup diced zucchini
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cups partially cooked or canned cannellini beans
2 cups chopped Swiss Chard or other greens as preferred
12 oz chicken breast cooked and diced
8 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp pesto (if desired)
4 - 5 inch piece of parmesan rind optional (I keep the rinds frozen from the ends of the parmesan peice.)
The parmesan rind gives it a really good flavor, I freeze the ends of parmesan wedges for this use. You can also add grated parmesan when you serve the soup. The greens can be any that you like, escarole, kale, cabbage, I just really like swiss chard. This is easily made vegetarian by omitting the chicken and using vegetable broth or water.
Serve with a crusty italian bread!
Serving Size: Makes about 12 bowls of soup (approx.)
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FRANNIEDID.