Mama Mandola's Sicilian Chicken Soup (Carrabba's Recipe)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 213.1
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.9 mg
  • Sodium: 183.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g

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This is the recipe given in the Carrabba's cook book. I'm not sure how close it is to what they serve in the restaurant, but it looks delicious. This is the recipe given in the Carrabba's cook book. I'm not sure how close it is to what they serve in the restaurant, but it looks delicious.
Number of Servings: 12


    1 whole chicken, about 4 1/2 pounds, giblets removed
    1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
    3 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice
    3 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
    3 green bell peppers, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
    3 medium baking potatoes, such as russet or Burbank, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
    1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
    1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    4 garlic cloves, chopped
    Kosher salt and freshley ground black pepper
    1 cup ditalini or other "soup pasta"


Always cook the pasta first. Adding uncooked pasta to the soup will reduce your amount of broth and make your soup extremely thick.


1. Put the whole chicken, onion, celery, carrots, bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and their juices in a large soup pot and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, skimming off the foam that rises to the surface. Add the parsley, garlic, and 1 Tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.

2. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Partially cover the pot and simmer until the chicken is falling off the bones, about 2 hours. Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a large bowl and let cool for about 20 minutes. Keep the soup in the pot simmering.

3. Remove the meat from the chicken, discarding the skin and bones, taking care not to mangle the meat and keeping it in neat pieces. Tear or pull the boned chicken into large bite-sized pieces. (We prefer hand-pulled chicken to chopped chunks.)

4. Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt to taste. Add the ditalini and cook according to the package directions until tender. Drain well.

5. Using a large slotted spoon or a potato masher, mas some of the potatoes in the pot to lightly thicken the broth. Add the chicken and pasta to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Serving Size: 8 to 12 servings, nutritional info is for 12 servings

Number of Servings: 12

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  • I made this on a Sunday, took 4 hours total to cut ALL of the veggies up, shred the chicken / etc. It was delicious, but could use way more salt than the recipe calls for, I'd say at least double the amount.
    ** Also be sure to have an 8 quart pot available, I did not and quickly realized I needed
    - 10/14/15

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