Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chicken Soup with Cut Spaghetti and Spinach

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Since I am chewing-impaired, at least for the time being, I have been on the lookout for new soup recipes.  This weekend I tried a new one and it was GOOD!

It had chicken, navy beans, and spinach in it.  I love how spinach wilts down when you put it into a hot soup. 

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Barilla has a new pasta out called Cut Spaghetti.  Small thin pieces of spaghetti that are already cut up in small pieces.  Perfect when you want mini noodles.  I also think it also might be fun to use in a pasta salad. 

Chicken Soup with Cut Spaghetti and Spinach

2 boxes (32 oz. each) Chicken Stock

olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

1/2 cup baby carrots, diced

2 ribs of celery, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

a pinch of salt, pepper, and thyme

1 cup left over chicken breast, torn into small pieces

1 can of navy beans, rinsed

1/4 of a box ( 4oz.) of Barilla Cut Spaghetti pasta

8 oz. fresh spinach (chop the spinach or slice bunches of it into long ribbons.)

In a stock pot over medium high heat, saute the onions, celery, and carrots in olive oil till onions are translucent and the carrots begin to soften.  Add the salt, pepper, and thyme.  Add the garlic.  Saute for a few more minutes but be careful not to burn the garlic.  Add the chicken broth to the stock pot.  Add the chicken, and the rinsed navy beans, and the cut spaghetti pasta.  Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.    Add the fresh spinach and stir it in and let it wilt down.  Ladle into bowls and serve.

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I love a steaming hot bowl of soup don’t you?


ButterYum said...

I can't tell you how many times I've broken thin spaghetti into smaller pieces for soup. Little bits flying all over the place, making a mess. I'm so glad to hear Barilla is now packaging it that way.


Jennifer said...

Very Italian inspired and yummy sounding - I'll be making it soon my girl! Jennifer

Paula said...

Looks good Lisa...I'm a little soup conisseur myself:) thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

This looks really tasty. How are you chewing-impaired? What did I miss - dental work?
Have a great day.
Hugs Denise

Allyson said...

This looks DELISH and very easy to make. I have never seen the cut spaghetti, but sometimes the commissary is WAY behind in new food trends. I will keep an eye open for it. Here's to hoping you are chewing again very soon. Everyone loves Tigtening Day. I remember it sooooo well. argh.

Kristen White said...

This looks so delicious....I have to try this recipe!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This sounds great-thanks!

Libbie said...

WOw that looks fab! I am not much of a cook but I hope to be someday! (No one tends to be hungry when I cook :) But I do try :) I never even knew you could buy cut spaghetti!

peggy said...

Hooray for the cut spaghetti, I haven't run across it yet but will watch for it. Winter time is time for soup.

Jane said...

I do love a bowl of hot soup. Nothing better on a cold day. Sounds like another good recipe.

rudoo said...

That looks yummy! I will have to try it!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

This sounds SO tasty! thank you for sharing!