Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fast and Easy Chicken Minestrone Soup

Saute the following in a large pot until chicken is done and then chop the chicken into bite-size pieces:

2 T olive oil
1 onion
3 T garlic, minced or chopped
2 chicken breasts

Then add the following:

2 cans of white beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of corn, undrained
1 16 oz or so bag frozen vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, etc)
1 can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce or one 12 oz. can V-8 juice
5 cups water
5 chicken bullion cubes (or other chicken stock substitute)
1 teaspoon each of the following dried spices: Rosemary, Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Sage (or any combination of those or other Italian seasoning)

Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes. 

Cook 1 pound small-type pasta. Drain and add to the soup or serve on the side and add some to each serving.

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