Italian Chicken Soup

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 medium green bell pepper -- diced
1 Small onion -- chopped
3 Large garlic cloves -- chopped
1 Tablespoon dried basil
2 Teaspoons fennel seeds
1/4 Teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
6 Cups canned low-salt chicken broth
2 Medium zucchini -- diced
1 medium carrot -- diced
1 Package fresh cheese ravioli -- (9 ounce)
1 1/2 Cups diced cooked chicken
1 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, basil, fennel seeds and crushed red pepper and sauté until vegetables are just tender, about 10 minutes. Add broth. Cover pot and simmer 10 minutes. Add zucchini and carrot. Cover and simmer until carrot is almost tender, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to high and bring soup to boil. Add ravioli and boil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and cook just until heated through, about 1 minute. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Serve, passing cheese separately.


Nutritional Information:

317 Calories (kcal); 15g Total Fat; (39% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 49mg Sodium

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