Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chicken Parmesan Soup

Tender chicken, Parmesan and seasoned croutons are the stars in this simple soup.

These last few weeks have been beyond hectic. So I've been relying on simple meals, to make life a little easier. I first fell in love with this recipe, when I was a Pampered Chef consultant. We made this soup, at a team meeting and it was fabulous! I've been wanting to make it since then, but never really took the time to make it, even though it is easy to put together.

The original recipe uses the Deep Covered Baker, one of The Pampered Chef's stoneware pots, but you can easily make this using the oven for the croutons and a regular pot for the soup. The link to the original recipe, from The Pampered Chef, can be found here. Today I will share a way to make the soup, using everyday kitchen pots and pans.

Hubby really enjoyed this soup and said he would gladly have it, if I made it again. Queenie only really enjoyed the chicken, while Mr.B said it was the best soup I've ever made. I love that it can come together and be on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a hectic week!

Chicken Parmesan Soup
adapted from The Pampered Chef

1 demi baguette (or half of a regular baguette)
2 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs Pampered Chef Garlic and Herb seasoning, divided
1 1/2 C chicken stock
1- 14.5 oz can tomato sauce
1- 14.5 oz can Italian seasoned diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 C cooked chicken, cut into cubes
1/2 C grated Parmesan
1 C mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut baguette into bite size cubes and toss with olive oil and 1 tsp Garlic and Herb seasoning. Spread evenly onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes; until bread begins to brown. Set aside.

In a pot, combine the chicken stock, remaining Herb and Garlic seasoning, tomato sauce, garlic and chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan. Top soup with half the mozzarella, followed by half the croutons. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over soup, cover and let sit 5 minutes. Serve soup with remaining croutons.

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Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog said...

Looks so delicious and comforting! Nettie

minnie@thelady8home said...

Perfect food in in the long stretched winters here. Sending along so much warmth besides looking yummy.

Nazima Pathan said...

this looks perfect for a comfort dish on a cold evening! delicious.

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

I can't wait to make this! My fam would devour it!

Catherine said...

Dear Cindy, your soup sounds warm and comforting...a beautiful and hearty meal that sure to please the soul! xo, Catherine

Bintu Hardy said...

Just the sort of soup I would love for dinner tonight

Patty Anderson said...

What a great idea this is! Love the bread in it!!! Extra special.

Nicole Neverman said...

This soup sounds wonderful! Love that it's so easy too :)

Debra Clark said...

Not much better than a great bowl of soup!

Catherine Holt said...

Oh wow, that is pretty much my kind of dish right there. Need you say more??? I could eat that right now!

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Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious chicken Parmesan soup, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.