Italian Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Soup

Who needs instant soup, with dehydrated bits of chicken, when you can make this in only 10 minutes? Look for the soft presliced sun-dried tomatoes to save time.
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Serves: 4
Makes: 8 cups
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup pre-sliced sun-dried tomatoes (about 12 halves), chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 5 oz spinach (2 packed cups), roughly chopped
  • 3 cups chopped cooked skinless chicken breast

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a 2-qt pot on high heat, add broth. Then add onion, tomatoes and thyme. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in peas, spinach and chicken. Serve immediately.

Nutrients per 2-cup serving: Calories: 277, Total Fat: 5 g, Sat. Fat: 1.5 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 17 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 41 g, Sodium: 348 mg, Cholesterol: 89 mg

Nutritional Bonus: Sun-dried tomatoes should be a pantry staple in every clean-eating kitchen. It takes 20 pounds of fresh tomatoes to make 1 pound of the dried variety. All the benefits of tomatoes, like cancer-fighting lycopene and the antioxidant cocktail of vitamins C, A and beta-carotene are packed into a concentrated package.