Chicken Soup au Pistou

    Chicken Soup au Pistou


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    About this recipe: This a very savoury and hearty chicken soup, hope you will enjoy it!! Pistou is popular in Provence and similar to pesto in flavour, made from garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. This recipe uses prepared pesto for convenience!

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 225g boneless skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 1 (400g) tin whole plum tomatoes
    • 1 (400g) tin cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2 carrots, sliced
    • 1 large potato, diced
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 125g frozen green beans
    • 4 tablespoons prepared pesto
    • grated Parmesan to serve (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place the olive oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until chicken is browned. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes.
    2. Add chicken stock, undrained tomatoes, beans, carrots, potato, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, stirring to break up tomatoes. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
    3. Ladle soup into bowls, top each with 1 teaspoon pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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