Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe @pinch

Creamy and flavorful, this chicken Florentine soup will warm you on a cold day. Carrots, celery, and onion are the flavor base for the homemade soup. Chunks of chicken make the soup heartier, and spinach adds the classic Florentine flavor. Serve with warm garlic bread on the side for a comforting meal you'll serve all winter. This recipe was inspired by a local Italian restaurant that we frequented often to get this soup. I created my version that is a bit lighter and healthier than the restaurant version. I have done this many times, and it always turns out wonderful. I make croutons from baguettes that I keep in my freezer by cutting them into 1' pieces, drizzling them with olive oil, a little salt and pepper, and baking at 400 F. Stand right there and watch them. The minute you turn your back, they will burn! Also, if you use frozen spinach, thaw and squeeze dry, and add only 2 cups.

chicken florentine soup
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Recipe Cuisine: Italian Recipe Category: Chicken Soups Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 medium organic boneless
  • skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 1 large shallot or 1 small onion
  • diced
  • 2 stalk(s) organic celery
  • chopped
  • 2 large organic carrots
  • peeled and diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • chopped
  • 3 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
  • or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 4 cup(s) organic chicken stock (32 oz)
  • 1 cup(s) organic half and half
  • 3 cup(s) fresh baby spinach
Intructions :
  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and season with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a 2-3 qt saucepan. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the same pan. Add the onion
  • carrots
  • and celery. Cook for 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add garlic
  • thyme
  • cayenne
  • salt
  • and pepper. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add flour to the vegetables and cook for 1 minute longer.
  • Add the chicken stock slowly to the mixture. Cook for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender and the soup thickens.
  • Add the chicken.
  • Add the half and half. Cook and stir until thickened.
  • Add spinach and cook for another 5-10 min.
  • Check the seasonings. Add more salt
  • pepper
  • or cayenne to taste.

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