Italian Chicken Bell Pepper Soup ~ Quick and Light

Need a simple, quick and healthy dinner recipe?  This is it…my go to chicken bell pepper soup!  Sweet bell peppers, garlic, mushrooms, chicken, capers…tasty, light and super quick.  Really, try it.
Ingredients:
Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 orange and red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (more or less to your taste)
  • 5 cups low-salt chicken broth (I use Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 can Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (leftover or rotisserie chicken from market)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


Preparation:

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell peppers, onion, garlic, basil, fennel seeds and crushed red pepper and sauté until vegetables are just tender, about 10 minutes. Add carrots, canned tomatoes and broth. Simmer until carrots are tender, about 10-15 minutes.  Increase heat to high and bring soup to boil.  Add chicken and capers and cook just until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.  Ladle soup into bowls. Serve, passing cheese separately.

Linked to:

Advertisements

One response to “Italian Chicken Bell Pepper Soup ~ Quick and Light

  1. Holly

    Michelle- I’m printing this off — looks delicious and fast!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 21 other followers

{Random food and photos}
%d bloggers like this: