|Chicken Parmesan Soup|
I think I've fully switched from previously liking only chicken breasts for recipes to now preferring boneless, skinless chicken thighs more. They have more calories, but they're richer tasting.
I also prefer petite diced tomatoes for recipes, the regular dice seems too big (doesn't really qualify as 'diced').
InspirationPampered Chef Chicken Parmesan Soup
|Some ingredients (not all of them,|
and the tomato sauce doesn't even go in it!)
- 2 14oz cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 lb package boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 cups chicken stock (frozen leftovers)
- 12 oz marinara (frozen leftover from Mediterranean Tuna Pasta)
- 1 zucchini, thinly sliced on a mandoline, then cut into smaller bite-sized pieces
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced (from a jar)
- croutons for topping (we have a bag of croutons already open, otherwise I would have made my own using the Pampered Chef Garlic & Herb Rub as it describes in the recipe. Plus it seems cool to make croutons in the microwave.)
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)
- shredded mozzarella for topping (optional)
DirectionsI threw everything but the cheese and croutons together in my medium-size slow cooker in the morning before work. When I got home, it smelled delicious. I decided it didn't need mozzarella on top, but I did pull out the hunk of Parmesan and the bag of croutons.
VerdictHusband Jeff liked it and Sonny D ate most of a bowl (he was mainly aiming for the chicken since he loves meat but I tricked him with a couple spoonfuls of only tomato and zucchini).
I'm glad i tried this dish, I really liked it a lot. It's a simple recipe that uses mainly pantry staple ingredients and it's healthy. I feel most dishes could use more veggies and this is another one, maybe some wilted spinach. And there was a lot of chicken and not much soupy-liquid, so a can of tomato sauce would be nice. Also, some pasta would be a welcome addition for even more things going on. I personally would add sliced mushrooms too, but that might be taking it too far from the chicken Parmesan concept and into a generic tomato-chicken soup. But even with those suggested changes, I think it's good as written and would definitely make it again.