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Winter Vegetable Chicken Noodle Soup with Asiago Crostini.

Pretty sure this is the ultimate soup for the week leading up to Christmas!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 543kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 1 leek halved + sliced
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 3 ribs celery chopped
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2 quarts low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 3 small skinless chicken thighs
  • 1-2 cups swiss chard chopped
  • zest + juice of 1 lemon
  • 8 ounces egg noodles use a gluten free noodle if needed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley + basil

Asiago Crostini

  • 1 inch loaf ciabatta bread sliced into 1/4 slices (use a gluten free bread if needed)
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces asiago cheese shredded
  • fresh herbs for topping

Instructions

  • Heat a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onion and leek. Cook until the onion is soft, fragrant and beginning to caramelize. Add the carrots and celery. Season with salt + pepper and continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until the carrots have a little browning on the edges. Stir in the garlic + ginger and cook a minute longer.
  • Slowly pour in the chicken broth. Add the thyme, bay leaves and chicken thighs. Cover the pot and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily.
  • After 25 minutes, shred the chicken and remove any bones that may be in the chicken. Add the swiss chard, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook until the chard has wilted slightly, about 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust the salt + pepper to your liking.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and toss the noodles with the butter, parsley and basil.
  • Divide the egg noodles among bowls and ladle the soup over the noodles. Serve with the crostini (recipe below).

Asiago Crostini

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Arrange the bread slices on a large baking sheet with sides. Rub each slice with olive oil and sprinkle with salt + pepper. Add the asiago cheese evenly over each slice.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the bread is toasted and golden brown. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve along side the soup.

Notes

*The soup can be made up to 4 days in advance. Keep the noodles separated from the soup so they do not soak up the broth. *If desired you can use chicken breasts instead of thighs, but I think the thighs add much better flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8120IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 437mg | Iron: 3.7mg