Basil Chicken Soup is a warm and satisfying soup made with low sodium chicken broth, onion, garlic, potatoes, chicken and lots of fresh basil and jarlsberg cheese.

Basil Chicken Soup Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Ready In: 45 min

Servings: 4

1 tbsp butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped
1 med clove garlic, pressed or minced
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
3½ cup chicken broth (low-sodium)
1 large Russet Potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
1 cup diced Cooked Chicken
½ cup chopped Fresh Basil
½ cup shredded light Jarlsberg Cheese

In a two to three-quart pan, combine butter, onion and garlic. Stir occasionally over medium heat until onion is limp and slightly tinged with brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour to coat onion. Gradually stir in broth, and bring to a boil on high heat.
Add potato; cover and simmer over low heat until potato is tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes. Add chicken; cover and simmer just until chicken is hot, one to two minutes. Stir in basil. Ladle into bowl and offer cheese to add to taste.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 237
Total Fat: 5.1g
Sodium: 168mg
Total Carbohydrates: 19g
Protein: 19g


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