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Basil Chicken Soup

Basil Chicken Soup

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3-1/2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded light jarlsberg cheese

In a 2 to 3 quart pan, combine butter, onion, and garlic. Stir occasionally over medium heat until onion is limp and slightly tinged with brown, about 10 minutes. Stirin 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, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in basil. Ladle into bowl and offer cheese to add to taste.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:Calories: 237; Fat: 5.1 grams; Carbohydrates: 19 grams;Sodium: 168 mg; Protein: 19 grams
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 2-1/2 Low-Fat Meat


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