This festive red-and-green chicken soup gets its color from spinach and red sweet peppers.

Source: Midwest Living

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total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, cook the red sweet pepper in butter or margarine for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth or stock. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.

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  • Add the spinach, chicken, and nutmeg. Stir in half-and-half. Heat through. Top with croutons, if you like.

Tips

You can lower the sodium by using reduced-sodium chicken broth.

To make the star-shaped croutons, use a 1-inch cutter and cut out shapes from sliced bread. Brush with melted butter. Toast in a 350 degree F oven 6 to 8 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 81mg; carbohydrates 12g; insoluble fiber 2g; sodium 939mg.
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