Chicken Tomato Soup w/ Gorganzola

Oh right, I forgot about you.

It’s again been way too long since I’ve last blogged about all of the fabulous things I’m cooking up.  Life has been crazy with the Holidays, moving, New Years, Stella, and just all around too busy for blogging (and even sometimes too busy for cooking!).

Last night, I came home from work and was determined to put something together that was easy enough to share with you.

I turned to my handy dandy cookbooks of recipes I’ve saved to try, and picked out this soup recipe from an old Cooking Light magazine.  It’s rare that I follow recipes word for word, but for this recipe I did- just another reason it’s so easy.

Chicken Tomato Soup w/ Gorganzola

Original from:  Cooking Light 

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Minced Garlic

1 cup Celery, diced

1 teaspoon (ish) Crushed Red Pepper

3/4 lb (I used 2 Breasts) Shredded Cooked Chicken**

1 can Diced Tomatoes, undrained

14 oz Fat Free Low Sodium Chicken Broth

1/2 cup Gorganzola Cheese, crumbled

Directions:

1.  Heat Olive Oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add Garlic and saute for one minute.  

2.  Add Celery, Crushed Red Pepper, and Cooked/Shredded chicken.  Cook for 6 minutes stirring until it’s heated through.  

3.  Add tomatoes and broth.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes.  Serve and sprinkle with Gorganzola.

**I wanted to mention that this recipe is super simple but it does ask for pre-cooked chicken.  I didn’t see this and had to turn off the oil/garlic while I cooked my chicken real quick.  I wanted to make sure you noticed this!**

Yummy Hunk O Blue Cheese!

Yummy Hunk O Blue Cheese!

This soup was great for leftovers too!

This soup was great for leftovers too!

 

So, the soup was surprisingly awesome.  I was skeptical at first, thinking it was too simple, but the broth is REALLY good!  I couldn’t believe I didn’t need any other seasonings besides the red pepper.  The only thing I’d say is that this took no time to cook- so be hungry when you get started!  I also would add more Gorganzola next time (I think I WAY underestimated!).  YUM!

I hope you all had a very happy new year, and I can’t wait to get my life together so I can bring more recipes and restaurant reviews to you!

Here are some other recipes you may like:

Creamy Tomato Balsamic Soup

Creamy Tomato Balsamic Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Spinach, Pasta, and Pea Soup

Spinach, Pasta, and Pea Soup

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