Sunday, April 10, 2011

Roasted Vegetable-Rosemary Chicken Soup

First of all, I am so sure I've posted this recipe before, but it bears repeating, since it's really delicious. I made this for the first time, when Kevin was sick with a bad cold, about a year ago. He was a huge fan. I've made it several times since then, always with good reviews. The nice thing about it, is that you can modify it, by adding more veggies, or taking out the things you don't like. This time, I added potatoes, which, in retrospect, wasn't the best idea. My fam still liked it, but they gave the potato addition a thumbs down. Oh well. Live and learn. I'll continue to make it. It's easy and has a great flavor balance. The roasted vegetables add that nice, charred sweetness that gives this a bit of a unique chicken soup taste. Make it!

Make this. It's a great "Sick Soup." 5 Bowls!

Roasted Vegetable-Rosemary Chicken Soup


  • 1 cup (1-inch) cubed carrot
  • 1 cup (1-inch) cubed onion
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup (1-inch) pieces celery
  • 1 cup (1-inch) pieces red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat rotini pasta


Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; drizzle with oil, and toss well to coat. Arrange vegetable mixture in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan lined with foil. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.

Combine water and next 5 ingredients (through chicken) in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Add roasted vegetables; simmer 30 minutes. Bring soup to a boil. Add pasta; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Information

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 176
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 17.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.5g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Calcium: 45mg

Cooking Light JANUARY 2006

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