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Pesto chicken soup

6
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Ready-made pesto adds plenty of flavour to this simple soup.

Ingredients

Cannellini Beans, cooked

2 can(s), large, drained, drained and rinsed

Chicken breast, skinless, grilled

400 g, coarsely shredded

Spinach

200 g, baby

Tesco Reduced Fat Green Pesto

25 g

Parmesan Cheese

20 g, shaved

Chicken stock cube(s)

2 cube(s)

Chilli flakes

1 teaspoons, level

Bay leaf, dry

2 leaf/leaves

Instructions

  1. Put the beans, chicken, stock cubes, chilli flakes and bay leaves in a large deep pan. Add enough water to cover all the ingredients (about 1 litre) and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard the bay leaves, then lightly crush the beans with a potato masher.
  3. Add the spinach and allow to wilt, then take the pan off the heat. Swirl through the pesto and season to taste.
  4. Divide the soup between bowls and serve topped with the Parmesan shavings.

Notes

You could use other types of tinned beans in this recipe – butter beans or haricot beans also work well, just remember to adjust the SmartPoints.

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