A big bowl of delicious comfort food. This soup is much lighter than a traditional pot pie but has all the yumminess! Each serving is hearty enough for dinner. It’s loaded with chicken, potatoes, and assorted veggies. You can serve it with baked biscuits on the side if desired and a salad. One main course bowl has 260 calories, 3 grams of fat, and only 2 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 6 Green.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
4 cups (32 oz container) Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth or your favorite
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed (½ inch cubes)
1½ cups onions, chopped
4 cups frozen mixed vegetables, not defrosted (most include peas, carrots, green beans and corn)
3 cups (12 ounces) cooked chicken, diced
1¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1½ cup reduced-fat milk (2%)
3 tablespoons cornstarch or 2 tablespoons flour
1. In a large pot, add the chicken broth, potatoes, and onions. Bring to a boil. Reduced heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Stir in frozen vegetables and break up the frozen pieces, if necessary. Add the chicken, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes.
3. In a separate small bowl, add cornstarch or flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk, until well blended. Keep mixing until the cornstarch or flour is completely dissolved.
4. Increase the soup heat to medium. Using a rubber spatula or wooden soup, so you don’t smash the potatoes, stir in milk/cornstarch mixture. Continue to cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes, to thicken. Stir often using the rubber spatula or wooden spoon. If it starts to boil, turn heat down to simmer.
Makes 6 main-course servings. Each serving 1¾ cups.
Serve with 1 pkg. Pillsbury Golden Layer Flaky Biscuits (100 calories for each biscuit), if desired. Most supermarkets sell these in the refrigerated section where other dough is sold. Baked them while the soup is cooking.
If you’re cooking for one or two people, don’t let this stop you from making this wonderful soup. It freezes great. Divide the leftovers into single-serving containers and freeze.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 2-Blue
WW SmartPoints 6-Green
WW Points Plus 6
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1¾ cup serving
260 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat.fat, 5mg chol, 28g prot, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 554mg sod, 7g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
92 calories , 1g sat. fat, 12g protein, 1g sugar