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Leek, Mushroom and Chicken Soup with Peas and Thyme

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  • 2 T olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 leeks, white part, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 pound brown mushrooms, quartered
  • 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 3 T fresh lemon juice
  • 2 T plus 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 3 chicken breast halves, bone-in, skinned
  • 6 ounces linguini, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 T fresh lemon zest

In a large soup pot heat oil, add garlic and leeks and sauté slowly for 7 to 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté, stirring frequently for 7 to 8 minutes longer or until mushrooms release their juices. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of the lemon thyme. Bring to a boil. Add chicken breasts, and linguini. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minute. Turn off heat. Remove chicken and fork into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Return chicken to pot. Add the peas and remaining teaspoon of lemon thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Heat through for 3 to 4 minutes until peas are tender.  Serve soup in large soup bowls; sprinkle with parsley, cheese and lemon zest.  

Serves 8

 

 

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In a large soup pot heat oil, add garlic and leeks and sauté slowly for 7 to 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté, stirring frequently for 7 to 8 minutes longer or until mushrooms release their juices. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of the lemon thyme. Bring to a boil. Add chicken breasts, and linguini. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minute. Turn off heat. Remove chicken and fork into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Return chicken to pot. Add the peas and remaining teaspoon of lemon thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Heat through for 3 to 4 minutes until peas are tender.  Serve soup in large soup bowls; sprinkle with parsley, cheese and lemon zest.  

Serves 8

 

 

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