Deliciously Different Chicken and Sausage Soup

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 4 Hr
Servings 4 to 6
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 links smoked, sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 1 each red and green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (1.5 oz.) pkg. pesto sauce mix
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup bowtie pasta
  • Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Step 1

    SEASON chicken generously with salt and pepper. Mix oil, lemon juice and Worcestershire in shallow dish. Add chicken; turn to coat.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE all remaining ingredients except pasta and cheese in slow cooker. Add chicken and cover. Cook 4 to 6 hours on HIGH.

  • Step 3

    REMOVE bay leaves. Remove chicken, let cool and shred or chop. Add back to slow cooker. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

  • Step 4

    COOK bowtie pasta according to package directions and add to mixture. Top with a generous amount of grated Romano and/or Parmesan cheese.

  • Step 5

    SERVE with crusty bread and tossed green salad, if desired.

Serving size
(1/4 recipe)

  • Calories 490
  • Calories from Fat160g
  • Total Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 95mg
  • Sodium 3730mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 31g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 46g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet