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Basil Chicken Soup

Diabetic Recipe

A warm and satisfying Basil Chicken Soup made with low sodium chicken broth, onion, garlic, potatoes, chicken and lots of fresh basil and Jarlsberg cheese.

Basil Chicken Soup

Recipe Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3-1/2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded light Jarlsberg cheese

Recipe Directions

In a two to three-quart pan, combine butter, onion, and garlic. Stir occasionally over medium heat until onion is limp and slightly tinged with brown, about ten minutes. Stir in flour to coat onion. Gradually stir in broth, and bring to a boil on high heat.

Add potato; cover and simmer over low heat until potato is tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes. Add chicken; cover and simmer just until chicken is hot, one to two minutes. Stir in basil. Ladle into bowl and offer cheese to add to taste.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 237; Fat: 5.1g; Sodium: 168mg; Carbohydrates: 19g; Protein: 19g;

Exchanges:  1 Starch, 2-1/2 Low-Fat Meat