Mediterranean Chicken Soup

Mediterranean Chicken Soup
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Directions

  1. Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels. Place the chicken in a large pot. 
  2. Cut 3 of the carrots and 2 of the celery stalks into 1-inch pieces. Quarter the onion. Add the cut vegetables to the pot with the salt, peppercorns, and enough cold water to cover (about 8 cups). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, skimming any foam that rises to the top, until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and let cool.
  3. Strain the broth, discarding the vegetables. Return the broth to the pot.
  4. Thinly slice the remaining carrots and celery. Add them to the broth and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. While the soup simmers, cook the couscous according to the package directions. Add the olives and parsley to the couscous and divide among bowls.
  6. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred the meat and add it to the soup. Stir in the chickpeas. Ladle the soup over the couscous mixture. Serve with the lemon wedges.
By September, 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 708Calories From Fat 17%
  • Fat 13g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 1,917mg
  • Carbohydrate 88g
  • Fiber 11g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Protein 57g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

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