Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe Olive Garden
Chicken florentine soup also makes a great freezer meal. Combine the ingredients except for the potatoes, carrots, cream cheese, cheese and spinach. Place the soup mix in an airtight freezer safe container. Store for 4-6 months.
Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe Olive Garden
I made this last night and everyone had seconds! I used grilled turkey that was left over instead of rotisserie chicken, and it was great, so keep this in mind for after Thanksgiving too. I had some orange sweet bell peppers and thew those in too. I love a versatile soup like this.
Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, dried basil, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes, to taste; mix well and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Slowly add the vegetable (or chicken) broth and the canned tomatoes. Stir, crushing the tomatoes with the back of your spoon, until well combined. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with a lid, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-45 minutes, or until the veggies are very tender.
2. In the meanwhile, pat the chicken breast dry with paper towels. Sprinkle each breast liberally with salt and pepper on all sides. Dredge them in the flour, and shake off any excess. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until it is shimmering. Add the chicken breasts to the pan in a single layer. Pan-fry them until they are golden-brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer them to a plate while you prepare the rest of the dish.
I made this recipe last week for the first time. I substituted a few things to make it a bit healthier: butter with avocado oil, milk with soy milk, chicken broth with bone broth, and store-bought linguine with homemade wholewheat spaghetti.
My husband (who does not eat spinach) and I went to wedding and one of the dishes served was a chicken florentine which he enjoyed so I thought I would attempt making. I found your recipe and it was absolutely delicious and easy to make. Guess who will eat spinach now! Well at least using this tasty recipe!. I also liked the fact that it did not require heavy cream. I was looking for healthy so I did not add pasta. Any idea of calories?
Hi Natasha. I was looking for a pork tenderloin recipe. Found your website and I have already printed four recipes to try as well as subscribed. Love this chicken florentine, however my son hates mushrooms. Can you suggest any other veggie to go with this recipe?
This Olive Garden soup recipe will blow you away with how delicious it is. In fact, this recipe for Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Potato Florentine Soup may be even better than the original. This soup is hearty and full of delicious vegetables, such as onion, tomatoes, spinach, and carrots. This creamy soup has all the right spices. If you've ever tried this rich soup at Olive Garden, you'll be excited to try making this soup at home. If you love Olive Garden soup recipes, this soup is for you.
Stir gnocchi into the simmering soup; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, using 2 forks, shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. Return the shredded chicken to the pot. Add spinach; stir until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute.
This soup was a hit with the family! Followed the recipe exactly as written, but when I warmed up the leftovers I added a tiny pinch of nutmeg and I think that was a nice addition (I watch too much Rachel Ray... LOL). I could not find refrigerated gnocchi, so I did use packaged and they seemed to work just fine.
When will this winter be over already? It seems that every year I forget how cold the Midwest gets, and every year I wonder why we put up with it. At least warming soups and casseroles do help. This creamy chicken florentine soup recipe has been a recent favorite.
Next, the remaining ingredients go into the chicken florentine soup. These include chicken broth, cream, shredded chicken, sea salt, black pepper, and of course, spinach. Spinach is basically the highlight of Florentine-style recipes.
I usually prepare the shredded chicken in a pressure cooker. Often times I make it in bulk and thaw some from the freezer for the soup. You can use any method you like. Even cubed chicken or pieces of rotisserie chicken will work great, too.
Made this tonight since it has been raining. I used chicken bone broth concentrate so was able to decide how strong I wanted it per cup. Also used frozen spinach (heated & drained, before adding). I seasoned chicken breasts with Italian seasonings and baked it before shredding it. Had to warn my family since they are lactose intolerant, but it still was a great hit. And I have leftovers for lunch this week. Note: first time cooking with artichoke hearts so was a bit concerned. This recipe made it so easy.
This dish really hit the spot as the weather turns cooler. I made a couple of small tweaks. I started with avocado oil instead of butter and added a pinch of nutmeg since I add it to most cooked, leafy green dishes, especially the ones with cream. I love soup, and this recipe is a hit.
Great recipe! Substituted andouille sausage and beef broth for the shredded chicken and chicken broth. Then used Fairfield (lactose free) milk and butter (mixed together) instead of cream. Came out awesome. Definitely will be making again.
My family loved this soup! I added an 8 oz package of cream cheese and some shredded parmesan cheese to the recipe to make it more creamier! Even made a double batch and it went quickly! Did not use artichokes, but know they would be good in it!
The really difficult choice comes between the Chicken & Gnocchi soup and the Zuppa Toscana. Both are cream-based soups. The Chicken & Gnocchi is a creamy soup filled with chicken and soft tender gnocchi. While the Zuppa Toscana has Italian sausage, potatoes, and fresh potatoes.
This chicken gnocchi soup is full of flavor in every bite. The combination of the vegetables, creamy broth and gnocchi give this soup 5 stars. It is simple to make and so delicious! Make this a complete meal by serving this favorite olive garden soup with homemade breadtwists and a side salad asparagus salad with lemon vinaigrette or antipasto salad.
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Pasta or cooked rice would also be delicious in this soup in place of gnocchi.
Cooked Italian sausage would be a good substitute for the chicken.
Makes about 9 cups.
Nutrition FactsCreamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)Amount Per ServingCalories 573Calories from Fat 234% Daily Value*Fat 26g40%Saturated Fat 13g81%Cholesterol 117mg39%Sodium 659mg29%Potassium 897mg26%Carbohydrates 53g18%Fiber 4g17%Sugar 8g9%Protein 28g56%Vitamin A 6205IU124%Vitamin C 10.3mg12%Calcium 197mg20%Iron 5mg28%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.Course: SoupCuisine: ItalianKeyword: Chicken Gnocchi SoupAuthor: JaclynRecipe first published September 2016, photos have been updated.