Chicken-Blackeye Pea Soup

Chicken-Blackeye Pea Soup is a delicious, hearty and healthy recipe that uses grilled chicken. It is made with Fall vegetables. Ingredients include: Chicken breasts, blackeye peas, parsnips, fennel, carrots, onions, parsley and chicken broth. This is also a low fat, low calories, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings with a (1-3/4 cup) serving size and takes just over (1 Hour) from start to finsh. Chicken-Blackeye Pea Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.chicken-blackeye-pea-soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 55 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-10 Minutes


3/4 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, diced (about 2 cups)
3 large carrots, diced (about 2 cups)
2 medium-size parsnips, diced (about 2 cups)
1 fennel bulb or anise, trimmed, diced (about 1 cup)
4 cups certified organic chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can blackeyed peas, drained, rinsed
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


1. Lightly oil and preheat grill to medium. Grill chicken for 15 minutes or until cooked through, turning halfway through grilling. Remove the to a cutting surface. Let cool for 5 minutes. Cut into strips. Set aside.

2. Heat the olive oil in a 6 quart size saucepot over medium heat. Add in the onions, carrots, parsnips and fennel; cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are very tender.

3. Stir in the chicken, blackeyed peas and parsley; heat through. Season to taste. Divide the soup mixture in equal amounts among 8 serving bowls.

Yield: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-3/4 cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1

Calories: 164, Total Fat: 5.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.8g, Cholesterol: 31g, Sodium: 387mg, Sugars: 3g,  Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 100 %DV, Vitamin C: 20 %DV, Calcium: 6 %DV, Iron: 6 %DV

Original recipe and image from: CSC Brands LP.

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