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Puree of Garlic Soup with Chicken Dumplings

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Category: Soups, Diabetic

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 2 tb Olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb Garlic *
  • 2 md Onions, coarsely diced
  • 7 c Chicken broth or water
  • 1 Lemon, halved
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 4 Sprigs fresh thyme or:
  • 1 tb Fresh, chopped thyme or:
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme
  • 2 c Mixed diced vegetables **
  • Chicken Dumplings:
  • 1 lb Boneless, skinless chicken
  • -pieces
  • 1 tb Finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Ground white pepper
  • 1/2 c Madeira or dry sherry
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1 sm Onion, finely diced
  • 12 sl French bread, cut from
  • -baguette, toasted


*(about 8 medium garlic heads), separated into cloves but unpeeled ** (such
as zucchini, yellow squash,eggplant and green beans)

To prepare Garlic Soup: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in 2-quart pan over
medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until skins start
to turn golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Add onions and cook until soft, another 5
minutes. Add broth, lemon, bay leaves and thyme. Increase heat to high and
bring to boil, then lower heat to medium and simmer 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in small pan over medium heat.
Add vegetables. Cover and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

To prepare Chicken Dumplings: Cut chicken into 2-ounce pieces and place in
food processor along with garlic, salt, pepper, Madeira and egg whites.
Pulse on and off until mixture is coarsely chopped. Scrape into bowl. Add
onion and mix well. Set aside.

Remove soup from heat. Discard bay leaves and lemon. Puree mixture in food
processor or blender. Strain soup through strainer or pass through food
mill into clean pan. Return to a simmer.

Use a tablespoon to drop dollops of Chicken Dumplings into simmering garlic
soup, creating 12 dumplings. Cover and cook 8 minutes.

Ladle soup into serving bowls at the table. Garnish soup bowls with
reserved vegetables and toasted bread.

Per serving, without bread: 355 calories (28 percent from protein, 46
percent from carbohydrate, 25 percent from fat), 26 grams protein, 37 grams
carbohydrate, 10 grams fat, 36 milligrams cholesterol, 243 milligrams

Exchanges: 6 1/2 vegetable, 2 1/2 meat, 1 fat.

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