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Chicken and Parsnip Soup Recipes
Photo: John Autry

Chicken and Parsnip Soup

Time: 40 minutes

Vegetarian Swap: Use mushroom broth, omit chicken, and use 2 cans of chickpeas.

Serve with Herb-Scented Drop Biscuits: Preheat oven to 450°. Combine 4.5 ounces (1 cup) all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cut in 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Make a well in center of mixture; add 1/3 cup 1% milk, 2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, stirring just until combined. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray to form 8 biscuits; coat tops with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 156; FAT 3.5g (sat 2.1g); SODIUM 256mg

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