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Smoky Chicken Callaloo Soup

No recipe image available.A hearty Caribbean soup with smoked bacon, chicken, okra, fresh spinach and lemon.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 pound uncooked smoked bacon, finely chopped
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 pound okra, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
6 cups chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and sauté until lightly crisp and golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken pieces and continue to sauté until chicken is golden and cooked through, about 7 more minutes.
  3. Add onion, garlic, and thyme. Mix well and continue to cook until onion is soft, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add okra and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until okra is bright green and tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add spinach and stir well. Simmer until spinach is just wilted, about 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  7. Ladle into bowls, and serve with warm French bread or corn bread.

Makes 6 servings.