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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat – cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups whole peeled tomatoes with liquid, chopped
  • 4 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 6 drops hot pepper sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. add the chicken and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned; set aside.

To the same saucepan add the onion, garlic and carrots and saute for about 3 to 5 minutes. Then add the broccoli, cauliflower, celery, tomatoes, chicken broth and reserved chicken.

Stir together well, bring to a slow boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in the spinach, hot pepper sauce and salt and pepper to taste.