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Kroger Creations by Midwest Culinary Institute - B.L.T. Soup

B.L.T. Soup

1 pound center cut bacon, diced

12 ounces chicken breast

1 large onion, diced

1 cup celery, diced

1 cup carrots, shredded

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup white wine

6 cup chicken stock

14.5 ounces petite diced tomatoes in juice

1 head romaine lettuce, center rib removed then chopped

• Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and reserve on paper towel lined plate. Pour off all oil from pan except for 2 tablespoons.

• Warm pan drippings. Cook chicken until lightly browned and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove chicken from saucepan, dice then set aside.

• Sauté the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic in the warmed Dutch oven until tender, 5 minutes.

• Pour the wine into the pan and deglaze any fond that has developed on the bottom of the pan. Add stock to saucepan, bring to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.

• Stir in tomatoes, lettuce, and chopped chicken.

• Garnish with cooked chopped bacon.

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