Chicken, Bacon, and White Bean Soup, Portuguese Style

Total Time:
3 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
2 hr 30 min

Yield:
Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces chopped bacon
  • 2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 quart chicken stock
  • 1 pound white beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 12 ounces small diced cooked chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Pecorino Romano
  • Small crusty bread loaf
Directions

In a stock pot, render the bacon until crispy, remove the bacon. Saute the onions, celery, shallots, and garlic in the bacon fat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the stock, beans and bouquet. Bring up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Allow to cook for about 2 hours or until the beans are tender. Add the diced chicken meat. Season with cayenne, salt and black pepper. Garnish with Pecorino and serve with crusty bread.


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