We've been making this summer soup for years, it's from my favorite soup cookbook, "Soup: Superb Ways with a Classic Dish." Many Italian summer minestrone recipes include pesto to stir in at the end, but this is so flavorful that I don't feel that it's necessary. Helps keep the calorie count down as well so I can dip big chunks of whole grain bread in it instead!
This is a nice and easy weeknight meal if you prepare in advance and marinate the chicken overnight. I found this super yummy marinade that makes the chicken flavorful and tender on eatingwell.com . Great for that half bottle of wine that you left in the fridge for too long without drinking (does that happen? yes, when I don’t love the bottle I opened...but definitely good enough for cooking). We served the chicken with wild rice and roasted brussel sprouts (coated with olive oil, salt, pepper & garlic powder). Simple, healthy and delicious.