Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano’s menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano’s 46 locations nationwide offer lunch, dinner, delivery and carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions are also available at select restaurants. Maggiano’s is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano’s, Brinker owns and operates Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Chicken Asiago Soup
CHICKEN ASIAGO SOUP
Maggiano's Little Italy Copycat Recipe
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups diced onions
1/2 cup chopped garlic
1 cup celery, sliced
2 cups carrots, sliced
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 gallon chicken broth
2 lbs cooked chicken breasts, pulled into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 lb small shell pasta, cooked
fresh spinach leaves, cut into small pieces (to taste)
additional asiago cheese (to garnish, to taste)
To make Soup: In large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and saute until light brown. Lower heat and add celery, carrots, salt and pepper. Saute until vegetables are tender. Add rosemary and cook briefly. Add broth and cooked chicken. Stir in Asiago and Parmesan cheeses. Simmer 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately or cool in refrigerator.
To serve: Portion pasta, spinach and cheese for garnish into bottom of individual serving dishes. Top with hot soup.