Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.




Brunswick Chicken Stew

Zoup Restaurant Recipe

Serves 8

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste, no salt added
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, like Tabasco
10 ounces frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
10 ounces frozen baby lima beans, thawed

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Heat olive oil. Add bell pepper, onion and celery to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine flour and chicken in a medium bowl, tossing to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Gradually stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Add tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (through lima beans) to pan. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

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