A thick and creamy pea soup that is quick and easy to put together. Peas soak overnight, and ham can be purchased pre-cubed at the store.
Place split peas into a large container and cover with 6 cups cool water; soak 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.
Mix chicken broth and 2 cups water together in a large pot over high heat; add ham, red onion, split peas, brown sugar, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Bring broth mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until peas are softened, about 2 hours.
Per Serving: 189 calories; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 24.9g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 11.9mg; sodium 291.5mg.