Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Soup Season Continued...

What better way to celebrate soup season that with the quintessential Chicken Soup.  Chicken Soup is extremely powerful.   It is simple yet complex in that it has the power to heal everything from the common cold to a broken heart.   Chicken Soup is like a big hug from your grandmother in a bowl.  It is always filled with loads of love...the chickengoodness..the veggies, warmth...the broth.  With these few simple, yet tasty ingredients you will have your own bowl of affectionate soul soothing soup in no time...Enjoy!   

T's Chicken Soup

Rotisserie Chicken (shredded)
1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Salt/ Pepper 
1 Medium Onion (chopped)
2 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
1 Bag of Frozen PeasCarrots, Corn
2 Tablespoons Dried Tarragon
32 Ounces of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1/2 lb. of Small Pasta (i.e. pastina, alphabet, orzo, elbows)

In a large stock pot add vegetable oil, onions, and garlic
Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes
Add frozen vegetables and cook with onions and garlic for 5-7 minutes
Add the chicken and tarragon incorporating the chicken with the vegetables
Re-season with salt and pepper
Add chicken broth bring to a boil
Cover and reduce heat to medium low for 30 minutes
In the meantime in a separate pot cook pasta according to directions
Drain pasta and set aside
Once soup has cooked for 30 minutes taste and adjust seasoning accordingly if needed
Add pasta to soup and serve

***If soup becomes to dry once the pasta has been added go ahead and add some more chicken broth or water to the pot

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1 comment:

mr vancouver naughty said...

A warm and delicious that could keep us warm this winter season. :)