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Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Acre of Blessings, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I was looking for a good chicken soup recipe and I came across this one from Food Network. When it started cooking the aroma that filled the house made you feel as if you were back in time. Oh, my, what an aroma. The taste is awesome to. We served ours with sandwiches. Give it a try and post here as to what you think.

    Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe courtesy Gourmet Magazine

    Cook Time 35 min
    Yield 4 to 6 servings
    Cook 35 min Total:45 min Recipe Tools:


    5 3/4 cups chicken broth
    1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 garlic clove, minced
    4 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 1/3-inch thick slices
    2 celery ribs, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch thick slices
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves


    Bring the broth to a simmer in a 2 to 3 quart saucepan. Add chicken and simmer, uncovered, 6 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cover, then let stand until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and cool 10 minutes. Reserve poaching liquid, uncovered.

    While chicken is poaching, cook onion in oil in a 4 quart heavy pot, covered, over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots, celery, salt, and pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add poaching liquid and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

    While vegetables are cooking, shred chicken into 1/4-inch wide strips (about 1-inch long). When vegetables are done simmering, stir chicken into soup along with parsley.
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Sounds great. It is soup time of year after all. Thanks for the recipe [​IMG]
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia

    In the recipe section we have some recipes in the chicken broth and chicken stock threads.
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Sounds just like mine, except I use the whole chicken and usually add noodles.
  5. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    I'm making a Very Hearty Chicken Soup for supper tonite. It's in the crockpot as I type. [​IMG] It's very similar to your posted recipe. But each soup has slight variations depending on what's on hand. I chop not only the celery stalks, but I wash & chop the celery leaves also. There aren't many on a celery bunch, but it adds a bit of uniqueness to the soup. Kinda like soup ornamentation. [​IMG]
  6. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    My Italian MIL would never throw away celery leaves. She use to say that that was where the flavor was![​IMG] Soup sounds sooooooo good! It's cold here!
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I made a big pot of beef vegetable & noodle soup for lunch. Sure tasted good on this cold blustery day!
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:In the end we added noodles to make this one go farther. It was so good. To bad I'm not having soup today [​IMG] We have been outside most of the day and I am still cold. Burrrrrr
  9. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    I too add noodles, Egg noodles to chicken noodle soup. I add them the last 20 minutes of cooking on High in my crockpot. Just before serving to eat. That way they don't get mushy. [​IMG] It's cold here too, [​IMG] but making a different kind of 'soup' 2 days in a row would be considered "boring" here from my family, lol. [​IMG] Sure warms you up though. [​IMG] yum
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] I'm making soup today - with the left overs from the roast chicken we had last night!

    I've got pretty much all of that in the pot - no broth I use water with the chicken carcass, plus I add a secret ingredient - it just WORKS. I add a can of Cambells cream of potato soup. (cheating I know) [​IMG]

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