When it comes to soup making, this is where you begin: carrot, celery, onion, garlic and broth. Yesterday was supposed to be sunny and clear. Instead it was dark and we got snow. Pain riveted through my body but I needed food so I made a quick and easy chicken soup for my winter worn spirit and body. When you are feeling blue, it is good to know how to make a fast and healthy chicken soup rather than turning to old food in old cans.
Chop one small onion and saute on medium heat for five minutes in some olive oil. Add some minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
Add diced carrot and celery, stir and saute five minutes.
Add some cooked chicken and cover everything with boxed chicken broth. If you have the energy to make your own chicken stock, go right ahead! If you want to learn how to make your own chicken stock, click here.
My mom taught me this trick: cook the noodles in the broth. They soak up all the flavours in the soup pot. I used a high fiber spaghettini that I broke into small pieces and simmered for a few minutes until they were tender. At the last minute I threw in some frozen green peas.
My husband came home from work and we had a late lunch together which apparently threw him off his workout-at-home plan for the afternoon! Doh! Next time I will not tempt him with goodies when he comes through the door.
YUM! Chicken noodle soup is definitely a healing food. Your soup looks awesome. I’m glad you got to eat something so healthy and comforting. <3
Jamie Ridler says
Looks like just the thing to cozy up with. And it certainly reminds me of Mom’s soups too 🙂
Debra She Who Seeks says
Chicken soup can be a miracle food, it’s true!
So sorry you hurt!!
Mmmm! Makes me think of the comment in my fav Jewish Cookbook from the 70s – “Love & Knishes” – ‘the (chicken) broth goes like plasma to the blood!’
I love making my own stock (just freezing the onion & garlic skins, carrot ends, etc) & throwing them on to simmer while I’m prepping something like this (adding the NEW onion n garlic skins, etc).
I use quinoa, rice & other grains much more than pasta (even before I knew I was gluten sensitive), & cook a batch every few days.
My current breakie fav. is buckwheat (related to rhubarb, not to wheat :), millet & oat groats, which cooks in ~ 20 min. I add the flavor in the bowl, so it ‘works’ for any meal. (pom seeds, dried cranberries, coconut milk, yummy sprinkles & a dash of garam masala & cinnamon were this morning’s additions)
Chicken soup just works for any ill I think. I tend to make it when Mike is feeling sick! I love how simply you pulled this together! I’ve learned that soups really are easy to make, and can be so healthy and yummy!
Very quick and easy but it looks wonderful.Hoping you feel better soon, Suzie.
Fantastic soup! Will have to try it today! Hope you are feeling better.
Update: Had it tonight for dinner. It was quick, easy and delicious. Thanks Suzie!