Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chicken Veggie Soup

The kids and I are a bit under the weather so I thought a good chicken soup would hit the spot. The more veggies the better, right?

Chicken Veggie Soup

2-3 bone/skinless chicken breasts

Cook chicken in water until cooked through, cool and cube.


1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrots
1 small turnip, chopped
1 bunch kale, torn into small bits and rinsed well
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic, pressed, or a tsp garlic powder
seasonings of your choice, I used savory and a bit of greek seasoning
1 tsp chicken boullion paste or a cube
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup elbow pasta or rotini(or pasta of your choice)

Cook first 4 veggies in oil until soft. Add kale and a cup or so of water and spices. Add chicken and several more cups of water, maybe 7-9 total, to fill your pot up(I trust your judgement). Simmer about an hour, until the kale is tender, add pasta and cook til soft. Serve with parmesan cheese and crackers or a good bread.

This was soooo satisfying, perfect on a winter's night, and even better the second night!

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