Friday, April 5, 2013

Refrigerator Chicken Soup

No need to go to the grocery store if you normally are well stocked.

I have been away too long!  Lots has happened, a change of career (yes, again!), few dietary changes, but I am still cooking and baking for my family so more recipes to come.....

When the weather is really gloomy like today a hot soup is what I want to eat.  Knowing I had some frozen chicken broth and lots of vegetables in the fridge I opened the door and pulled all the things that I thought would work in a tasty soup.  In just 20 minutes I had a delicious and nutritious soup.

The recipe below is just a guideline, if you don't have chicken broth use water or a vegetable broth. Beans or quinoa can be used if you are vegetarian.  If you really like ginger add more, or use parsley instead of cilantro, be creative!

Refrigerator chicken soup
serves two

2 cups chicken broth
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 shallots, chopped fine
1 scallion, sliced thin
1 medium carrot thinly sliced
1 stalk of celery thinly sliced
1 garlic clove
1 small piece of ginger, sliced
1/4 finely sliced napa cabbage
half bunch cilantro, chopped fine
1 cup water
4 oz chicken thigh, cut in small cubes
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium sauce pan heat up the olive oil, add the sliced onions, celery, carrot, and garlic and cook until translucent. Add the ginger, the broth, the cabbage, and a cup of water.  Cook for 10 minutes, add the cilantro, the meat and cook for 5 more minutes.


Gaia said...

Anche, qui, con il tempo che fa in questi giorni, una zuppa come questa sarebbe l'ideale per riscaldare un po'!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Good to read you again! This soup looks really tasty.



Lisa said...

It's so good to see you again, Laura! I was MIA for a bit too - looks like we came back around the same time :) This chicken soup looks perfect - soul and tummy warming! Hope to see more of you in the coming weeks!

Simona said...

I call this refrigerator soup, because you make it with what you have in the vegetable crisper and so it's never the same soup.

lisa is cooking said...

My allergies have been crazy lately making me feel a little under the weather, and it's making me crave soups. This looks perfect!

Joyti said...

It sounds very delicious. I think this type of soup is great for all weather too - comforting but not too heavy - it sounds great.

And congrats on the career change.

Lisa said...

Thanks for your lovely comment,'re right 'what ifs' are draining and painful. Thing is, she was seeing psychiatrists, therapists most of her life and was on constant cocktails of meds that were supposed to help. I suppose it just wasn't enough, but what is enough? That said..hoping to see more posts from you soon xo

Shanshan Lam said...

great recipe, esp for the winter!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you again !
The soup looks incredibly good

Asha Shivakumar said...

Nice to meet you..The soup does look good.

Anonymous said...

ohhh this yummy soup will definitely warm us up all year round, thanks for sharing :-)

cquek said...

Holy. Geez. YUMM-O! I need these in my life.

Amy zhong said...

when there is soup ill say yes to everything! especially chicken soup! perfect winter warmer!

cquek said...

LOVE all the recipes!!!! thanks for sharing!!

Ristorantiitaliani a Cracovia said...

Grande post, devo provare!
La cucina è anche la mia passione nei tuoi articoli si può anche vedere! Saluti

nguyễn trung said...

Wonderfull and I love it
Tags: I love Tiramisu


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