Dinner Tonight: Homemade Chicken Soup

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There is nothing better than a hot bowl of homemade soup when you are feeling under the weather or you just want some yummy comfort food. This recipe combines veggies, chicken and loads of garlic for a feel good meal that can be made any time and not just when it’s chilly. I usually prepare this the day after I have roasted a chicken and I have leftover chicken in the fridge.

 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 zucchini diced

1 carrot diced

1 small onion

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

½ tsp grated ginger

½ tsp rosemary and thyme

6 cups of chicken broth (homemade or organic)

½ cup orzo (little oval shaped pasta)..but you can use any pasta that you like

1 cup leftover cooked chicken, shredded

salt and pepper to taste

 

Heat oil over low to med heat in a large pot. Add garlic, thyme and rosemary and heat until you smell the garlic. Careful not to burn it. Add carrots, zucchini, and onion and cook until softened (about 5minutes). Add chicken, ginger and broth and bring to boil and stir in orzo. Cover and reduce heat; simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

 

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