Maybe Amy and I should change the name of this blog to My Kitchen, My Soup, because I think that's all that's been coming out of our kitchen's these days. Soup is so warm and yummmy on these cool, blustery fall days, so I will chalk it up to that. But there are worse streaks in life to be on (like fried chicken and deep dish pizza), so at least a Soup Kick is healthy... and good for your soul, obviously.
I had some left over chicken from the BBQ pizza, so I searched high and low for a tasty chicken soup recipe. I found this on Cooking Light and adapted it to my cooking whims, as per usual strategy.
Chicken Rotini Soup
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- 2 cups water
- 1 (32-ounce) carton fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
While you're choppin' cut up a few chicken breast and toss into a pan to cook up. Don't over cook. No need to do anything fancy beyond a bit of salt and pepper and a dash of olive oil.
Once you've wiped away your onion tears, toss your vegetables into a sauce pan with a little bit of oil and the salt/pepper and let these bad boys soften up.
Tender is the correct word, I beleive.
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Once your veggies are soft, add the broth and water and bring to a boil. Once you're boiling, add in your pasta and cook the pasta al dente. (About seven to nine minutes.) Once those are in, take a taste - need more pepper? Possibly some salt? I needed more of each. Plus, then I got way crazy and added some oregano. This soup isn't supposed to be terribly over seasoned, but I did want various flavors and oregano just felt right. As a final step, toss in the chicken to warm it up and you're set. I let mine simmer for a while longer and then at 11:45 at night, I sat down with a bowl on my couch and watched Hell's Kitchen.
As a secret closet bad ass, I've always wanted to order pizza at midnight and crack a bottle of champagne while watching TV in bed. This totally wasn't the same, I get that, but I did feel like it was sort of the same concept. Right?
ugh. Getting older means being more practical and that is a giant suck.
Top with parsley and you're good to go.