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Keep Well Chicken Soup

I probably don’t need to convince you of the benefits of chicken soup: easy, healthy, healing, kid friendly, comforting, and it goes on. When you’re fighting or recovering from a cold or tummy bug, homemade chicken broth is probably one of the best foods you can put into your body to help it heal. It feel good on sore throats, heals your gut, provides nutrients you are lacking, boosts immunity, and even hydrates you. Beyond that, it sure does taste yummy, making it the perfect meal to serve any time you just need an easy comforting meal. This recipe is my personal creation that I have tinkered with and adapted for years, and it is my favorite meal to bring to a friend who has had a baby or needs a meal during a rough patch of life. I like to add greens because of their wonderful detoxifying properties, but I realize that if you are eating this when you’re feeling “green” you may not want to eat the greens. So feel free to adapt to the needs of your tummy.

Keep Well Chicken Soup

Author/Source:

Kim @ Onceamonthmom.com

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute about 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook stirring 1-2 more minutes until fragrant. Add chicken broth, chicken, and kale. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes until flavors are combined and veggies are tender. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions and drain. Stir in salt, pepper, rosemary, parsley, thyme, and cooked pasta.

Freezing Directions:

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute about 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook stirring 1-2 more minutes until fragrant. Add chicken broth, chicken, and kale. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes until flavors are combined and veggies are tender. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions and drain. Stir in salt, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and thyme. Cool soup and drained pasta. Do not combine. Divide soup among gallon freezer bags, label and lay flat to freeze. Divide pasta among quart freezer bags, label and freeze with soup bags. TO SERVE: Thaw. Combine and reheat soup and pasta.

Servings: 8

 

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

11 Responses to “Keep Well Chicken Soup”

  1. Michele Schutt says:

    My M-I-L’s soup adds rutabaga and leek too. Best way to get my finicky teenagers to eat veggies! Yum!

  2. cer25 says:

    I do not freeze pasta separate from the rest of the recipe. I simply cook the noodles for half the time in the directions. Storage and heating time finishes the cooking.

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  4. Mandy says:

    So delicious, making this right now for my hubby to get some toxins out!

  5. Linda says:

    I just joined yesterday for a one month trial. I have exactly 11 days before school starts to figure all this out and to cook a month’s worth of meals but it’s not going well so far. In the post about using ziplist, it said to click on “Save” for the recipes to add to recipe box or to create a shopping list. None of the recipes I’ve clicked on so far have the “Save” option. In addition, I’m still trying to figure out how to swap recipes from different categories.

  6. Linda says:

    Another issue I’m having is Google Chrome does not like OAM cooking. It crashes about every five minutes. I have literally had to restart OAM cooking about 15 times since yesterday.

  7. Linda says:

    Katie, I just now finished 13 different dishes (8 servings for each). I did the shopping, prep and cooking over 5 days. There were some recipes that were easy to make and some I thought were too time consuming and wouldn’t make again. Whew–I hope this will do us for a few weeks.

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