Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Red Potatoes

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Red Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Red potatoes, chicken, carrots, broccoli and spinach, along with a bit of broth and spices make a soup that is perfect for a rainy day (or for feeding family members who are home sick). When I don't feel well, I always crave soup. Anytime my husband isn't feeling great, he requests soup. I wound up making soup three times this past week, as it was about all that we felt like eating. I am thrilled that the weather is finally cooling down and soup weather is here once again. I'll be quite happy to avoid any sickness in the near future though!

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Red Potatoes
Yield: 6-8 servings
(printable recipe)

1/2 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 lb chicken, white or dark meat, diced into 1/2" pieces
8 cups chicken stock, I used homemade stock, adjust salt to taste if using store bought
3 medium red potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2" pieces, about 2 cups total
4 carrots, peeled and diced small, about 2 cups total
1 cup broccoli florets, cut small
2-3 cups baby spinach, two generous handfuls
kosher salt, to taste
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Optional: Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated or shaved

Warm the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute for about 5 minutes, just until browned and tender. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or so. Add the chicken, toss to combine and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until browned and just barely cooked through.

Add the chicken stock to the pot and then add the potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil and simmer until the potatoes and carrots are tender. Add a teaspoon or so of salt and a very generous amount of pepper. Taste the broth as it is cooking and adjust the salt as needed. Add the broccoli, cook a minute or two longer and then remove from the heat. Add the spinach and stir to wilt. Top with shredded or shaved cheese just before serving. Enjoy!

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Red Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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16 comments:

  1. I am really ready for soup. This looks fresh and delicious. Did you get my email about tracking photos? Interesting stuff.

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    1. I did get that. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but I'll definitely look at it more this afternoon. Have a great day, Tricia!

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  2. Very nice version of chicken soup Mary.

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  3. I love soup too...but I'm sorry that you guys weren't feeling well! This looks delicious. I love the heartiness that the red potatoes add. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. I love all the greens you put in your soups--- I never think to add broccoli. This looks light and satisfying at the same time, yum!

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  5. I've never put potatoes in my chicken soup, but I do add plenty of greens. This looks like a great soup!

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  6. FINALLY it got cool enough to make soup today... which is a good thing because my freezer is filling up with "stock bags" full of onion bits, chicken bones etc. Happy days!

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  7. Hope you're all doing much better now. This soup would cure anyone!

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  8. I always make soup when we are feeling sick too... this one is sure to make anyone feel better!

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  9. I am SO ready for soup season! I'm loving the sound of this...so hearty!

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  10. How do you make your homemade chicken stock from the crockpot?

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  11. I tried this according to the recipe, it was very very good!! Although I'd say with the recipe suggested, it could NOT be the same picture. Mine had more broth and spinach so it is not as pretty as what the picture shows. But well, it's very good, that's all that matters. Highly recommended recipe

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    1. It's definitely the same soup and it is my photograph of the soup. I'm glad you enjoyed it, despite the difference in the way it looked! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked it!

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  12. Thought about adding zucchini Maybe with the broccoli .

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