Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 Minute Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Last week we all got home late and I was scrambling for something quick to make with chicken.  We whipped up this quick chicken noodle and vegetable soup.  I know quick and soup are not usually used in the same sentence and I too usually cook my soups for hours (therefore they have to be cooked on the weekend).  But here is a recipe that is quick enough for any week night you need the warmth of soup. 

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into small chunks
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 large parsnip, peeled and diced
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can corn
1 bag egg noodles (I used extra thin)
olive oil
salt and pepper
chicken bouillon granules
fresh parsley
1 48 oz can chicken broth
4 cups water

Saute chopped chicken in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large soup pan on medium heat until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Chop and add carrot, celery, onion, and parsnip to the pan.  Saute about 5 more minutes on medium high stirring occasionally.  Add 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon, season with salt and pepper, and continue cooking until vegetables start to soften, about 5 more minutes.  It will look like this...
Add diced tomatoes, corn, chicken broth, and water.  Cook for about 10 minutes on high until everything comes to a rolling boil.  Add 1 package egg noodles, stir, cover and cook for 5 more minutes. 

Garnish with fresh parsley and that's it...chicken vegetable soup in a hurry that tastes like it's been cooking for hours...I promise :)  I know there are a million versions of chicken soup, but this was my "use what I got" version!


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  3. Mmmmmmmmmm.. looks yummy and warm:) Thanks for the recipe.. I'm really in a mood for a soup today so I'll definitely be making this tonight. I am now following you thanks to Social Parade on Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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  6. This looks yummy! Perfect soup for a cold and rainy day!

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