chicken noodle + kale soup.

SONY DSCI love soups. they’re so easy & versatile.. great for entertaining or perfect when solo. unfortunately, [J] is away on business this week. so while I’d much rather be sharing a bowl of this soup with him ..I’ll settle for a couple days worth of meals for myself. plus I hear there is more snow in the forecast. [ideal soup weather].

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dice all veggies.

1 1/2 cups: onion, carrots, celery.

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roughly chop the kale.

2 cups kale.

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get out your favorite soup pot.

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[approximately 3-4 tbsp of olive oil. enough to saute veggies].

add onions, carrots, celery.

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saute veggies over medium heat. for 10 minutes [or until softened]. season with a pinch of salt + pepper.

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once veggies are softened .. add 4 cups of chicken broth.

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add 6 cups of water.

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and ..add 4 cups of [your choice] noodle. uncooked.

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bring to a boil. and cook for 8 minutes. [stirring occasionally].

while you’re waiting on that .. grab 4 chicken breasts.

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cook chicken in a skillet. and set aside.

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when the 8 minute soup timer goes off, season the soup to your liking.

I use ..

1/2 tsp: pepper, italian seasoning, lawry’s seasoned salt, garlic salt.

1/4 tsp: chili powder, cumin, celery seed.

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add 2 cups [roughly chopped] kale.

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put a lid on it. and simmer on low for 10 minutes. [stirring occasionally].

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don’t forget to taste test!

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if need be, adjust the seasonings according to your liking.

I did .. [I like spicy!!]

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serves 6-8.

ingredients:
1 1/2 cups diced onion [about 1/2 a large onion]
1 1/2 cups diced carrots
1 1/2 cups diced celery
salt & pepper
2 cups roughly chopped kale
4 cups noodles [I used egg noodles]
4 chicken breasts, cooked & diced
4 cups chicken broth
6 cups water

seasonings:
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp lawry’s seasoned salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 cumin
1/4 celery seed
pinch of red pepper flakes [optional]

directions: 

  1. heat olive oil in a soup pot. once heated, add diced veggies [onion, carrots, celery]. season with S&P. saute 10 minutes, or until softened.
  2. add 4 cups chicken broth, 6 cups water, and 4 cups uncooked noodles. bring to a boil, and cook 8 minutes. stirring occasionally. 
  3. dice 4 chicken breasts. season with S&P. cook chicken in a skillet, and set aside.
  4. following the 8 minute timer, season soup with spices. add cooked chicken and 2 cups kale. stir. place a lid over the soup. and simmer on low for 10 minutes. stirring occasionally.
  5. enjoy!

*the most important thing: adjust the seasonings to your taste. you can add more or less based on your preferences. I like spicy, so I usually add more chili powder & crushed red pepper flakes.

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happy monday.

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About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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