Quick & Easy Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe

chicken and vegetable soup

Quick & Easy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

 

This wonderfully healthy quick and easy chicken and vegetable soup recipe is one to keep. In no time at all you’ll have a nourishing and satisfying meal to stave off those winter blues! And if you feel extra nifty, you can make your own chicken or vegetable stock in just a few steps.

Chicken stock

Next time you roast a chicken, save the carcass for stock. Better still, use raw bones, from a carcass you have jointed yourself. Break up the bones and put them in a large pan with a couple of peeled and roughly chopped carrots, an onion, a stick of celery, a few peppercorns, a little salt, a couple of sprigs each of thyme and parsley. If you don’t have all of these extra ingredients, it doesn’t matter. Add enough cold water to cover, bring to the boil, skim off the foam and leave to simmer for 3 hours. You can make it much faster in a pressure cooker. Leave to cool, strain the liquid into a bowl and chill, then remove the fat.

Vegetable stock

Put vegetable trimmings and peelings – onion, potato, carrot, leek, broccoli, tomato, whatever you have – plus a little salt, a few black peppercorns, a bay leaf and some dried herbs into a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 45 minutes. Leave to cool, then strain.

Quick & Easy Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Quick & Easy Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 500g skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery, chopped
  • 1 parsnip, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 8 cups (2L) chicken stock
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil and cut up all the vegetables into small cubes.
  2. Cut the chicken into 1cm cubes.
  3. Add the vegetables and garlic and stock and boil on high heat for 5 minutes, reduce heat and summer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and bring to boil for 2 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or longer.
  5. Soup is ready when all ingredients have sunk to the bottom!
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1 COMMENT

  1. how many servings is this????
    also what is with the bring water to boil how much water do i put into it?? thanks :)))))
    also do you chuck the chicken into it raw or cooked? thankyou

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