Hearty Chicken Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Hearty Chicken Soup recipe? Learn how to make Hearty Chicken Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by goofegirly

Makes 8 servings



http://homecooking.about.com/od/soups/r/blss79.htm. Recipe calls for whole chicken but only the breasts are used in consumption.

Recipe Ingredients for Hearty Chicken Soup

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium onions, cut into medium dice
2 chicken breast
1 pinch Salt
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 celery stalk, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 cups egg noodles
1 Ground black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

Recipe Directions for Hearty Chicken Soup

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large soup kettle. Add half of chopped onions and all chicken pieces (reserve breast). Saute until chicken is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until chicken releases its juices, about 20 minutes.

  2. Increase heat to high; add 2 quarts water along with whole chicken breast, 1 teaspoon salt and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer, then cover, reduce heat to low and barely simmer until chicken breast is cooked and broth is rich and flavorful, 20 minutes longer.

  3. Remove chicken breast from kettle; set aside. When cool enough to handle, remove skin from breast, then remove meat from bones and shred into bite-size pieces; discard skin and bones. Strain broth into a large bowl and discard any remaining chicken pieces and bones.

  4. Skim fat from broth and reserve 2 tablespoons. (Broth and meat can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.)

  5. Return soup kettle to medium-high heat. Add reserved chicken fat. Add remaining onion, along with carrot and celery. Saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add thyme, broth and shredded chicken. Simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors meld, 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. Add noodles and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings, adding salt, if necessary, and pepper, stir in parsley and serve.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 125.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
157
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
48mg
16%
Sodium
63mg
3%
Potassium
211mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
13.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
15.6g
Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
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