Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Homemade Chicken Rice Soup

Snowed in Saturday Soup! SO Deliciously Perfect!
Homemade Chicken Rice Soup

I was in snow day soup mood - so i hunted the fridge for extra veggies and what not to make soup - i found 1 frozen chicken breast, 1/2 onion, fresh green beans, bell peppers, a carrot, asparagus ends, red potatoes, and fresh herbs, left over rice. - PERFECT!

I thawed the chicken breast, then boiled it in water with fresh basil, rosemary, salt pepper, 1/4 onion, and 2 garlic cloves.

when the smell became too much like rosemary i pulled it the stem out and trashed it. i pulled out the chicken when it was cooked through - SAVE THE BROTH!

in another pot, i sauteed carrots, onion, and bellpepper with garlic, then added in asparagus and green beans for a few minutes.

I took out the pieces of basil, garlic and onion from my broth and chopped it up and threw them in- then i poured in my homemade broth- and because i love broth, i added some already made chicken broth, and some broth leftover from boiling potatoes the night before - then i added some italian seasoning, papper, red pepper flake, and a dash of hot sauce and chopped chicken- i let it simmer for about an hour, then added uncooked chopped red potato, and let simmer for a couple of hours (while we went hiking in the snow)

right before i served it, i added in my leftover cooked rice until it was warm.
Cup Up and Enjoy! :)

here is Brandon enjoying my soup while we sat by the campfire he made and enjoyed the Blizzard of 2010