Winter Chicken Soup

Winter Chicken Soup
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This hearty, delicious soup is perfect for a cold winter night. Packed with flavor, it's easy to adapt to your favorite flavors and what's in the fridge, you'll want this soup around all season
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Winter Chicken Soup
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
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This hearty, delicious soup is perfect for a cold winter night. Packed with flavor, it's easy to adapt to your favorite flavors and what's in the fridge, you'll want this soup around all season
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Spice Blend
Winter Chicken Soup
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Mix the spices, salt and pepper together and set aside
  2. If you are using fennel, grab the bulb, cut off the tough outer layer and roughly chop it
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot and add the chopped fennel, onion and celery
  4. Sauté until the vegetables are soft and translucent - about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds
  5. Add the spice blend (except for the bay leaves) to the pot and sauté for a minute to toast the spices
  6. Add the tomatoes to the pot
  7. Add the chicken (or vegetable) broth and bay leaves
  8. Add the rinsed red lentils - aren't these so pretty? If you don't' have red lentils, use green, you may have to adjust the cooking time slightly. No lentils? Just add a can of your favorite beans when you add the greens
  9. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the lentils are al dente or how you like them. This will take about 20 minutes
  10. Add the shredded chicken to the soup
  11. Add the chopped swiss chard (or spinach or kale if you like)
  12. Stir the soup together and let it simmer until Swiss chard is wilted and everything is hot - about 10 minutes
  13. Squeeze the lemon juice into the soup - I always like a bit of acid in my soups - I think it adds brightness and flavor
  14. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and your favorite bread - gluten free for me!
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