Chicken Vegetable Soup

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This delicious hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup will warm you up on these chilly spring days!

Chicken Vegetable Soup|Havocinthekitchen.com

Indeed, even though I made this soup few weeks back, I would like to have a large bowl right now. Some of you are having lovely warm sunny days while here, in Ontario, winter has come back once again. Right now I am writing this post while it’s heavily snowing outside. Ughh!

There’s a fact. I was eating this Chicken Vegetable Soup for 3 weeks in a row.

Probably, I should clarify. I didn’t mean I was eating one pot of soup for 3 weeks. That’s too much. I am that guy who prefers to eat fresh things. Well, I used to reject most of the things the next day after they were cooked. Now I understand that a lot of things are much better the next day. The only one thing I unlikely will leave for the next day is a salad. Because there’s nothing worse than green leaves which have started to wilt.

Chicken Vegetable Soup|Havocinthekitchen.com

Chicken Vegetable Soup|Havocinthekitchen.com

But soup, especially a chicken one, is another story. It gets only better within a few days. Please note it gets better being kept in the fridge. If you leave it at room temperature for a while, there’s a risk it won’t stay that delicious for a long:)

Anyways, one Sunday I made a large pot of this Chicken Vegetable Soup for a whole week. It turned out very delicious and hearty (No wonder!). However, I didn’t take any pictures since the broth wasn’t really clear. That’s why I repeated the soup the next Sunday making sure the broth was good enough. As a result, I was enjoying with a bowl of this hearty soup every day on those gloomy days. It wasn’t enough. I decided to make a version of the soup on the third Sunday in a row. It was basically the same, but I added some lemon juice and orzo. I didn’t manage to take any pictures since that day I got sick.

Chicken Vegetable Soup|Havocinthekitchen.com

Chicken Vegetable Soup|Havocinthekitchen.com

There’s nothing complicated in this Chicken Vegetable Soup. The broth is very simple – I am not a fan of cooking broth for hours. Besides, I don’t like the intense broth either. This light and not overpowering taste of chicken and veggies is the best for me.

Talking about the veggies, I picked the classic celery, carrots, and jalapeno for some heat. I also flavored the soup with some cilantro. Fell free to add some carbs such as potatoes, small shaped pasta such as orzo, rice, or even quinoa.

It really is a hearty dish to warm you up on a cold gloomy day!

Are you felling like eating one thing over and over again now? What is that?
Chicken Vegetable Soup|Havocinthekitchen.com
Chicken Vegetable Soup|Havocinthekitchen.com

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Hearty, healthy, and delicious Chicken Vegetable Soup with celery, carrots, jalapeno, and cilantro.

Ingredients

    Stock:
  • 7-8 cups cold water
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut in medium pieces
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 little bunch cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorn
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
    Soup:
  • 2 cups mini carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced celery stalk
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and sliced
  • 2-3 frozen corn (unfrozen)
  • salt, to taste
  • cilantro and jalapeno, to serve

Instructions

  1. In a large pot place the water, chicken, 1 celery stalk, cilantro, pink pepper, fennel seeds, and bay leaves. Bring to a little boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Strain the broth discarding all the ingredients except the chicken.
  3. Return the broth and chicken to the pot and bring to a boiling. Season with the salt. Add the celery and a minute later the carrots with the jalapeno and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until the veggies are still crisp but started to slightly soften.
  4. Add the corn and cook for about 3 minutes, just to warm the corn through.
  5. Serve with the cilantro and jalapeno.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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13 thoughts on “Chicken Vegetable Soup

  1. I need this soup right now because it has snowed for 2 days in a row here in New Hampshire (and currently snowing now!) Apparently New England didn’t get the memo that it’s Spring ;) Loving your version of chicken veggie soup and especially the fact that you added jalapeno (my favorite!). I might just have to make this soup tomorrow, Ben :)
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  2. Ben, the next time you have soup lying around for 3 weeks, you need to give me a call – I will be over to help you finish it up – I’ll bring my own soup-ladle too ;)
    Seriously though I so know what you mean about how soup seems to improve with time – yours sounds and looks so fresh and delicious!
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  3. Oh, I totally hear ya about soup only getting better on Day 2 and Day 3. I love a good bowl of soup, and this one sounds like a super comforting soup. Laura has been sick for weeks (and before that, I was sick for weeks), so we’ve been eating a ton of soup here lately. I might need to get a batch of this one simmering away soon. I love the jalapeno in there!
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