My first chicken soup

This week I made my very first little chicken soup. It was nothing fancy. I certainly didn’t make my stock from scratch or anything that super but hey, it tasted good and warmed us up on a winter night. All in all, this simple soup did the job.

Here’s the rough recipe…

About 6 cups of chicken stock (mine was Massel stock which is veg-based)
1 carrot (diced)
1 stick of celery (thinly sliced)
1 onion (diced)
1 potato (diced)
A handful of coriander
About 500gm of chicken breast (roughly chopped)
A handful of angel hair pasta (or you could break up spaghetti into little pieces)
A blob of olive oil

Here’s my soup coming together piece by piece.

Before you start be sure to cook the chicken till it’s just done (then set aside) and warm up the stock in a pot ready to go.

So firstly, chop everything up. This is my favourite part of any recipe. Chop, chop, chop.
vegies cut

Next, brown the onions in olive oil till they’re soft.
onions browning

Add the veggies (minus the coriander).
vegies going in


Then cook all these guys till they’re starting to soften up and get tasty (about 5mins).
browned vegies

Once they’re done, chuck the whole lot into your waiting stock and bring to the boil.
boiling stock

Drop it down to simmer for about 5mins and then add your chicken and pasta. Simmer for another maybe 6mins or so or until the pasta is soft.
boiling chicken

Then, just before serving, throw in your coriander, stir it up and then add some fresh leaves on top as you plate it up.
plated up

Ooh, and don’t forget some crusty bread to go with it! We went with the good old toast soldiers with butter.
with bread


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