At our home, we love chicken noodle soup. So, here's a twist on that recipe. Chicken Soup with Shells and Vegetables I made it in a slow cooker to help me out because it was a busy day. This recipe made extra to have for lunch the next day.
Who invented chicken soup?
From my research, the Chinese invented chicken soup. There are many things you can add to the chicken soup. Below are some things you can add to this and any soup.
Root vegetable - Potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnip, celery root
Other vegetables you can add to chicken soup - spinach, carrots, zucchini, garlic, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, tomatoes (I know it is a fruit =) ), mushrooms, green beans, cabbage
Spices/herbs - saffron, turmeric, parsley
Small Pasta - elbow macaroni, stars, shells
Meat - chicken breast and boneless skinless chicken thighs
What Ingredients are in this Chicken Soup with Shells and Vegetables?
1 tablespoon canola oil
⅓ cup of onion (diced)
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 minced garlic
⅓ cup of carrots (diced)
8 cups of low sodium chicken broth
⅓ cup frozen green beans (cut green beans)
⅓ cup celery (sliced)
2 springs of fresh parsley
⅓ cup cabbage (thin slices)
2 springs of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
½ cup small shell pasta
salt and pepper to taste
How to make this Chicken Soup with Shells and Vegetables?
Heat the canola oil and add onion for a few minutes until it starts to be translucent. Then, add the garlic for 1 minute more. Add to the slow cooker.
Add ⅓ cup of carrots (diced), 8 cups of low sodium chicken broth, ⅓ cup frozen green beans (cut green beans), ⅓ cup celery (sliced), ⅓ cup cabbage (thin slices), 2 springs of fresh parsley, 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, 1 bay leaf, and 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Add shells to the slow cooker. Take out the whole chicken breasts and using a fork, shred the chicken and place it back into the slow cooker. Cook until shells are finished, about .5 hours.
Remove thyme, parsley, and bay leaves. And, serve warm.
The Big Reveal
Here it is! Doesn't it look yummy? The whole family loved it.
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