Snow Day Chicken Soup

Snow Day Chicken Soup

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Snow Day Chicken Soup is a great recipe to fix when you get that call, text, or email at 5 am telling you school has been cancelled for the day because a snow storm has arrived. You can hear the kids screaming for joy in the background while jumping up and down on their beds. You all of a sudden realize that all those munchkins will be home for the day. What you are going do? What are you going to fix all of these soon-to-be starving little people for lunch? If you’re anything like me…you also took in extras for the day (7 grandchildren), and they’ll all be hungry! Those little monsters can’t wait to hit the piles of snow that are outside just waiting for them! As they get ready to head out to their winter wonderland, get your pots out and whip up this quick, easy, and ever so yummy Snow Day Chicken Soup. It warms the body and the soul after a long afternoon playing out in the cold and snow.

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Snow Day Chicken Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-quarts

Serving Size: 8 oz

Snow Day Chicken Soup

Serve this warm, hearty and tasty Snow Day Soup on the next day your home with the kiddos or any day you want to be warm and toasty on the inside. This is great to have on one of those family game or movie night!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package – Chicken Strips or 2 breasts cut into strips
  • ½ Red Onion – Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon – Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups - Water
  • 5 Celery Stalks – Chopped
  • 5 Large Carrots – Sliced thin
  • 2 Broccoli Stalks – Sliced thin*
  • 2 Handfuls – Baby Kale
  • 1 Teaspoon – Mixed Dried Herb Seasoning - NO Sugar Added
  • 1 Teaspoon – Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons – Ground Fresh Black Pepper
  • 2 Boxes – Kitchen Basics Unsalted Chicken Stock***
  • 1 Tablespoon – Butter - Clarified

Instructions

  1. Saute' onions in large stock pot with olive oil for 3 minutes on medium.
  2. Add chicken strips and cook additional 3 minutes turning chicken to brown on each side.
  3. Add 2 cups of water and seasonings cook on medium for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken and shredded into pieces and set aside.
  5. Add celery, carrots, broccoli stalks and both boxes of chicken stock cook for 15 minutes on medium.
  6. Add shredded chicken.
  7. Cook on low until vegetables are for tender.
  8. Add butter to soup before serving.

Notes

*The broccoli stalk was left over from broccoli florets I fixed the previous night. I like to save the stalks for soups. They add a ton of extra flavor. **Rachael Ray's All Natural Chicken Stock is Certified Gluten Free and Whole30 approved.

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After your short time in the kitchen whipping up this Snow Day Chicken soup, transfer it to the crock pot and let it simmer while you go out and enjoy some snowball fights and fort making with all those little monsters. Show them that awesome throw and good aim you have! When you head into the house the aroma of the chicken soup will have all those tummies growling for a bowl. Add a nice grilled cheese sandwich to the side and a piece of fruit to this snow day chicken soup for a complete and healthy lunch. Once you’re all warmed up, head on back out for some more of that fun in the snow!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie

 


When school is cancelled – What are you putting in your Snow Day Chicken Soup?

27 thoughts on “Snow Day Chicken Soup

    • I can’t wait to visit Florida at the end of March! Missing my family. 🙂 We need soup everyday this week here in Maine, our weather is sub-below.

  1. Love the sound of this and am totally with you on using stalks in soups… In fact I will often save broccoli and cauliflower stalks and cut them down into batons and stir fry them too and use them to replace the hard to find bamboo shoots. I spend far too mush time growing this stuff to throw an of it away 😀
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  2. Oh my gosh snow days were my FAVORITE as a kid in NH! I’m sad my kids wont experience them the same here in Portland, OR. This soup though… adding it to my rainy day soups! 😉

    • Tracy – this year we haven’t had very much snow at all. All the resorts are still able to make snow, but it’s not the same.

  3. I remember those cold snowy days at home with the kids. Snowy, cold hands and faces. Frozen feet and hungry tummies. I usually kept a big pot of soup on the stove all day and bread in the oven. This soup looks like a perfect candidate for warming up a frozen family. Yummy!
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