Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rachael's Spring Chicken Soup

What did we had for lunch? Pasta in Spring Chicken Soup. Rachael Ray called this Cure-a-Cold Spring Chicken Soup. According to her, "If you feel a cold coming on, take your vitamins, drink lots of fluids, and make a pot of this". Well, I do not have a cold coming on, nor do any of us, but that does not stop me from making this! :)

Simple and yummy bowl of pasta in tasty chicken soup. Perfect for lunch!

This recipe calls for the zest and juice of 1 lemon, which I omitted. I just want the delicious taste of the chicken soup without the addition of sour lemon. For the pasta, I just  mixed some Elbow Pasta with Vegeroni Shapes Pasta.

The kids finished their meal with their bowls clean, not even a drop of soup left, me included! :)
This is a simple, yet satisfying lunch.

I'm sharing this with
Full Plate Thursday over at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Recipe Swap Thursday over at Prairie Story

Spring Chicken Soup
(adapted from "Look+Cook" by Rachael Ray)
Serves 4
2 pieces boneless skinless chicken breast (6 ounces each)
2 onions, 1 halved and 1 chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
2 tablespoons EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil)
3 small to medium carrots, peeled and chopped or thinly sliced
4 small celery stalks, finely chopped
salt and black pepper
1 quart chicken stock
1/3 pound wide egg noodles
4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
1/4 cup finley chopped fresh flat-leaf parlsey
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
zest and juice of 1 lemon

In a sauce pot, combine the chicken, halved onion, garlic, bay leaf, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a soup pot or Dutch oven, heat the EVOO over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery, season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Remove the poached chicken from the liquid and add about 2 cups of liquids, poured through a strainer, to the soup pot. Dice the poached chicken, then stir in the egg noodles, add the chicken, and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the scallions, parsley, dill and lemon zest and juice. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. That chicken soup sounds like a perfect hearty meal.

  2. i totally don't think you need to be sick to enjoy this :) Great recipe, yours looks fantastic!

  3. I enjoy eating comforting soups like this...! Looks simply delish...:).

  4. Not too much a fan of Rachel Ray, but your review is so good that I'll have to try it!

  5. This soup looks so delicious and has so much flavor going on! Love the garlic, onions, and celery, in it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. realmente exquisito me encanta este palto,cariños y abrazos grandes.

  7. that chicken soup absolutely yummy,hugs.

  8. what a gorgeous soup, i love when its full of stuff! my daughter would definitely polish it off too :)

  9. Loved the idea of pasta in soup. Looks delicious!

  10. I re-discovered the positive effects of eating chicken soup when i lived in Asia, it is in my opinion the best remedy against fatigue. It used to be a very popular recipe in France in the past, but i guess people thought it was too simple!
    Anyway it is delicious and added pasta to it makes it more fun. have a good Sunday, DeeBee

  11. Your soup looks scrumptious Joy! Chicken soup is my husband's favourite. I need to make this for him. I hope you have a great week!

  12. does bay leaf give a heavy aroma to this soup? i wonder do this taste very different to the normal chicken broth that we usually prepare..

  13. wow..thats a lovely click of the soup..looks just yum!!

  14. Chicken soup looks creamy and yummy..loved the added macaroooni in that
    Sunanda's Kitchen

  15. My beloved friend
    Beautiful recipe!!!
    I have do it and is very nice!!!
    I wish you a wonderful summer!!!
    Many greetings and kisses

  16. Hi Joy,
    What a wonderful soup. I just love a wonderful soup like this in the spring and summer. Your photo's are just awesome and makes me want a bowl right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your recipe's! Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen