chicken and vegetable sOup

AuthorHeather WallaceCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Breakaway from the traditional chicken noodle soup and try my newest recipe that is full of fresh veggies and tender chicken, and bonus...it's dairy-free!

It's officially freezing outside...to the point that my pups need little booties to go out to do their business. The cold seems to seep into your bones and you just can't get warm enough. The only way to remedy that is to make a steamy homemade soup. I'm talking of making the stock and all from scratch!

Not only will you get more depth of flavor by making your own stock but you will warm up the kitchen. Each spoonful you eat will slowly unthaw you from the inside out...so try this new chicken and veggie soup and keep out the cold.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time50 minsCook Time1 hr 16 minsTotal Time2 hrs 6 mins
For the Stock...
 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
 2 carrots, roughly chopped
 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
 1 onion, quartered
 1 parsley sprig
 2 bay leaves
 6 black peppercorns
 2 tsp kosher salt
 2 green leek leaves
 12 cups water
For the Soup...
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
 2 medium potatoes, chopped
 9 oz butternut squash, chopped (about 1/4 of a medium sized squash)
 2 carrots, cut into thin matchshticks
 3 celery stalks, chopped
 1 leek, thinly sliced and thoroughly washed (white and light green parts only)
 3 ½ oz green beans, trimmed and cut in half
 3 ½ oz sugar snap peas, trimmed
 2 oz baby spinach
 ½ cup coconut milk
 4 tbsp chopped parsley
Gather Ingredients for the Stock...
1

Simmer Stock...
2

Place 1 whole chicken cut up in a large stockpot or dutch oven with 2 roughly chopped carrots, 2 roughly chopped celery, 1 large quartered onion, 1 parsley sprig, 2 bay leaves, 6 black peppercorns, and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt.

Pour 12 cups of water over the top and bring to a boil.

3

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, skimming the top every so often.

Keeping a measuring cup or bowl with warm water in it to clean the ladle every time you skim will keep the impurities from being returned to the stock.

Let cool for 30 minutes.

4

Strain through a sieve and place chicken aside to cool and discard vegetables.

Strain a second time through a fine-mesh sieve and set aside.

For the Soup...
5

Shred chicken and discard the skin and bones, set aside.

6

In a clean dutch oven heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.

Gradually stir in the stock and bring to a boil.

7

Add 2 medium chopped potatoes, 9 ounces of butternut squash, 2 carrots cut into matchsticks, 3 stalks of chopped celery, and simmer for 7 minutes.

8

Add 1 leek (thinly sliced and thoroughly washed white and light green parts only) and 3 1/2 ounces of trimmed green beans and chicken. Cook for another 5 minutes.

9

Lastly, add 3 1/2 ounces of trimmed sugar snap peas, 2 ounces of baby spinach, and 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Cook for 3 minutes but make sure it doesn't boil.

10

Season with kosher salt to taste and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients

For the Stock...
 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
 2 carrots, roughly chopped
 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
 1 onion, quartered
 1 parsley sprig
 2 bay leaves
 6 black peppercorns
 2 tsp kosher salt
 2 green leek leaves
 12 cups water
For the Soup...
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
 2 medium potatoes, chopped
 9 oz butternut squash, chopped (about 1/4 of a medium sized squash)
 2 carrots, cut into thin matchshticks
 3 celery stalks, chopped
 1 leek, thinly sliced and thoroughly washed (white and light green parts only)
 3 ½ oz green beans, trimmed and cut in half
 3 ½ oz sugar snap peas, trimmed
 2 oz baby spinach
 ½ cup coconut milk
 4 tbsp chopped parsley

Directions

Gather Ingredients for the Stock...
1

Simmer Stock...
2

Place 1 whole chicken cut up in a large stockpot or dutch oven with 2 roughly chopped carrots, 2 roughly chopped celery, 1 large quartered onion, 1 parsley sprig, 2 bay leaves, 6 black peppercorns, and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt.

Pour 12 cups of water over the top and bring to a boil.

3

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, skimming the top every so often.

Keeping a measuring cup or bowl with warm water in it to clean the ladle every time you skim will keep the impurities from being returned to the stock.

Let cool for 30 minutes.

4

Strain through a sieve and place chicken aside to cool and discard vegetables.

Strain a second time through a fine-mesh sieve and set aside.

For the Soup...
5

Shred chicken and discard the skin and bones, set aside.

6

In a clean dutch oven heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.

Gradually stir in the stock and bring to a boil.

7

Add 2 medium chopped potatoes, 9 ounces of butternut squash, 2 carrots cut into matchsticks, 3 stalks of chopped celery, and simmer for 7 minutes.

8

Add 1 leek (thinly sliced and thoroughly washed white and light green parts only) and 3 1/2 ounces of trimmed green beans and chicken. Cook for another 5 minutes.

9

Lastly, add 3 1/2 ounces of trimmed sugar snap peas, 2 ounces of baby spinach, and 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Cook for 3 minutes but make sure it doesn't boil.

10

Season with kosher salt to taste and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
Serve and enjoy!

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