Chicken Vegetable Soup

Celery for chicken veg soup

Nothing soothes the soul like a warm bowl of homemade Chicken vegetable soup.  You can use any combination of vegetables that you like.

Chicken veg soup

1  large onion chopped

3 ribs of celery chopped

1 clove of garlic

4 medium zucchini cut in cubes

3 potatoes, any kind

1 large handful of green bean cut into bite size pieces

3 carrots cut into bite size pieces

2 quarts of chicken stock (or vegetarian if you prefer)

2 cups of cooked chicken meat chopped

salt and pepper

Parsley to finish the dish.

potatoes for chicken veg soup

Saute the onions, garlic, celery and carrots  in 1 tablespoon of oil for a few minutes until the onions are translucent.  Add the potatoes and saute for a few more minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients except for the green beans and parsley.  Simmer until all the vegetables are soft.  Add the green beans and simmer for about 5 minutes.  I like my green beans “al dente”.  Taste for salt and pepper.  Serve in bowls with the parsley sprinkled on top.

Variations:

If you want to make it Mexican, add a chipotle.

If you want to make it French, add a pistou (French pesto sauce).

If you want to make it Italian, add some Parmesan cheese to the top of it.

Chicken soup

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