Cookbook:Easy Chicken Soup
- ½-ounce (15g) package dried crimini or portobello mushrooms
- ½ cup (60g) all-purpose flour
- 1¼ pounds (570g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- ¼ teaspoon basil
- ½ chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 quart (1.1l) low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup (240ml) water
- ¾ cup frozen peas
- 2 carrots, cut into small rounds
- 1 cup small pasta, like elbows or shells
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
- Juice of ½ Lemons, juice
- Salt freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Place the mushrooms in a medium bowl and fill with hot water to cover.
- Set aside to reconstitute.
- Place the flour in a shallow bowl.
- Cut each chicken thigh in half.
- Dredge each piece of chicken through the flour to lightly coat on all sides.
- Set aside.
- In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, combine the butter and olive oil.
- When the fat begins to sizzle, add the chicken and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned on all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the onion, garlic, thyme, basil, and rosemary.
- Sauté until onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Increase heat to high and add broth and water.
- Bring the broth to a simmer.
- Meanwhile, cut the meat into bite-size pieces.
- Drain the mushrooms and squeeze any liquid from them.
- When the broth is simmering, lower heat to medium-high and add the meat, mushrooms, peas, and carrots.
- Return to a simmer, and cook until the carrots are tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add the pasta and celery and cook until just tender, about another 5 minutes.
- Stir in the parsley and lemon juice, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
Notes, Tips, and Variations
- This version is not gluten free.
Turkey Soup for a recipe involving egg noodles.