Have you ever woken up to a chilly morning? Or even during winter when it’s all gloomy and dull outside? At such times, you might find it easier to crawl into your blanket and check out Netflix’s latest offering. That is why, in this article, we talk about one of the best soup recipes to make for such occasions.
During the cold, your body needs some food to warm you up and get your blood flowing. This is where a tasty and rich bowl of soup trumps Netflix any day. There are tons of soup recipes out there, but a bowl of chicken and mushroom soup stands out from the rest for its excellent flavor, rich texture, history, and warming effect. Read on and find out more.
Chicken And Mushroom Soup
Chicken has been a popular soup base for a long time. Mothers back in the day would instantly whip up a bowl of chicken soup for flu and almost any other ailment. This chicken and mushroom soup is another great tasting bowl of soup that is easy to make and takes a very short time from start to finish.
- Leftover chicken
- A tablespoon of Olive oil
- Two cans of Chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Crushed garlic cloves
- Finely chopped onions; half of a medium-sized one
- Water for the soup
- A pair of thinly sliced carrots
- Sliced or chopped crimini mushrooms; six ounces
Sauté the chopped onions in olive oil in a soup pot for just over five minutes. Add in your mushrooms, garlic, and carrots to the pot and continues sautéing for another five minutes. Use medium heat for this next step.
Add some more carrots, broth, and seasoning to the sautéed mixture and increase the heat to high. Allow the bright with the ingredients to boils gently for a while before dropping in the pasta and chicken pieces. Once the chicken is in the pot, lower the heat till the soup simmers. Pasta tends to stick onto the walls of pots and pans. To avoid this, make sure you are stirring the mixture as often as possible.
Add in salt and pepper as desired then taste the carrots for readiness. If not, continues with the boil for a while longer. The carrots will be your yardstick, and once done, you can turn the heat down and prepare to serve.
Chicken and mushroom soup is an amazing meal. Since the chicken being used here is already cooked, it is a great way to use up any leftover chicken from previous meals. This way, you won’t be wasting away any food.
Because of the extensive use of vegetables, chicken, and mushroom soup is an excellent source of vitamins. This is partly dictated by what you decide to include in your soup pot. The meal takes no longer than half an hour to prepare, especially since the main ingredient, chicken, is already cooked.
So the next time you are feeling a little chilled, get some of that leftover chicken from last night, mushrooms and some of your favorite veggies and whip up something spectacular.