Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Simple Chicken Soup w/ Baby Kale - Only 4 Ingredients to Fab

Today was another beautiful day here. Since I was finishing up my new recipe project (that will be posted tomorrow..."hint hint"), I kept dinner quick and simple. Since I am full swing into the "fall mode" I decided to make soup. I didn't have time to make anything complicated and I was in the mood for chicken soup. I had hubby pick up a rotisserie chicken on his way home. While he was foraging for the chicken (caveman that he isn't)...I got started on my easy peasy soup.

I heated a bit of olive oil in a medium stock pot and filled the pot to the top with about half a pound of fresh baby kale (it cooks down drastically the same way spinach does). During the 5 minutes it took the kale to cook down, I diced one medium carrot and tossed that into the pan and then added 4 cups of chicken stock. By the time hubby got home with the chicken, I was ready to add chicken to the soup. I removed and diced about 2 cups of chicken and added it to the pot along with the leg and thigh bones that I removed the meat from (to add a bit more flavor). I covered my pot and let it simmer on the stove for about 30 minutes while I got some other things done. It was quick, colorful and delicious. How is that for a soup that contained only 4 ingredients! 

I snapped a couple photos for you to see below. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see my NEW recipe. This one is a good are going to want to make me!  :-)  Enjoy!


Darlene said...

Hmmmm...wonder if the new recipe has anything to do with pumpkin? lol
We are curious...

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Darlene,

No pumpkin this time...have no fear, pumpkin is near! ;-)