Wednesday, March 2, 2016

My Chicken Vegetable Soup

Long story short, I was planning on making a cabbage soup to help with the dieting, but it turned into a vegetable soup instead with the cabbage getting tossed back into the 'fridge.

After looking up several recipes online I came up with this. 


2 cups smoky sausages, sliced
2 cups each onion, celery, carrots, green beans, tomatoes
1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 big can (49 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 deboned cooked chicken 

Squirt some oil into a pot and brown the sausage. I said 2 cups each for the sausage and the vegetables but it's an approximation. Sorry, I didn't measure.

Add the carrots, onions, celery and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent. 

Add the beans. Stir around and around.

Add the tomatoes . . . both the fresh and canned. I think it was around here that I added the spices. It was also around here that I realized that there just wasn't gonna be enough room for the cabbage. 

Add the chicken broth. Simmer for about 1/2 hour.

I had some Kaiser High School Band fundraiser huli huli chicken, so I added it in after simmering. It was Landon's idea BTW, not mine. Good suggestion, yah!

It came out tasty enough that I didn't need to add any salt or tomato paste. Made me happy, happy!


Leslie's pics said...

yummmmmmmmmmm thanks for sharing it!

Kay said...

You just made me really hungry. That looks fabulous. You and Wendell are so darn amazing! I love soup!

Honolulu Aunty said...

Groan... looks so ono!

jalna said...

You're welcome, Les!

I love soup too, Kay.

It was good, Aunty . . . surprised me. LOL.

K and S said...

this version sounds and looks better than cabbage soup

mmiissee said...

That looks so good right now and easy to make.
What brand of sausage did you use?

Susan said...

What a hearty soup! Looks so yummy!

Mark Shelby said...

Awesome! Sometime try a whole chicken fryer in your crock pot. Add water and all the spices you love and red onion slices! Slow cook overnight. Take out in the morning and debone, and put the meat back in. Then just before you are ready to eat, add all of the veggies you like so they don't get too soggy for being in too long. And last the curly pasta. Yummers! I don't even need chicken broth! I just made my own broth with the chicken bone marrow! ; )

Keep going! Your soup is totally awesome Jalna! I love the sausage cut idea!

I already told you that you and Wendell should open up a restaurant next to your sewing instruction room! ; )

Dd said...

cabbage....cabbage.....kalua pig or chicken on sale at Times !! corned beef perhaps ??

jalna said...

Yah Kat, I think so too.

Not sure of the brand, Mmiissee. It's the small, little ones from Costco.

You're right, Susan . . . came out with so much stuff in it.

Hoooo, that sounds awesome, Mark!!

Dd, Wendell just made corned beef and cabbage, and guess what. He bought his cabbage too!