Thursday, March 3, 2011

For Mousie

Because one of my blog friends is sick, I'm posting one of my easy chicken soup recipes.

2 quarts of chicken broth*
1 package of dry tortellini or raviolini
1 can of chicken breast, drained
2 c frozen veggie mix
1-2 t. minced garlic** (about 2-4 cloves of garlic--the little pieces, not the whole bulb)
3 T dried minced onion***
generous pinch dried rosemary

1. Pour the chicken broth into a large pot (2.5-3 quart is a bit small--use a small stock pot if you've got one). Turn burner to high.

2. While you wait for the broth to start boiling, add chicken breast, garlic, onion, and rosemary.

3. Once the broth is boiling, add pasta and veggies. Turn the heat down a bit (to prevent boiling over), and cook until pasta and veggies are done to your taste.

Serve hot with toast or crackers. Heats up well the second day. Tastes much better than what you get out of a can.

* The Swanson in a box is good, but expensive. Stick to the store brand in a box, or use cans. I use canned chicken broth I buy in bulk from Sam's Club.
**I keep minced garlic in a jar in the fridge--the bulbs dry out faster than I use them, and dehydrated garlic just loses...something.
***Dehydrated minced onion keeps forever, and (unlike garlic) doesn't lose much in the way of flavor.

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