Soup season is HERE!!! There is something about the cool crisp breeze and a good bowl of soup… makes me feel warm inside. Another great thing about soup is you can basically throw whatever you have into a pot of soup and make it work. I encourage you to use what you have in the fridge/pantry to make this soup your own. I was inspired by a recipe I found in Fine Cooking Magazine, and decided to change a few things up based on what I was craving/what I had at home. Not even going to lie to you, I used a pre-chopped mirepoix mix (which is a pre-chopped onion, carrot & celery) because with an infant— ain’t nobody got time to chop every single veggie. Amiright? But I left them separate in the ingredients in case you’re feeling ambitious. I also boiled my chicken in Bonafide Provisions Organic Bone Broth and then shredded it. I added in some spinach for a fresh element, but if you’re not feeling it then you can leave it out. Here’s the recipe, take a look…
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
3 tbsp grass-fed butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
1 medium celery, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chopped thyme, preferably fresh
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cup low fat milk
4-5 red potatoes, chopped into 1/2” pieces
1 cup sweet corn
1 tbsp lemon
1 cup fresh spinach, packed (optional)
Melt better in a stockpot over medium heat.
Add the onion, poblano, carrot, celery, coriander, cumin, thyme, lightly season with salt & pepper. Stir occasionally until onions become translucent (~5-6 minutes).
Sprinkle flour over veggies and stir for about 30 seconds.
Stir in tomato paste, and then add the broth and milk.
Add in potatoes and corn and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Add in shredded chicken and spinach (optional) and stir. Cover and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve warm and top with lemon juice, as desired.