Chicken Noodle Soup for Spring

30 Mar

Sometimes the soup blog is the perfect iteration of all of my planning tendencies (I actually made this soup last Sunday) and procrastination capabilities (I’m posting it on Wednesday of the following week and have to look at the picture to see what ingredients are in there). And this is why we blog about soup…. it apparently is the yin and yang of everything.

Right now we’re having yin and yang weather in DC… we had a few beautiful spring days where flowers came out, cherry trees bloomed and wearing flip flops was no longer crazy, and now we’re back to a gray week in the 40s with looming rain. Not my favorite temperature, but midterms mean I can’t play outside anyways and a head cold was keeping me out of the loop… this soup helped with all of those things, so without further ado!

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

  • In a side saucepan, put on water to boil your  noodles
  • In your soup pot, saute 6-8 cloves of garlic in olive oil
  • Add 4-6 chopped carrots, adding two yellow squash and a zucchini when the carrots begin to sweat
  • When zucchini is still fairly firm, add in two handfuls of kale sliced into thin pieces and mix in, replacing cover to keep in moisture
  • After about 3-5 minutes, add in 1 or two chopped red peppers and a generous handful of parsley
  • When veggies are almost all the way cooked, add in your chicken (I had roasted a chicken the day before, so I just pulled it off the bone… a rotisserie chicken or chicken cooked on the side would also work), almost all the way cooked noodles (I used bowtie pasta and just drained it 2 minutes before ) and the cook time was so be over) and chicken broth (I used broth infused with lemon from the chicken I roasted the day before)
  • Bring to a low simmer, adding in the juice of 2-3 lemons to taste and more parsley, salt and pepper as necessary
  • Enjoy!
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