Chicken Soup

puneeta-ctv-the-social-rotisserie-chicken-soup

An easy way to use rotisserie chicken!

Homemade, made from scratch chicken soup is blissful comfort cooking at its best. In this case, we are using the broth made earlier after shredding the rotisserie chicken, add in rice or barley from the night before. Transform this ordinary bowl into scrappy cooking at its best by using bruised carrots and wilted spinach and other greens from the bottom of the crisper and fresh window-sill herbs like basil and mint. Pasta works too. Serve with grilled cheese or garlic toast on the side.

Homemade Chicken Soup (for the soul)

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups stock
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup leeks or celery, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup cooked rice or cooked pasta
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1 to taste salt, pepper

Instructions

  • Start the soup. Heat a tbsp of oil in a stock pot and let it come to a shimmer. Turn to medium, and add in chopped onions and garlic into the oil. Let them saute for 2-3 mins. Add in any chopped veggies like carrots and celery and cook for a min.
  • Finish the dish: Add the stock and cooked rice/ barley/ pasta. Simmer for another min. Be careful here not to add too much grain or pasta because as the soup sits the grains or pasta will further expand and soak up a lot of the broth. Serve with fresh coriander and toasted pita on the side.

Questions + Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About Puneeta

Author, Educator, Speaker

Puneeta is a writer, food advocate and guide for those who seek earth-friendly, delicious solutions that work for real life.

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma, Food Writer, Climate Advocate, New cookbook - Good Food, Healthy Planet - out April 2024
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Photo by Diana Muresan
Staying Grounded logo

Inspiration for living an abundant, delicious and doable life that brings people and planet closer together.

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Tree--Pledge_01--Maple_and_Marigold

Use what you have, reuse what you can, reduce what you throw away, and repurpose the rest.

Good Food, Healthy Planet book

New cookbook to help people choose low-waste, good-for-us food.

Good Food, Healthy Planet

Your Kitchen Companion to Simple, Practical, Sustainable Cooking  

Staying Grounded logo

Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up to receive our weekly-ish newsletter about food, people and stories, and the science behind it all. You'll also receive excerpts from Puneeta's debut cookbook, Good Food, Healthy Planet.

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.