Cooking for a Cause: Homemade Chicken and Alphabet Soup
A guest post from Christine Fontanin:
Recently, I got an opportunity via Space Girl Organics to cook and deliver a home cooked meal to a children’s home that takes in and cares for local children in need. It was a honor for me to make a cook and deliver a loving meal for the kids. I gave a lot of thought to providing the kids with a nutritious meal, but also a meal the kids and adults would enjoy! Here is what I made:
Macaroni and Cheese ‘Muffins’ with Sneaky Vegetables, Homemade Chicken and Alphabet Soup and Mixed Fruit Salad.
Here is my recipe for the Homemade Chicken and Alphabet Soup.
This is a great recipe for people ages 1 to 100! Almost all kids like alphabet soup! But don’t resort to a can. You can make this childhood favorite yourself quickly and easily. You can even use frozen chicken! You can vary this recipe based on what you have on hand from your Space Girl Organics box and what your family likes. You can also make this in batches and freeze it.
This makes about 6 large servings of soup.
Diced Veggies: onion, carrot, celery, garlic etc. (I usually use about 1 cup full).
1 teaspoon of olive oil
(2) 32 ounce containers of organic chicken broth
1 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 tablespoon fresh or dried Italian parsley
1 all-natural organic chicken breast (fresh or frozen)
Alphabet pasta or other small pasta (I used about 1 dry cup of pasta)
1/4 cup good quality Parmesan Cheese
Pepper (to taste)
Saute veggies in the olive oil until softened. Add in the stock, water, nutmeg and parsley. Add in the whole chicken breast. Bring to a rolling boil and cook until the chicken breast is fully cooked.
Remove the chicken and dice it and then add it back into the soup. Add in the alphabet pasta and cook for just a few minutes until it is al dente. Remove the pot from the stove. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. It will melt into the broth and flavor it. Add the pepper to taste. Remove the soup to a cool bowl so the pasta doesn’t continue to cook.
Originally posted on ChristineIsCooking.com