Chicken and Squash Soup

I am very pleased to present another fantastic Food Blogger of the Month Recipe. This delicious soup recipe was sent to me from Lorrie Shaw. This soup is delicious and very filling. Lots of vegetables, chicken and one surprise ingredient that makes this soup a winner.

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Lorrie and her daughter.

Ingredients for soup stock:
1 chicken, cut up
8 cups of water
2 onions, quartered with skins intact
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon Lawry’s Season Salt
1 stick of butter

In a large stew pot, add the above ingredients. Boil chicken until it’s falling off of the bones. Skim all of the onions and bay leaves out of the stock. Debone chicken and cut into pieces, set aside.

Ingredients for Soup:
1 onion, about a cup chopped
3 cups of squash, chopped (about 8 yellow)
1 16 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 16 ounce can of chopped tomatoes, do not drain
1 cup of frozen corn
1 cup of frozen green beans
Chicken, the chopped pieces that made the stock
3 cups of chopped apples (do not use golden delicious or Granny Smith)
1 cup of small shelled pasta

Add chopped onion, squash, tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes to the chicken broth. Stir and add corn, green beans and chicken. Cook on low for 3 – 4 hours until squash is tender. Add chopped apples (I used Braeburn) and pasta and cook for another hour and a half. I made this delicious soup and I did add a little more salt and pepper after it cooked. Everyone’s palate is different so follow the original recipe before adding more. I loved this soup and will make it again! Makes 8 – 10 servings. Enjoy!

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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is an easy go to meal. Nothing about this soup is homemade but you will think it is when you make it. This is a great stand alone meal or it makes a wonderful addition to what you are serving for dinner.

Ingredients:
1 26 ounce can of Chicken with Rice Soup, I used Campbell’s
24 ounces of water
1 can of Rotel Tomatoes, I used original
1 can of Texas Beans, do not drain
1 Rotisserie Chicken, torn in bite size pieces
8 ounces of your favorite cheese, shredded, I used Mexican Blend
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, optional
Tortilla Chips, broken in pieces
Sour Cream, optional
Sliced Avocado, optional
Sliced Jalapeno, optional
Sliced Scallions, optional

Combine soup, water, beans, tomatoes and chicken in a pot and heat thoroughly. Break up tortilla chip and place in the bottom of your soup bowl. Add cheese after you have added soup to your bowl. Garnish with optional toppings as desired.

Recipe adapted from Georgia Kirbo.

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