Last few days I just had a taste for some soup. In the warm summer season I usually make a lot of salads, pastas, grilled meats and such… I realized I miss a bowl of a nice soup. This one is just totally a combination of things that I had in my fridge and it is pretty simple to make, healthy and just so delicious.
Hearty Chicken Soup with Green Veggies Printable recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium carrot
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1 medium zucchini
- 2 medium chicken breast
- 1 large tomato (blanched and peeled)
- 4 cups (950 ml) water
- 10.5 oz (300 g) green peas
- 7 oz (200 g) fresh green beans (1 inch pieces)
- 7 oz (200 g) okra (1/2 inch pieces)
- 1/2 cup (118 ml) tomato sauce
- Fresh parsley (finely chopped)
Lightly heat olive oil in a cooking pot and add finely chopped onions, garlic and carrots. Add peeled and chopped zucchini and sauté for a few minutes.
Add chicken breast cut into ½ inch (1.5 cm) cubes; add salt, fresh ground pepper and vegeta to taste. Sauté for another five minutes and then add blanched, peeled and chopped tomato. At this point mixture will start getting thick. Mix for a few minutes not letting it burn. Now add water and let it boil. There is no need to add chicken stock as your sautéed veggies and chicken will make a great base for the soup.
After the soup starts boiling, add green beans, peas and okra and reduce to simmer for about 20 minutes. Add tomato sauce and let it simmer for another 10 minutes or until desired thickness.
Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and a slice of good bread! Yum, yum, yum!!!!!! 🙂