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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Recipe: Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

I've always been a fan of cooking soups, especially during the colder months.  They are filling, refreshing, and real easy to freeze as meal prep for future meals.  Every year I try to add another soup to my cookbook that way we have a nice variety.  Repeat recipes lead to an outplayed soup, and no one wants an outplayed soup.

Last Autumn I found a recipe in a magazine that checked off my soup non-negotiables.  Soup non-negotiables are- hearty, healthy-ish, no milk or cream, & easily freezable.  I dissected the original recipe found here and recreated it into something of my own.  After a few tries, I can finally say that I found the perfect formula for a freezable soup that we all love!


how to make homemade chicken soup with tortellini

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Recipe:  Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup


(3) Pounds Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs
(2) 32 Oz Container of Chicken Broth
(3) Pounds Sweet Potatoes, Peeled & Sliced into 1/2" Medallions
(6) Garlic Cloves, Minced
(1) Tablespoon Ground Ginger
(2) Tablespoons Dried Parsley Flakes
(2) Pounds Tortellini
Salt & Pepper
Water

Clean the chicken thighs and place them in a large pot with the chicken broth.  Refill one 32 ounce container with water and pour it into the pot.  Add the garlic, ginger, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Lower the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes.  Add the sliced sweet potatoes to the pot and let simmer for another 20 minutes.

In the interim, bring another large pot of water to a boil with a dash of salt.  Boil the tortellini until al dente.  Follow the package instructions, but do not over boil.  No one wants mushy tortellini, trust me!  Strain and leave on the side.

Once the soup is done cooking, remove the chicken thighs and shred the meat with two forks.  If done correctly, the chicken will shred very easily.  Place back into the pot and stir.  Taste test and add additional salt and pepper as needed.  Add the tortellini and serve.

Note - I put half the pot into a Rubbermaid container BEFORE adding the pasta and freeze for a future meal.  Freezing with the tortellini is a terrible idea because it ruins the pasta and sucks up the broth. You have been warned.

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15 comments :

  1. Sistah, sumthin' that has a dead carcass floating in it is hardly healthy LOL
    That being said, I do love me garlic in my soup! I sometimes make pea soup, sometimes carrot soup, sometimes beet soup, pumpkin soup, red lentil soup, celery soup, string bean soup, cauliflower soup, you name it. The only one that does not really sit well with my tummy is tomato soup for some reason.

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    1. You had to go and use the word carcass.. LOL Also, in my defense, I said "Healthy-ish". The tortellini is so not healthy. Do they serve chicken soup to people when they are sick in your country?

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    2. It is my favourite word to use against carcasseaters, admittedly :)
      People eat chicken soup on Sunday here, usually, you eat the soup, then the meat and veggies from it with some cooked tomato sauce, and then you go on to the main course. I've always hated it, probably because my mother has been a terrible cook. And we were poor, so we had just old hens, not spring chicken.

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    3. That's too bad about tomato soup. It's my favorite and I HAVE to have it with grilled cheese sandwich. It's the ultimate comfort food for me.

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    4. It is sad, deary, I love it as well, but the acid in it just makes me wanna puke it out :( I've generally kicked tomato cooking juice out of my diet (we have it in cartons here, not cans).

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    5. YES to tomato soup and grilled. But, something I love is tomato soup with eggs. Put the raw egg in the soup as it’s cooking, stir a lot so it becomes kind of like scrambled, then serve with a heaping spoon of ricotta. Soooooo yummy!

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  2. That looks delicious! I recreate recipes all the time to accommodate all the food issues in our family. Unfortunately, my daughter that lives with us is dairy free and gluten free right now, so it’s been a challenge. And anything with a tiny bit of spice gives my husband heartburn. They’re a real fun group to eat with! LOL!

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    1. LOL, at least you're caring enough to accommodate it. I have a friend who thinks ketchup is spicy (which always got a good laugh out of me). This should meet your family's accommodations, except you'd have to find some sort of gluten free tortellini. It really is delicious!

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  3. I'd go for the chicken at least haha can't say I eat soup like ever.

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    1. Figures! The chicken is yummy though, so at least it's something, right? No carrots though I'm sure you could replace the sweet potatoes with large slices of carrots.

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  4. I don't normally like sweet potatoes but looking at your picture...you made them look delicious and my hubby loves them! I'll put this in the "I'll consider it category." :)

    Warmly,
    Elsie

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    1. LOL Do it!! You'll magically like sweet potatoes. :)

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  5. This does look delish! I think I like your version better than the Bon Appetite version, mainly because I hate cilantro. I'll be pinning this to make for the family in the next few weeks. I won't freeze it though because Jason always eats a second bowl, then takes the leftovers to work for lunch the next day.

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    1. I’m not a fan of cilantro either. We grew it a few years back and I think it lingered in the back of my freezer until we moved to the new house. Lol! I double the recipe so I have enough to freeze and then will defrost it on dance class night. Nothing’s worse than having to start to cook at 7pm. Ugh!

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