Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chicken Minestrone Soup

Since so many of you are getting snowed in,
I thought I'd give you the perfect soup
recipe to warm you up!
It makes a lot and the leftovers are great, too.
Chicken Minestrone Soup
2-4 c cooked chicken
4-6 c chicken broth
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 onions, chopped
2 t dried parsley
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 c ketchup
4 ribs of celery, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
1 t dried oregano
2 t dried basil
1 T salt
1 t pepper
16 oz bag frozen mixed veggies
1 1/2 c broken pasta
Place all ingredients in soup pot.
Simmer one hour.
(I used 1 can each of sliced potatoes, carrots,
green beans and corn to replace the frozen bag)
And this is what happens when you get your camera
too close to the steamy pot! LOL!
Stay warm!


  1. Yum, this looks fab Betsy, but I'll need to turn it into Chicken Minestrone Salad, as we're expecting a temp. of 104F. here in the Adelaide Hills tomorrow! Cooler for Chrissie Day though thank goodness.
    Millie ^_^

  2. Oh, Millie ...yes, you need to turn it into a salad! And actually, that sounds good..chicken, pasta, veggies...Italian dressing...yum!

  3. Oh, that does sound good AND easy! I'm definitely bookmarking that one to try. I'm so cold it sounds good even though I've already had dinner. I'm getting ready to go fix a warm drink...cocoa or tea or something.

    Where in the world is Millie? Good grief! I don't know where Adelaide Hills is...I'm going to have to google that I guess.

  4. Kayren ~ I don't know, but I'm going to go visit her! What to come with me? :)

  5. Gosh that looks so good. Hubby is going to a Christmas party tomorrow night so it would be just me. But it sounds so good.

  6. One of my favorite soups... and so easy to make!

  7. Ummmmm, that looks incredibly yummy! Are you the queen of cooking or what?! :D

  8. Yummy!!!! Looks perfect after baking tons of cookies today..... sigh.

  9. Drool....
    Looks delicious, and the perfect one pot meal.
    Thanks for sharing, I'll give it a try especially over the busy holidays.

  10. this sounds so good! I may have to try it today!

  11. It sounds and looks delicious. And indeed, I am snowed in.;)

  12. yum yum yum! after snow ball fights...i need some of that! happy holidays betsy! hope you and your family have an incredible christmas!

  13. OH DELICIOUS! I love to eat soup!
    I have never had CHICKEN Minestrone! Will try your recipe.
    Stay warm.

  14. I love, love soup and this one looks sooooo good. Have a good day Betsy, stay warm!

  15. This looks sooo good...the perfect comfort food! We all need a little comfort while finishing our holiday preparations. I love the steamy lens...I can almost feel the warmth and smell your delicious soup : )

  16. This soup looks fabulous. I made your peanut clusters for Christmas and they turned out wonderfully. Except I can't keep my husband away from them. Must hide!

  17. Looks like a wonderful recipe, thanks!

    BTw, I'm new to your blog, very nice and nice to meet you too!

  18. There is nothing like a good hot bowl of homemade soup on a cold, snowy day!

    Betsy, My best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!


  19. I love soup. My whole family loves soup. For by daughter's first birthday I served four different kinds of soup and we had a bring your own bowl party. I don't own enough bowls for that many people.

    I'll put this recipe in the rotation.

  20. Im warm from just getting close to the picture !

  21. Janelle ~ we keep nibbling those peanut clusters, too! :) I'm so glad you tried them!

  22. Oh does this look( drool! )good! Sorry 'bout the drool, heh...and as cold as it's been lately, this would reeeeaaallly hit the spot.

    And cool "fog" shot :)

  23. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Betsy
    your recipe always look so good!
    this looks like a good healthy meal to help balance out those Christmas cookies we are eating :)

  25. Looks yummy! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

  26. We all have colds and this looks like the best remedy!

  27. Hahah. Funny ending. that soup looks incredibly savoury. Yumm. I can almost smell it from here. In fact, with all the snow we just got it seems like maybe I should make it for xmas lunch actually. It looks that appetizing, warm and heart to me. Oh man, you;re family is so terribly blessed to have such a gourmand through you.


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