Hot Chicken Soup is an easy, quick soup I make all the time, but especially when my husband says he starting to feel sick. This is for my niece, Katie.
It’s her favorite soup. I first made it for her when she stayed with us for awhile during her junior year in high school. Wow, what a super tough time that was. But now I’m so thankful that she stayed with us because otherwise I would have never learned to let go.
Here is one of the prom pictures I took of her with Zach and her date, Levi. I think she looked very pretty.
You see, I grew up in a strict household. My mother survived the Korean War and my dad lived through the Great Depression. Unlike my brother and sister, I did what I was told, which I guess is why my Mom thinks I’m such a good girl. I guess I was the exception to the rule instead of the norm. For a teenager, the norm is to go against your parents, make your own decisions and learn from your mistakes. So when we had the normal teenager Katie, come over to stay with us for awhile, I tried so hard to make her like I once was. After much wasted effort, frustration, and stress, I finally let it go. It was one of the most difficult things I had to do and I think Katie made me a better person for it.
But even during our times of turmoil, we always had food, good food, to find comfort. So here is the recipe!
Servings – 4
Total time – 30 minutes
1/2 large white or yellow onion
1 24 ounce jar of green salsa
4 cups chicken stock
1 pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from a grocery store
Preparation and Cooking
1) Take a 5 Quart Dutch Oven and coat the bottom with olive oil.
2) Dice the onion, turn the burner on medium.
3) Sauté the diced onion until soft (about 5 minutes).
3) Dump the whole jar of salsa and mix with the onions. Let cook for another 5 minutes
4) Add the chicken stock, simmer for 10 minutes
5) While the stock is simmering, take the skin off the rotisserie chicken and dice the chicken breasts. Save the rest for another dish or give the rest of the chicken to your dogs, like I do.
6) Add the chicken breast to the soup. Let the chicken warm up in the soup for about 5 minutes.