Monday, January 10, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie Soup, perfect for a night like this!

So, I am not actually making this tonight, but I had to talk about it. I made this recipe for a few friends, found it out of a magazine, and it. was. a. hit.
(delicious, easy, and nutritious... the top 3 things you look for in a recipe!)
OH, and I used the pastries for the pot pie, and I definitely recommend it.

Chicken Potpie Soup Recipe

By Woman's Day Kitchen from Woman's Day | November 1, 2010

This comforting classic never loses its luster, especially when it’s spun into a soup, with chicken thighs, green beans, leek, carrots, celery and parsnip in a thyme-infused chicken broth, served with puff pastry rectangles.

Recipe Ingredients

    • 1 Tbsp butter
    • 1 leek, white and light green part only, halved lengthwise and sliced
    • 2 medium carrots, sliced
    • 1 medium parsnip, diced
    • 1 stalk celery, sliced
    • 1⁄4 cup flour
    • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 1⁄2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
    • 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
    • 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17.3-oz box of 2), thawed as package directs
    • 4 oz fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-in. pieces

Recipe Preparation

    1. Heat oven to 400ºF.

    2. Melt butter in a 5-qt pot. Add leek, carrots, parsnips and celery. Saute 5 minutes or until softened slightly. Add flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.

    3. Stir in broth. Add chicken, thyme, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

    4. Meanwhile, unfold puff pastry on a cutting board. Cut along folds in dough and then quarter crosswise to make 12 rectangles. Place rectangles on ungreased baking sheet.

    5. Bake 12 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Let cool.

    6. Remove cooked chicken to a plate to cool slightly. Add green beans to simmering soup; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Remove soup from heat.

    7. As the green beans cook, shred chicken with fingers or two forks. Add to soup. Top with puff pastry or serve it on the side.
ENJOY and stay warm and safe. No school again for tomorrow, will we have school Wednesday????

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