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Hearty Veggie Bean Chicken Soup


Hearty Veggie Bean Chicken Soup

This week, the members of I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) are making any Jacques Pépin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes or less! Oh yes, I love quick-cooking recipes; the less hassle, the better. This is especially true if you have an under-2yo toddler who demands your undivided attention. :)


Jacques Pépin has a really nice quick-cooking soup recipe called Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup, which can be ready in about 30 minutes. He uses whatever veggies he has in his fridge, plus canned beans. He also serves this soup with grated Gruyère and chunks of country bread.

Sounds really good, so here's my adapted version. I add chicken breast and homemade chicken powder to make this soup non-vegetarian. I don't have Gruyère and country bread in my kitchen, so I do an Asian twist and serve this soup with steamed red rice.
 


Ingredients: 
(Serves 4) 

4 cups water 
1 cup chicken breast, cubed 
2 cups leek slices 
1 cup orange carrot, diced 
1/2 cup purple carrot, diced 
1 cup celery, diced 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 tablespoon homemade chicken powder
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained


How to:

1. Combine water, chicken breast, leek, both type of carrots, celery, olive oil, and chicken powder in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to low, and boil gently for about 20 minutes.

2. Add the beans and bring to a boil again. Boil for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed red rice.

The soup's purplish color derives from the purple carrot.




I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) for this week's theme, Fast Food Jacques's Way!


6 comments

  1. I like the easy manner you've adapted this recipe and make it work. Red rice looks interesting with the hearty vegetables.

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  2. I can see this on my table this winter when I am cold and need a quick warm up!!

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  3. My children are 14 and 8 but I do remember the toddler years well and I can appreciate how hard it is to do anything! Good for you for making this beautiful and nourishing soup for your family. Love the purple carrot and Asian twist with the rice:)

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    1. Thanks Kim. Sometimes I can't wait for my boy to grow up, but I know I will miss him being my baby as well. Such dilemma. :D

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