I wanted to drop by and share a recipe for an easy and fabulous soup. It is comfort food in a bowl! I created this soup back in the days of Morton Street Coffee. As Thanksgiving is tomorrow, you may have turkey that you need to become creative with when it comes to all those leftovers.
So you can call it Turkey N’ Stuffing soup or Chicken N’ Stuffing soup depending on the bird you are using. ☺☺
All you are going to need is:
2 stalks of celery
1 small onion
2 chicken breasts or leftover chicken or turkey
1 quart of chicken broth
1 box of Stove Top Stuffing
And yes, you read that right. The secret ingredient is a box of Stove Top Stuffing! Now, if you are gluten-free do not despair. Did you know that Aldi’s now carries boxes of G-Free Stuffing mix! Oh Happy Day–I came home with one box of chicken flavor and one box of turkey flavor and I was in soup heaven when I had supper last night. Here is the recipe:
Chicken N’ Stuffing Soup
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cook time||2 hours, 30 minutes|
|Total time||3 hours|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish, Soup|
|By author||Lynn Bontrager|
- 2 chicken breasts (cooked, cooled and diced OR approx. 3 cups of leftover cooked chicken or turkey)
- 2 stalks celery
- 3 carrots
- 1 Small onion
- 1 quart chicken or turkey broth
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- salt and pepper
- 1 box Stove Top Stuffing (Either chicken or turkey flavor)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup cream
|If you need to cook your chicken breasts in the event of no leftovers, go ahead and sauté them in a little bit of olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.|
|While the chicken is cooking, dice the celery, carrots, and onion.|
|Remove chicken from the pan and let cool a bit while the vegetables are cooking a bit. You may need to add a bit more oil to the pan. You are just cooking them until they are tender.|
|Dice chicken breasts and put them into your slow cooker or soup pot along with the cooked vegetables.|
|Add the chicken or turkey broth to the pot. Add the poultry seasoning and the sage. Do not add any salt and pepper to the pot until the soup is done as the broth and stuffing mix already have salt in them and you do not want it to be too salty. You can always add some before you serve it. Bring broth to a boil if using a soup pot or set your slow cooker on high.|
|Add the contents of the Stove Top Stuffing box and turn heat to low. If you are using a slow cooker, keep it on high for about an hour and then turn it to low.|
|The stuffing will become unrecognizable as it absorbs all the liquid. In two hours, stir your mixture around. It will resemble some kind of weird porridge. ☺ You will need to add some water at this point. I usually add 1 1/2 cups. Make it how you will like it. Then add 1/2 cup of heavy cream----YES, heavy cream. I know, decadent right? But this will be divided between 6 to 8 bowls of soup so no worries here. If you are dairy free just leave it out, it will still be delish.|
|Ladle into bowls and ENJOY!|
This was the view from my back door last Saturday as we had our first snow of the season. Usually the first snow of the season comes in little flurries and a slight dusting on the ground but this one brought 7 inches.
It was a great day of just hanging out inside and watching it come down. I had candles lit, hot tea in a cup and was busy in my sewing room.
Frank spent the whole weekend sick. Poor Frank. We babied him, watched over him, and fed him broth and scrambled eggs as he was able to eat them. By Sunday afternoon he was acting much like his “old self” and I am happy to say has made a full recovery. He is such a good boy and watches over Vanessa so faithfully–much to her dismay!
The sunshine and warming temperatures have made for some beautiful afternoon walks this week. It also helps tire these two out for a good nights rest.
Oh, those sweet Corgi feet! Vanessa legs are so short that this is all that sticks out of them when she is stretched out on her tummy for a nap. Sweetness!
I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving. We will be going to my Mom’s home on Thursday and my son’s home on Saturday. It will be a full weekend of family. We have added a member this year with the addition of another grandchild, our first granddaughter. I need to go kiss some cheeks.