This is chicken noodle soup with out-of-this-world personality. Full of flavour with aromatic leeks, tender thigh meat chicken, a hit of garlic, and dainty star-shaped stelline pasta, a bowl of this is perfect for cold and flu season. Which is good, because Mr. Feedbag and both our boys have colds this week. I have managed to avoid it so far (knock on my chopping board), but I'm armed with this soup should I start getting the sniffles.
Here's how I made it:
splash canola oil
1 lb boneless chicken thighs (about 6)
1 lb leeks, sliced and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp salt
5 cups chicken broth
5 cups water
1/2 cup stelline pasta
I started by heating the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. The chicken was added and cooked until golden brown and cooked through, then removed from the pot and set aside. Next, I added the leeks to the pot and let them cook until they were starting to wilt (a few minutes), then added the garlic and cooked a few minutes longer. I gave the chicken a rough chopping and added it back to the pot along with the salt, broth, water, and pasta and brought the soup to a boil. I reduced the heat to low and let the soup simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. That's it!
This soup is so easy to make, and the aromatic flavour of the leeks puts this in the comfort food category for me. Especially with some gorgeous crusty bread on the side. Mmm!
Has sickness been visiting your house lately? What do you cook when everyone's got the sniffles? What do your kids like to eat when they're sick? Leave a comment and share your recipes!