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Paper Plate Gourmet : Chicken Soup

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You can call this everything but the kitchen sink chicken soup.  Or maybe It’s-All-Good soup!  Or Anything Goes Soup… you get the picture.


It is C-O-L-D and I had a hankering for some soup, but knew I had to use the veggies I had in the fridge.


I ended up using zucchini, onion and carrots.   And I felt very sophisticated portioning out individual servings of soup into these glass jars and freezing them.



1 or 2 Zucchini, cut into pieces

1 or 2 Carrots, cut into pieces

1 onion, cut into pieces

1 tbs of minced garlic, (to keep the vampires away)

1 teaspoon of olive oil

1 lb of chicken breast, cut into – you guessed it- pieces

1 large container of chicken broth (I used Kitchen Basics box – I think 32 ounces)

Salt ( I like Sea Salt)




  1. Precut everything!  Make your life easy!
  2. Put the olive in the bottom of a large pot, and heat over medium heat
  3. Add the chicken, salt and pepper
  4. I let this cook for a good while, 10 minutes-ish, turning the chicken, so it cooked evenly.
  5. Add the garlic, carrots  and onion, let that cook up for a bit
  6. Add the zucchini, cook for another 3-4 minutes
  7. Add the chicken broth, let that puppy cook up for another 10-15 minutes
  8. Eat!


I have mental issues when I only eat soup for a meal, so I usually like something else on the side.  You could always add some pasta and call it a day.  As an aside – I tried adding potatoes once, they didn’t freeze well.  Blech!

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Paper Plate Gourmet : Homemade Chicken Stew

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Very easy & hearty for a chilly day!!!! 

The best part – add as much or as little of an ingredient you want!  There is really no right or wrong way to make this….

    • Whole Wheat Pasta
    • Carrots
    • Onion
    • Celery
    • Chicken Breast
    • 1 can of Chicken Stock
    • 1 can of Water
    • Minced Garlic
  1. Heat a pot on the stove on medium.
  2. Cut chicken into smallish pieces (I used 2 breasts).  Add to pot, stir occasionally until cooked through.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, chop the veggies.
  4. Remove the chicken, throw in the veggies until they get a nice brown to them.
  5. Stir
  6. Add the garlic, saute for a few minutes.
  7. Stir
  8. Add the can of chicken stock & can of water (add a bit more water if there doesn’t seem to be enough liquid)
  9. Stir
  10. Add Pasta
  11. Stir
  12. Cook everything until pasta is done
  13. Pour into a bowl
  14. Enjoy


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