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Ginger Chicken Soup

It is starting to cool down in the evenings here.  Perfect weather for a comforting bowl of soup!  I am excited for soup weather this year, I have so many that I want to make.  This is one that my husband sent to me, probably a year ago.  So it was time that I did him a favor and made it.

It is basically chicken and rice soup, but with lots of ginger.  Because this is such a basic soup, you could take the opportunity to add any veggies your family likes.  Carrots, celery, bell peppers, peas… you name it, it would work.  I took the easy way this time, and just topped the bowls with thinly sliced red bell peppers and green onions.

The ginger is just soothing in this soup.  I don’t know of another way to describe it.  I took a bite, and it was just comforting, and warm, and soothing.  I currently have 8 single serving containers of this in my freezer.  I love to stock my freezer with soup for quick dinners, or lunches all winter.   Serve with a little bread, and I am in heaven!

Ginger Chicken Soup
 
Serves: 8
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A basic chicken and rice soup with lots of fresh ginger. Soothing, and perfect for cool fall nights.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked rice, cooked according to the package directions
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups veggies (bell peppers, carrots, green onions, celery, peas etc.)
  • 1 to 2 inches ginger, grated
  • Green onions, sliced for garnish

Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot saute veggies, until crisp tender (about 5 minutes). Add the chicken stock, and grate in the ginger. Heat until simmering. Add the chicken, and the cooked rice. Heat until everything is hot.
  2. Serve garnished with green onions.

Notes
Adapted from Kraft

 

 

 

Comments

  1. LOVE THIS!!! I absolutely love chicken and ginger together!

  2. Oh wow! What a lovely soup for when you have a cold! :-)

  3. i want a bowl of that right now– it’s raining and cold in virginia!

  4. I love the flavor of ginger and it adds so much healthy goodness to this soup. Well done!! I will keep this in mind when the cold winds blow and I need a bowl of nourishment. :)

  5. This soup is comfort food! I love these flavors.

  6. I love soup weather. And this looks like the perfect bowl of soup to curl up with!

  7. How did you get it looking so creamy? Pureed rice?

  8. That looks so hearty and comforting, and so perfect for the cooler weather we’ve been having!

  9. We’re definitely on soup weather here in Canada! This is the right time for soothing and comforting soups – especially when they are made with ginger! Yum!

  10. It’s definitely soup weather here for us, too, and a big bowl of chicken soup is always welcome. Ginger really is good in soup. I think my mom added it to most of the soups she made. Looks great!

  11. What a perfect soup for the weather and how it is changing. Love the combination you put together!!! Pinning now!

  12. I love the simplicity of this soup. And this would be perfect for curing a cold with all that ginger! I’m the same way, I have TONS of recipes saved that I need to get around to making!

  13. great flavorful soup, so glad things are cooling down so we can eat soup.

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