Chicken, Chickpea and Spinach Soup

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I've been under a cold for the past few days, I hate being sick and the only thing that cheers me up is a good tasty bowl of soup. I created this soup with simple ingredients from my pantry, I always have couple cans of chickpeas on hand and decided to make a soup around my favorite ingredient. Take a look:

Recipe by Sweet Caroline

1 boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/2 white onion, diced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups baby spinach
2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup small shell pasta
3 1/2 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 chicken flavor bouillon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper

In a blender, puree half of the chickpeas with 1 cup of water. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium/high heat. Add garlic and chicken, let it cook until chicken is no longer pink. Add the onions, carrot and tomatoes and cook until vegetables start to soften. Stir in the remaining water, pureed chickpeas, whole chickpeas, bay leaves, chili powder, bouillon, small shell pasta, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 10-15 minutes. Add the spinach to the pot, simmer until spinach wilts and pasta is cooked. Remove bay leaves and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve and enjoy.

1 comment:

Heather said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! And so easy, which is good if you are under the weather! I would love for you to share this at what i am eating

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