Thursday, October 22, 2015

Chicken, rice, carrots and Meatball Suppa

Fall and winter soups are always on my list of to dos for easy lunch meals.

Served with some added rice or pasta a dish of hearty soup really warms you up on a cold day and if you make a good size pot you'll have it for several lunches. 

You can easily put some in a container and take to work with you.  A few crackers served with the soup or some fresh bread is all we need for lunch at our house.  Soup and sandwich is a great idea too.

Here's the soup recipe.

4 cups chicken broth
2 carrots diced
1 stalk celery diced
1/2 small onion
2 chicken breasts chopped
10 to 12 medium size meatballs (frozen).
1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup chopped spinach(drained)

Place carrots and celery in a slight amount of oil in large dutch oven.  Cook slowly until tender.  Add broth, an onion, chicken, meatballs and rice.  Cook slowly for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Note: I made my own chicken soup and meatballs as I usually do and freeze the broth and meatballs for later use in recipes.  You can easily use canned broth and store bought meatballs.  It all depends on time and preparation.

Here's the link to a great pot of healthy chicken soup.

Homemade Chicken Soup

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