Thursday, October 8, 2009

~*Simmering On The Stove Top*~

Hello Dear Friends! It is cold & rainy here... so what better way to warm the bones than homemade soup! Simmering on the stove top today is Calico Chicken Soup... YUM~O! This soup is chock full of veggies & goodness! You just can't get any better than that!

Calico Chicken Soup

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onion, minced
2 celery stalks, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound boneless chicken breasts, skinned and cubed
1 (14.5 oz.) can~diced tomatoes
1/2 cup carrots, diced
6 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces (I use frozen)
1/2 cup fresh corn (again, I use frozen)
1 cup zucchini, diced
1 small red pepper, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

In a 4 quart stock pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and celery and saute' for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the garlic and chicken ~ saute', stirring often, for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, carrots, chicken stock, ground thyme, white pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the green beans, corn, zucchini, and red pepper. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley. Serve & Enjoy!

Yield ~ 6 servings

(And because I do try to watch my Weight Watchers points... I calculated one serving to equal 5 points.)

Mmmmmmm... I'm warmer & cozier just thinking about it... but then again, I can smell it while I'm typing too! :)

Many warm smiles to you,



  1. I have never made vegetable soup with chicken, have always used beef. Now you are making me hungry for soup;)


  2. Betty, It's cool and rainy here too....we might just wash away :)
    Your veggie soup sounds yum-O! I think we're having white chili tonight....will have to give your soup a whirl this fall or winter.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmmmm... Sure looks and sounds devine! I'm trying my pumpkin pies today... so far, the first two were not "blogworthy"! LOL! Enjoy your soup!!! :-)

  4. The soup sounds delicious, Betty!! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

  5. Sounds delicious! I'm drooling here! Can't wait to have my kitchen back in working order. :-) Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, Betty!

  6. sounds really good. calling for rain here tomorrow. Keep warm


  7. I am always looking for healthy soup recipes and this hits the spot! Thank you for including the points too!!

  8. OMGosh ... sounds wonderful. I can't wait to give it a go. I've always used beef. Thanks for the recipe. It's cold and rainy here to, only the forcast is for even colder this weekend. I want Indian Summer.

  9. Yummy...I love soup days. It's been raining buckets here and looks like it's not going to let up anytime soon! Soup may have to be on the menu for supper soon!


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