I know that not everyone finds soup inviting in triple degree temperatures. Many perceive soup as something to enjoy only in the cooler months. Not me! I am a soup lover and it invites me to enjoy bowl after bowl, all year long.
I have been making this country chicken soup for many years. I have no idea where the recipe came from and it never fails me. This soup is simple, flavorful and delicious.
Country Chicken Soup
1/2 stick butter
2 medium onions chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
3 cups chicken stock or broth
1 cup chopped small red potatoes
1 carrot chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon sage or poultry seasoning
2 cups cubed chicken
1-1/2 cups half n’ half
1-10 ounce frozen chopped spinach(thawed) or 1/2 bunch fresh
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Saute onion in butter until clear.
Stir in flour and curry powder. Cook 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring.
Add broth, potatoes, carrots, celery, parsley and sage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover for 10 minutes.
Add chicken, half n’ half and spinach. Simmer another 5-7 minutes.