Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weight Watcher Wednesday Recipe - Sick friend? Make Chicken Soup!

Our friend, Michael, has had a bad case of bronchitis. Ugh! It has been a while since I have been as sick as my poor friend. He felt so bad and of course, was coughing and feverish. What to do? Make Chicken Soup, of course! 

I made my soup with potatoes but you can substitute egg noodles for a more traditional Chicken Noodle.  I doubled the recipe and kept a pot at home for our family. It was lip-smacking yummy...even not sick. :) 


1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1/2 cup chopped green onion (about 8) or any sweet onion
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces
2 cups cubed frozen hashbrowns or egg noodles
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried 
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 dried bay leaf
5 1/2 cups chicken broth, I use Better than Bouillon. It makes a very rich broth.

Over medium heat, heat oil and add garlic, onion and carrots.
Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer at least 10 minutes or until veggies are done. I like to simmer a little longer with the potatoes, about 30 minutes. 

This is a quick and easy but delicious and filling recipe. 

Makes 4 servings.

Weight Watcher points - 8



  1. Chicken soup is the best food when your sick. Our family has been battling colds and so I made chicken soup last week. Um Um good! I also put potatoes in mine. :)

    1. I have a friend who calls chicken soup, nature's natural antibiotic! I know it always makes me feel better. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a fantabulous weekend! :)

  2. I think I will try this. I've found a lot of chicken soup recipes that are surprisingly complicated. This looks nice and straight-foward.

    1. Let me know how you like it, Robin! It is so easy to make but yet it is a family favorite. Thanks for dropping by and hope your weekend is relaxing! :)

  3. This sounds perfect right is 10 pm here...too late t make it? I don't know...kind of craving it now!

    1. Is it ever too late for something so good? ;) Let me know if you make it! Have a great weekend.

    2. mmm

      homemade chicken soup
      is delicious
      and one of my favorite meals
      to make and to eat

      thanks for sharing
      at Fridays Unfolded
      and for following

      following back!


  4. Thanks for stopping by Pinner Takes All. This soup looks great and I just rejoined WW!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! The soup is so good. I have several WW recipes on the site. I joined about 2 months ago. Lost about 15 pounds so far. Slow but hopefully it will stay off. :)


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