As much as we try, eventually cold and flu season catches up with us. We are miserable,
our taste buds are numb and congestion is …there. What to do?
Have some chicken soup! Not the canned abomination loaded with sodium, the other type!
This recipe was created to maximize benefits of its cold fighting/soothing ingredients.
It also happens to taste delicious!
Ingredients ( makes 4 cups):
2 green onions, both white and green part chopped
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 carrot chopped into pea size bits
1/4 cup frozen peas
2 Tbls chopped frozen spinach
1/2 cup roasted chicken breast chopped
2 cups water or chicken broth
1/4 cup whole wheat angel hair pasta
2 Tbls olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
a dash of hot sauce ( or to taste)
2 tsp lime juice
In a small pot with a lid, heat the oil over medium high heat and saute the onions, add the carrots and cook till they are tender (about 3 minutes), add the garlic, the chicken and mix Salt and pepper to taste, then add the water with the hot sauce. Once it gets to a simmer, add the frozen peas, spinach and angel hair; let it get to a low simmer again, turn off the heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes. This allows just enough to time to cook the pasta al dente , and keep the peas and spinach a bright green
Taste one more time and adjust for salt and pepper ( Remember: if you are congested, your taste-buds are not A-OK).
Ladle into a bowl and add a touch of the lime juice.
Enjoy with grated parmesan cheese and crackers .