Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lemon Chicken Soup with Spinach






Morning Sweet Friends,

How ya doing today?? 
 Know many of you are having very cold weather, 
so thought this would be a great time to give you 
the recipe to this really good soup,  I told you 
about last week.  We really enjoyed it so much,
and really think it helped hubbies cold too!  lol
Also, it is very heart healthy soup, if you use
the broth I did, so check out the small print in 
the recipe, and a very easy soup to make,
 as well. 


I found the recipe in a new magazine I got
right after Christmas, called "Winter Cottage",
at least I assume it is new as I have never
seen one before."   lol
It's a Warm, Cozy, and Charming magazine 
I might add,  right up my alley.
 If you happen to have one too,  the recipe is 
on page 114, or if you would like to purchase
 one I would recommend getting it at Sam's club
 if you have membership there, as it is a  bit
pricey, for me anyway!!  lol

Another thing I really loved about about the 
magazine was it had some pictures that covered 
the entire page, and they were so beautiful, one 
of them I used recently and if you don't 
remember or didn't see it, but want to..... 
Just click here! but read below first.
You will need to scroll almost to the bottom of 
the post.  It is the beautiful Winter scene in
the frame, within the vignette. There were
2 pics,  I did one, and decided to change it,
so it is the 2nd picture I used.

(and no I am not getting paid by anyone to
say these things about the magazine. I just
really do like it)  lol




Thought I would just include a few pics from the
magazine, so you could see.....................
This was like a section divider


Wanted to tell you that Megan's shower turned
 out really well, and her friend Heather did such
 a great job on picking the decorations and all,
  just adorable. Food was all great too......
Want tell you much else cause I am hoping I
 can get some pics soon, because I can't believe
 I went off and left my camera, I was so mad at
myself.  since we were helping we had stuff we 
had to take along with our gifts of course, and
 was so trying not to forget anything to do with
 the shower itself, so just forgot the camera!!  lol
Her family took lots of pictures so hopefully
we can get some too.
It was really a fun time had by all, and don't
think they are gonna have to buy very much!
She was really Showered!!  lol








































One of the full page pictures - nice cozy family room or living room


Well,  on with the recipe..............



Pic from the magazine,  and it was a full
page pic as well..............


Lemon Chicken Soup with Spinach
Makes 13 cups

Ingredients


1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
(I always use olive oil)

4 shallots, chopped
( I had never used shallots before, so decided to use them,
 but honestly, I would just use a purple or regular onion
 next time, they are rather expensive and I couldn't tell
 any difference).

2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced

1 carrot, thinly sliced
(I used the crinkle cut sliced carrots in a bag,
 enough to look like one large carrot. lol )

2- 32 oz. containers of low-sodium chicken broth
(I used the Swanson's 100% fat free and 33% less sodium one,
 that is what makes it heart healthy)

2 bay leaves

4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken meat
(We used the 4 cups and it is a lot of chicken, so you could
easily get away with 3 cups.)

1-(6oz.) bag of baby spinach, chopped
(I missed the chopped part somehow, and just put it 
in whole and it was fine, so another step you could do 
away with if you want.)

6 tablespoons of lemon juice
(This is what really sets this soup apart from others, 
the lemon really adds such a a nice flavor.)

1 tsp. of salt
( I didn't add the salt, cause the broth really has
 enough salt for us.)

1/2 tsp. of ground black pepper


Directions

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil over
medium high heat.  Add the shallots, celery,
and carrot. Cook for 5 mins. or until softened.
Add Chicken broth and bay leaves, and bring
to a boil.  Lower heat, and simmer for 15
minutes.  Remove the bay leaves.

Stir in chicken, spinach, and lemon juice, salt
 and pepper.  Cook until spinach is wilted and 
chicken is heated through, about 2 mins. or so.


Then Enjoy to your Hearts Content!! 


Well, there you have it,  hope you get to try
 it out.....don't think you will be disappointed.


This was full page too!  Everytime I pick it up I love it more.....lol


Hey, have a great day!

Thanks for stoppin by

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See ya tomorrow!

Hugs, and Chicken soup
Blessings,

Nellie

7 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Yum all good ingredients I love plus it sounds so healthy.

Sister Susie said...

Sounds and looks great! I made me some homemade vegetable soup late morning and have been eating on it all day long, ha!I had fresh green and yellow squash, kale, spinich, carrots, potatoes, pearl onions, cabbage, tomatoes, brocoli, that "purple" vegetable, and beef. I had no more room to put in the peas, cauliflour or sting beans!
Love to you all, Susan

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Sounds YUMMY! I'm so glad the shower went well, can't wait to see some pictures :)
(i've done that...so frustrating when my camera isn't handy!)
Blessings,
Cindy

Walking on Sunshine said...

The added lemon does sound good! I hope you can find some photos to share with us!!! The magazine seems like a lovely edition! Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

Nellie

Looks like I missed this post. The soup looks yummy. I am always glad to find new recipes.
I am glad that the shower went well. I bet you are so excited. i can't wait to see pictures.

Blessings & Love
Janet

Walking on Sunshine said...

Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe with Foodie Friends Friday this week! Hope you come back to vote on Sunday!

Cindy Kerschner said...

I love chicken with lemon and spinach this soup is calling me! :) Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!