Monday, August 20, 2012

Chipper Chicken Soup

When trying to name the Chipper Chicken Soup, all I could think about was Steve Martin in Father of the Bride. Remember when he was explaining to "Fronk", the wedding coordinator,  that they would have the Chipper Chicken on" de monyu"? Wasn't that a great movie?  I need to pull it out again for a good laugh.  If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, about the Chipper Chicken Soup...I had to make it this weekend for my husband.  Ever since his birthday, when we made him the brownies, he has been sick. Mind you, he wasn't sick from the brownies, rather he had developed a head cold that traveled south.  We all know there is nothing better than chicken soup to "cure" a cold.  So, in an effort to make him feel "chipper" again, I whipped up a pot of this soup.

Here are the basic ingredients I used:
Rotisserie chicken, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, carrots, onion, celery, minced garlic (not shown), preferred pasta and frozen peas. I also added some seasonings, but these are personal preference.  I use what I have on hand.  This time it was a rosemary herb blend and some seasoned salt.
Just a quick side note: I used this for chopping my carrots, celery and onion.  My sweet cousin gave me this cool gadget one year for Christmas.  While it is not necessary, it does make cute consistent-sized pieces quickly. Okay, back to the recipe...

Chipper Chicken Soup (a starter recipe)

2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken.)
2 stalks celery, chopped
4-5 carrots, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 can Cream of Chicken soup, plus one can of water
16 oz or more  Chicken Broth
1/2 to 1 cup frozen peas
noodles
1/2 cup milk or half and half
desired spices and herbs

Chop celery, carrots, and onion.  Saute in olive oil until soft, about 7 minutes (maybe longer). Add minced garlic and stir around for another minute or two.  Add the can of soup, a can of water and about 16 oz chicken broth to vegetables.  Stir to combine.  Add in your chopped chicken and frozen peas.  Let it come to a boil, then add the noodles.  I used fideo noodles (thin spaghetti broken into pieces) for this soup, but I often will use egg noodles. Stir and cook until noodles are desired texture. Pour in about 1/2 cup of milk or half and half to add creaminess.  Heat through. Add whatever spices or herbs you wish.

This is the Chipper Chicken Soup (starter recipe)...it should reflect your tastes. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables and spices. Serve this with some crusty bread and a smile.


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38 comments:

  1. Hi there - found you through Naptime Review! Always looking for a great chicken soup recipe :)

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  2. Looks yummy...you have some great tips. Your newest follower from Monday Mingle,
    Anissa from Chasing Hailey.
    http://chasinghailey.blogspot.com/

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  3. Your chicken soup looks delicious! I love soups and want to try this one. The little chopper gadget is cool, wish I had one!

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  4. Yum! I just made some soup for my sick husband too, but this one looks way better haha!

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  5. I loved that movie. The soup sure looks good. The little carrot gadget makes it look professional. Hope you Hubs gets well soon. I'm going to try that yummy recipe.

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  6. We love soup and it's been months since I made any. Your recipe looks great!

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  7. looks delicious!

    Have a wonderful week! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! :)

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  8. Thanks for giving me a smile, I remember that scene so well! The soup looks wonderful! I want some now!

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  9. oh my gosh! I love homemade chicken soup it makes me so happy. Following you back :)

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  10. Father of the Bride is one of my favorites! This looks yummy...I made chicken noodle something last night and my daughter said it was yucky...taking notes on your recipe (honestly I have zero idea what happened to mine!)

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  11. I want to eat up,i love chicken.

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  12. This looks yummy and simple. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  13. Oh I love it. I will definitely make this one. Looks soooooooooo good. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Wow! This sounds soooo yummy! I guess I know what we are having for dinner tonight. and I have all the ingredients on hand... YAY!!!
    Tahnsk for sharing. Your "chipper" comments were funny.... :-)

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  15. It looks so good Nici! Great for a cold winter night! Angie xo

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  16. I love Father of the Bride - I laugh so hard when I watch it! I love chicken noodle soup too and yours sounds yummy!

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  17. It will be chicken soup time again before you know it and this looks great! THat was a funny movie!

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  18. I just had to laugh out loud to your Father of the Bride reference! I love that movie. Can't wait to try this soup!! Thanks for pinning on Pinterest so I could re-pin and try!

    Candice
    candicecraves.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow this looks yummy! Thank you for posting on Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  20. The soup looks great! I can't wait to test it out!

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  21. Looks yummy! (and easy!) I love chicken noodle soup, especially as we start heading into Fall. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. That looks delish. I'll have to try your recipe some time. I bet it's delicious with the peas. I usually just do celery, but I'm a much bigger fan of peas! Thanks for linking up. Have a fabulous weekend.

    Krista

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  23. That is some of the best looking chicken noodle soup I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party @ The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. Oh this looks delicious. I have a cough and all I can think about is eating this yummy soup! Plus with fall right around the corner, this is a good recipe to have on hand!
    Just so you know, I featured you on today's Show Off Saturday!
    http://www.mydecoupagedlife.com/2012/08/show-off-saturday-dinner-ideas.html

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  25. all the girls in my family use the chipper chicken phrase!! and usually get weird looks from other people who don't know what we're talking about...ha! so happy to find a kindred spirit :):) this soup looks so yummy, when i saw it i went down to my freezer to pull out some soup i made a few months ago...i'm hungry! thanks for sharing :) ♥ much love

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  26. I love soup .... and fall is right around the corner! Can't wait to try this one!

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  27. You can never have too many chicken soup recipes!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow night!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  28. Your soup looks very yummy. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party. Hope your hubby is feeling better.

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  29. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited!! Please stop on in and link up with Making Space Mondays. We look forward to seeing any post(s) about making your space better. Hope to see you there. -Tabitha

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  30. Hi there! I'm stopping by from Our Favorite Things. This looks super tasty - and perfect for the cooler weather coming up. :)

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  31. I know how he felt. I have a cold that moved from my head to my chest and that soup looks so good. Wish my hubby cooked. I am going to try this recipe as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  32. great recipes ! looks SO good.. if we hadn't just had bean with ham soup last night I would be making this tonight :-)
    frugal tip. buy those big bags of chicken hind quarters , cook for hours in a crk pot covered in water,chill, remove SOME but NOT ALL of the fat .. pick cken from the bones & store in freezer containers ( with some broth ) makes throwing together cken soup so easy.. Esp when YOU are the one sick :-)

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  33. This looks delicious! I'm not really ready for cooler weather but I am ready for soup. (I'm not sure that even makes sense! LOL!) Marking this one to make soon. Thanks for passing the recipe along for us.

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  34. this looks soooo delicious! i'm anxious to try it ... i love soups especially homemade chicken noodle soups! and i'm a big fan of Father of the Bride, too! thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  35. This makes me ready for fall. Yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  36. I love that movie, and I love chicken soup! Your version looks perfect. Hopefully nobody in our household will get sick anytime soon, but if they do, I know what home remedy I'll be trying. ;)

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