Not only will you hear my silly confession, but you will find a simple recipe for a non-fattening but seriously delicious chocoholic treat.
I’ve entered my Creamy Chicken Asparagus Soup. If you missed my original post go ahead and take a look, or find the recipe below.
1 pound thin fresh asparagus
3 small potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 32 oz. container of chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
2 cups cooked boneless chicken breast, cubed
2 cups half-and-half cream
Cut tips from asparagus spears – approximately 1/4 of the way down the spear; cut tips in half again; set aside. Place stalks in a large stock pot and cover with water (you will need 3 1/2 cups of broth later so be generous with the water). Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for approximately 40 minutes. Remove from heat.
Strain 31/2 cups asparagus broth from the pot and set aside. Discard stalks; rinse pot for late use.
In large sauté pan, add 3 tbsp. of oil, potato, onion, celery, carrot, parsley and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender; set aside
In a medium sauté pan, add 3 tbsp. oil and cubed chicken breast, cook until lightly browned; set aside.
In stock pot, add chicken, sautéed vegetables, asparagus tips, reserved asparagus broth, chicken broth, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes. Cool slightly.
Add cream and remaining 1/4 tsp. of pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
Makes about 10 servings (about 2 quarts).
I’m also sharing a bowl of my soup over at Premeditated Leftovers Tuesday Hearth & Soul Blog Hop. This blog hop features recipes made from wholesome, healthy ingredients that are made from scratch.
And if all of that isn’t enough – whew! I’m sharing the color yellow at She Wears Many Hats Share the Shot today. Amy has decided yellow is the color for this week’s assignment. Check out all the pretty yellow things everyone has posted over there, including my Elegant Lemon-i-cious Cake.
So go ahead. Do a little blog hopping yourselves!