Basic Chicken Soup

Long-simmered taste in under 1 hour.

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Basic Chicken Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1

    small onion, finely chopped

  • 2

    medium carrots, each cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise ino ¼-inch-thick slices

  • 2

    medium stalks celery, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices

  • 2

    cans (14 to 14½ ounces each) chicken broth (3½ cups), skimmed of fat

  • 3

    cups water

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2

    medium skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves (10 ounces)

Directions

1. In 4-quart saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until tender and lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Add carrots, celery, chicken broth, water, and pepper; heat to boiling over high heat. Add chicken to saucepan and reduce heat to low. Cover saucepan and simmer soup 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken just loses its pink color throughout and carrots and celery are tender. Remove saucepan from heat. 3. Using slotted spoon or tongs, remove chicken from saucepan; cool on plate until easy to handle. With fingers, pull chicken into shreds. 4. Return shredded chicken to soup; cook over medium heat just until heated through.


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