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Chicken Soup for the Soul


Chicken Soup for the Soul


Winter in Dubai is bliss!😻 The perfect weather, which calls for outings, that is, more family time. The most favorite few months in Dubai, it comes and goes in a blink. Trying to make the most of this beautiful season, is what every person wants to do in #mydubai. Dubai has a lot of outdoor activities, everyone embraces winter with wide open arms. It's the best feeling. But along with it comes cold and flu.😷 May the Almighty protect everyone. Aameen. 

I created the recipe for the soup many years ago when I felt I wasn't satisfied with the soup ideas on the internet then. Me and my family was ill and I didn't want to eat anything, like duh? This soup is so wholesome, it has veggies, chicken and oats, which is perfect for your metabolism, especially when you are ill. I am not a big fan of kanji (A South Indian rice water soup/porridge). I do not like to have kanji for than a day. Hence this recipe happened.


Since it is a soup it contains water which is most essential when you catch a cold or fever. And it contains oats, which has carbs and fiber and many other essential nutrients. You may add in any veggies like carrots, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms (I like to sautee my mushrooms and then add them to the soup) etc. This soup is a perfect dinner idea too, especially in this weather, it is heavenly! It is so simple... doesn't even take half an hour from start to finish. Not only does it taste delicious it fills your heart and soul with warmth which is why I named it chicken soup for the soul! Happy taysting! 😋

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium Onion Finely Chopped
  •  3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1-2 cups quick cooking white Oats (depending on the thickness of the soup)
  • 1/2 Carrot
  • 1/2 cup French Beans
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Corn (cause I love corn)
  • 150 gm chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper (Optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chili flakes (Optional)
  • 1 Maggi Chicken Cube (Optional)
  • Spring Onions to garnish
  • Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS






  1. Soak the vegetables with white vinegar for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Boil the chicken breast with water covering the chicken, add salt and ground pepper.
  3. Now take a big pot or non-stick casserole on a medium-high flame, put in the butter and olive oil. Once the butter has melted immediately add in the minced garlic and saute till the raw aroma goes. Be careful not to burn the garlic and onions.
  4. Next, add in the finely chopped onions, add a little salt and saute till translucent.
  5. Now add in the Oats about 1 cup and increase gradually if needed after checking the consistency when the water is added and the soup boils. Sautee the Oats with the garlic and onions for a couple of minutes and add in the veggies and saute the veggies for a couple of minutes. (Ps. You may add in the chicken cube/freshly made chicken stock at this stage)
  6. Now add in 4-5 Cups of water, freshly ground black pepper, chili flakes, white pepper powder, and salt according to requirement (the stock already has salt). 
  7. Let it boil till the veggies are done. Check if the soup is thick enough (the oats acts as a thickening agent here), add more oats if required. Add in the chicken (you may slice the chicken to make pieces or you may use a fork to shred it)
  8. Give it a good stir and let it boil for about 5 minutes and your soup is done.
  9. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with chopped spring onions. Serve warm.


Note:

  • If using mushrooms you may saute them in little butter/olive oil and add in a splash of soy sauce when the mushroom gets done and salt if required.
  • You may use the white part of the spring onions chopped finely, and sautee when you add in the onions.



Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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