A homemade soup is always a good choice for the chilly days.
preparation time: 1 hour
1 large chicken breast
1 chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
2 chayotes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
1 chopped tomato
2 tbs rolled oats
1 large carrot, grated
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp mustard
1 sprig of thyme
4 cups chicken broth (homemade or store bought)
2 tbs vegetable or olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste
chopped chives to taste (green onions or scallions)
1 – Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, lemon, thyme, and mustard.
2 – Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large sauce pan and add the chicken. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
3 – Add 1 more tablespoon of oil to the pan and add garlic and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes.
4 – Add tomatoes, potatoes, and chayote. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
5 – Place the chicken broth and taste. Add more salt if necessary.
6 – Add the rolled oats, stir, and reduce heat to medium-high.
7 – While the vegetables are cooking, chop the chicken breast into small cubes and place back into the pan.
8 – Stirring occasionally, cook until the vegetables are tender, but not too soft.
9 – Once you turn off the heat, finish with the grated carrots and chives.
Tips and Options:
- Serve with a slice of mozzarella cheese on the bottom of each bowl. Or add grated Parmesan cheese.
- Add other vegetables to the soup. Parsnip, squash, and zucchini are good options.
- The rolled oats help to thicken the soup.