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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Pesto Chicken Macaroni Soup - Recipe Clippings


This is my entry for the January Recipe Clippings blog event, read more about it on the Recipe Clippings page.  I haven't quite got round to cutting out this recipe for future reference, it's part of 10 ways with Chicken Soup in the February 'Eat In' magazine.  There's a base soup recipe which you then change to make the different recipes, I chose to make the Pesto, Chicken, Macaroni Soup.  I replaced the macaroni with wholewheat fusilli and reduced the amount of pesto by half otherwise no changes.

Pesto, Chicken Macaroni Soup
Serves 4

1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 carrot, quartered and sliced
2 celery sticks, finely sliced
2 waxy potatoes, diced (skin on)
500g chicken thigh fillets
2 chicken stock cubes
2 dried bay leaves
240g macaroni
200g green pesto

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a high heat.  Saute the onions, carrot, celery and potatoes for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the chicken, stock cubes bay leaes and 1.5 ligres boiling water.  Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, skimming off any scum that rises to the surface, for 30 mintues or until the chicken and vegetables are cooked. Discard the bay leaves.
3. Remove the chicken to a chopping board and cool slightly, finely shred, then return to the soup with the macaroni. Cook for 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in the pesto. Season and serve.

The soup was really filling and had a lovely flavour, it was ideal to take to work for lunch and is hearty enough to make an excellent main meal with lots of crusty bread. 



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7 Comments:

At 24 January 2015 at 10:35 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

love a chicken soup... great idea to put pesto into it, bet that tasted great... no time to join in recipe clippings this month but I love the challenge x

 
At 24 January 2015 at 18:58 , Blogger Charlene F said...

Love this unique sounding chicken soup, would be perfect for lunch x

 
At 24 January 2015 at 22:46 , Blogger Phil in the Kitchen said...

Warming and comforting chicken soup with a touch of pesto sunshine. Sounds like a fine combination to me.

 
At 26 January 2015 at 21:06 , Blogger GG said...

This chicken soup sounds wonderful, I bet the pesto makes all the difference. GG

 
At 27 January 2015 at 13:34 , Blogger Jane Sarchet said...

That looks gorgeous Janice, perfect for popping in a thermos on winters walk. Deelish!
Janie x

 
At 27 January 2015 at 14:03 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

A very tasty little clipping Janice and a comforting looking recipe too! Karen

 
At 28 January 2015 at 23:54 , Anonymous Nazima said...

Fab idea Janice. I love a good chicken soup with weather like we are having now. Perfect

 

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