Comfort Inspired Chicken & Celery Soup

Being from a southern family, I remember enjoying many comforting dishes in my childhood, made by my lovely mother. Back then, having fast food was a luxury for pay days and dinner emergencies.

It was actually pretty cool having a mom who’s heart was filled with hundreds of recipes it seemed. Her kitchen was never short of love or comfort inspired dishes and the taste was always on point, I might add.

As an adult, I came to realize that sometimes you need that little something extra to help you feel that warmth and comfort of mama’s kitchen again.

I created this recipe one day when I decided to add a few of my favorite ingredients to some beef broth… thank heavens it turned out to be a real winner!

This soup is always a hit in my home. It’s kinda like experiencing love in a pot, plus the delicious taste is ideal for those rainy or colder weather days or nights when you need something a little more soothing.

This soup is not only super hearty and comforting, but it’s also very easy to make!

 

 

Ingredients (serves 4)…

• 2 Cartons of Ready To Use Beef Broth (32 oz)

• 1 whole Rotisserie chicken deboned (can find at your local grocer)

• 1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)

• 2 cups of cilantro

• 1 bag of celery stalks

• 1 tsp seasoning salt (or to taste)

• ¼ tsp black pepper (or to taste)

 

Instructions:

1. Place the beef broth in a large-sized pot on the stove on medium-high heat.

2. Add the seasoning salt and black pepper to the pot of beef broth.

3. While you are allowing the beef broth to come to a boil, dice each stalk of celery into small bite-sized pieces.

4. Add the finely chopped garlic, diced celery and cilantro to the pot.

5. Add the rotisserie chicken to the boiling broth of other ingredients, then turn heat on medium-low. *You can also add in a chopped carrot or bean sprouts for variety.

6. Let this soup cook on medium heat for 30 minutes until the celery is tender, then remove from heat. 

7. Once cooled, season with a little more seasoning salt or black pepper, if desired and then enjoy!

 

So there you have it, a really simple yet comforting recipe for the next time you need a little something extra to sooth your soul. Give it a try and be sure to let me know how it turns out for you!

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