Monday, February 11, 2008

Cilantro Soup

This soup is warm and spicy- perfect for a cold February day! To make it stretch farther add rotini pasta.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 8-10
Cost: approx. $5.00
BU: 0

2 chicken breasts cooked and cut into small pieces ($2.50)
4-6 cans of chicken broth ($2.00)
1 onion diced finely ($.50)
1Tablespoon butter
1 bunch of cilantro ($.50)
1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes/cayenne pepper
pasta (optional)

Saute onions in butter until translucent. Add chicken broth, diced chicken and red pepper (add more to taste). Add 6 sprigs of cilantro. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove sprigs. Chop remaining cilantro and add to soup at this time.

Tips: Next time you're grilling out chicken add a few extra pieces, dice and freeze. This soup tastes great with grilled chicken!

This is easily frozen (w/o pasta) and stored in large freezer bag. Just place directly from freezer into crockpot for slow cooking until dinner.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I have a recipe very similar to this on my blog. It has white beans in it. It's really good and very satisfying.