4.21.2010

herbed chicken and white bean soup

My daughter keeps asking me if I've posted this soup recipe yet. She loved it! This made me smile. This soup recipe reminds me of one I tore from a magazine several years ago. I can't find it anyplace. There were several quick and easy soups in that magazine. Such a bummer! Oh well, this is fairly close...I think.

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I know it looks rather simple but it actually smells divine with the thyme and rosemary simmering away on the stove. And the taste...Mmm.

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I like this recipe so much. It's easy like Sunday morning. Don't you just love that song?!

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And the Corn Parmesan biscuits just about stole the show! So Yummy!

Herbed Chicken and White Bean Soup
by theUngourmet

Serves about 4

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups cooked small white beans (I used navy beans)
1 cup fresh or frozen sliced carrots
2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (or thighs), cubed
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried crushed rosemary
kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup elbow macaroni
grated Parmesan cheese

In a medium sized pot or dutch oven, saute the garlic in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the stock, beans, carrots, chicken, herbs, salt, pepper and olive oil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add the pasta and cook until tender. Garnish with grated Parmesan.


Whole Wheat Corn and Parmesan Biscuits
by theUngourmet

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2/3 cup fine corn meal (I used pre-cooked white corn meal)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 stick cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
melted butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl combine flour, corn meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in the cold butter. Stir in the Parmesan. Stir in the milk. Place dough on a well floured board and knead about 8 times. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out biscuits using a glass or biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush top of biscuits with melted butter. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

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I hope you'll give this soup a try soon. Oh...and don't forget the biscuits! :)



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34 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

No wonder your daughter loves this soup. I would too. Please pass the muffins.
Sam

Jhonny walker said...

The soup looks simple..and that is how the best soups look. Simple. I can believe the aroma of thyme and rosemary...I am going to give this one a shot. Tonight. It is rainy and sad and this will help brighten things up so much :)

your daughter has fantastic taste in soup I must say :)

Joanne said...

If your daughter was asking about it hours after eating it, I know it must have been delicious! It certainly sounds it. Those biscuits look awesome! What a perfect pairing.

MaryMoh said...

I believe my children will like this soup and biscuit too. It looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Faith said...

Looks like your daughter has good taste -- this soup looks flavorful and hearty! The biscuits are really the perfect pairing!

Jenn said...

I am going to be trying me some of those biscuits!!!

Soupylicious is the word that comes to mind right now. It's really cloudy and drizzly here in LA soup definitely on the menu.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ooo this is so perfect for us...we are headed to winter and I've been looking around for just this type of soup..thank you darling.

The biscuits look fab and yes I love that song.
xxx DJ

Kristin said...

We had white beans tonight...but mine didn't look as good. Ah ha ha

Kim said...

First of all - I love Lionel Ritchie:D

Second of all, the soup looks amazing, thick, hearty and delicious. I will save this recipe for when I get my bean cravings (which happens regularly)!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love the white bean soup! Parmesan biscuits sound fantastic too.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I would love this soup too!

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Julie said...

What a wonderful soup! My dtr is learning to love beans a little more as time goes by, I think she would love this.
I DO love this song :)

TKW said...

Sounds delicious and healthy! I could use some on this rainy morning!

yummy recipes said...

what a rich recipe..it's full of every thing I like.
thanks for sharing :)

Sophie said...

What a healthy & tasty soup this is!!

i also love the biscuits on the side! yummmm!

teresa said...

oh my goodness, i want to eat that tonight! it's gorgeous!

Jeannie said...

Delicious and healthy! Easy to cook too... the soup not the biscuits, that would take a while to put together!:P

Bob said...

Sounds fantastic, especially with the biscuits. Heh, I know plenty of parents who would love to have their kids love something like this!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from SITS! This looks great!

Stella said...

This type of soup is why I live to eat! This looks so scrumptious yet still wholesome. I'm copying this recipe...I think I even have dry white beans-going to check it out now.
Oh, and I love your blog by the way!

tasteofbeirut said...

Kim

I have made white bean soup before but not with chicken and I agree with you, it is delicious! Next time I want to try your version! Those biscuits, oh my, how can anyone resist homemade biscuits with some cornmeal! I know I can't!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

What a great looking meal! Those biscuits with this soup sound so awesome. Whole wheat, butter & parmesan, very nice! Rosemary and thyme are so fragrant and add so much to a pot of soup. xo

5 Star Foodie said...

The soup sounds divine with white beans, yum!

Bellini Valli said...

It is easy to see why this soup would be well-loved.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a delicious soup! Love those tasty biscuits too! They are the perfect, comfort food match.

jacqueline said...

I am a huge fan of soup! This one looks really yummi! I am going to give this a try! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Juliana said...

Oh! What a nice soup with white beans, they are my favorite beans...and great combination with the biscuit :-)

noble pig said...

That looks so hearty and warming!

Connie Weiss said...

I love white bean soup. And Easy Like a Sunday Morning was the first song I ever danced to with my husband.

jenjen said...

That looks so good. It would be perfect for today -- it was freezing here!

I hope you are doing well! I am sorry I have been such a flaky friend lately. I love your blog!

XOXO
Jen

Olive said...

this looks like my fave macaroni soup, I will try adding white beans, cheese and herbs next time I make it..love the biscuit too..Lionel Ritchie reminds me of my aunts, they love him! :)

sweetlife said...

thank your daughter..this looks amazing, wow and the biscuit, yes they did steal the show--oh lionel how I love all your songs

sweetlife

sewa mobil di surabaya said...

i can't imagine how it feels, it is certainly very delicous and tempting.
so yummy of course

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I wish we were neighbors, then I could come over for dinner.

Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

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