Although the temperatures are in the mid-70s this week, San Diego is always up and down and it is hard to predict what the weather will be like a few days from now. Last week there were a few days where the sky was cloudy and gray, it was very chilly, and it almost seemed like it was going to rain. And you know what rain and clouds mean – soup night!
I love making soups because it is so easy. Just go to the store, grab some chicken broth, a whole cooked chicken, and a bunch of your favorite vegetables. Boom! A delicious soup.
For this tasty soup, I used one large carton of chicken broth and the rest was water and chicken boullion cubes. This way you can adjust the flavor and saltiness of the broth by adding more water or boullion. A rotisserie chicken was broken apart for the protein portion of the soup. The rest was vegetables – carrots, red potatoes, celery, green beans, onion, corn, garlic. And last but not least, your seasonings – black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
Heat up your broth, adding in the vegetables that need to cook longer first, like the potatoes, carrots and celery. Once all your vegetables have cooked through to your liking, add the chicken and spices. Cook until heated. Soups like this are so easy. Enjoy!