South Carolina has the most temperamental weather. Our seasons don’t match your typical kindergarten taught expectations. Our winters go from dry and cold, humid and windy or rain for days with temperatures going from 70s back down to 30s. Here is one of my household’s favorite rainy day recipes : Chicken Veggie Soup.
I’m big on seasonal meals (especially if it can be made in the crock pot) and one of our favorites around here this wonky winter has been chicken vegetable soup on the colder, rainy days like today for a good comfort food. My son’s Grandmother, knows a former chef who cooked for the Kennedy’s in the White House, and she made us a batch months ago. I picked through it to try and copy cat the recipe because it was heaven in your mouth.
I love this meal because it’s mostly dump and walk away and your home smells so good and my picky eaters get lots of different nutrients from vegetables they normally wouldn’t eat. MOM WIN!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2-3 chicken breasts
- Vegetable broth
- 1-2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 1 can or bag of spinach
- 1 can of black eyed peas
- 1 bag or can of okra
- Half a bag of frozen veggies (green beans, corn, peas, carrots)
- 1 russet potato
- Diced white onion
- Half a box of rotini noodles
Start by putting the chicken into the crock pot. Chop your potato into small bites and literally dump all of the ingredients into your crock pot. You can turn on low all day and when you stir before dinner, you’ll notice the chicken will shred into tiny strings because of how tender it is. Later, boil your noodles separate before eating and drain and stir in your noodles to give a hearty, thicker soup texture. Also, we love to make cornbread as a side and can eat on this meal for 2 days!
This is super easy and you can add your own seasonings and veggies as you please. Comment below if you try this and don’t forget to share for your family and friends on pinterest!! Enjoy your White House style veggie soup, y’all!
Soda City Mom – Ashley J.