Chicken and Cannellini Bean Soup

On  a day when I lost my first clump of hair, and was generally feeling sorry for myself, a wonderful person, a cancer survivor and a mom of one of my most fantastic students  brought me this most delicious soup for dinner.  Thank you so much, Kristin for thinking of me — for reaching out […]

Chicken Soup with Chicken Meatballs and Tortellini

I’ll tell you — I made two soups for a family dinner one day, and my family wiped out this one and barely touched the other.  Now, I’m not sure if the other one was just awful — but THIS soup has been wiped out on three other occasions.  I.    Love.    It. Chicken […]

Chicken, Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tortilla Soup

Serves 6 to 8 2 T. vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. wild mushrooms, torn into bite-size pieces 1 t. ground cumin generous pinch Mexican oregano 2 poblanos, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced 6 c. chicken broth 1 c. cooked chicken, diced lime juice, to taste salt, to taste freshly […]

Golden Chicken, Corn & Orzo Soup

Serves 6 1 T. olive oil 2 large ribs celery, finely diced 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 pinch saffron threads 1/2 t. dried thyme 2 qt. homemade or low-salt chicken broth 2 c. finely diced or shredded cooked chicken (I used a supermarket rotisserie chicken) ½ c. orzo 1 c. frozen corn ¼ c. […]

Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

3 T. butter 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves(or equivalent in chicken thighs which we prefer), cut into bite-size pieces (1 1/2 pounds) 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlci cloves, minced 2 c. half and half 2 c. (8 oz.) shredded monterey jack cheese 2 (14 3/4 oz) cans cream-style corn 1 (4.5 oz) can […]

Tortilla Soup

Makes about 9 cups, serving 6Tortilla Strips : 8 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips 1 tablespoon vegetable oil table salt Soup : 2 split bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) or 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds), skin removed and well trimmed of excess fat 8 cups low-sodium […]