Salad Menu - Tangy Chicken and Tomato Soup

Tangy Chicken and Tomato Soup

It's finally the fall season! I don't know about you but this summer felt very long. I'm definitely ready for more sweaters, rain and autumn foods such as this Tangy Chicken and Tomato Soup. Soups are good to eat because they are made from fresh vegetables and packed with so much nutrition like dietary fiber (onion health benefit) and  protein (health benefit of chicken). Besides nutrition, soups are also low in fat and so filling! One serving of this soup can help treat common cold because of the large amount of vitamin C in it. Stay warm and healthy this fall!

Ingredients

For the Meatballs: 

  • 1 pound of ground chicken thighs
  • 1/2 grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon of cooked white rice

Bullion: 

  • Any pieces of chicken to boil and make bullion (won’t use the chicken in rest of soup)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Salt

For the rest of Soup: 

  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • Pepper and Salt to taste
  • 2 grated Carrots
  • 1 Can of Italian seasoned chopped or halves tomato
  • 6 Potatoes, cut into small pieces
  • Handful of Dill

How To:

  • In a medium size pot add some chicken pieces ( I usually use thighs or breast, I had drumsticks on hand this time) and fill it up with water, leaving about an inch and a half from the top of pot.
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon of salt
  • Boil for 30 mins, drain the bullion into a bowl or another pot, this is what you will be using for the soup
  • Tip:While your bullion is boiling, you could prepare the rest of the ingredients 
  • Meatballs:
  • In a small bowl, add in ground chicken, salt, pepper, 1 egg, 1/2 grated onion
  • Boil in a small pot 1 tablespoon of rice, drain and add to the ground chicken
  • Mix well together
  • Vegetables: 

  • On a pan, add tablespoon of olive oil and Sauté onion, carrot for 5 mins or till onion becomes soft
  • Add in the can of Italian Seasoning Tomatoes (this is a easier way to get the italian tangy taste to the soup, you could use raw chopped tomatoes and add in some minced garlic, herbs and italian seasoning)
  • Sauté all together for 1 minute, turn off heat and stir in handful of freshly chopped dill
  • Bring it all together:

  • After the bullion is done, add potatoes into bullion and start boiling
  • When potatoes have started boiling, with a teaspoon make meatballs and add into the hot boiling bullion (it is important to have the bullion hot, or your meatballs will fall apart) 
  • After potatoes are cooked through, add in the vegetable mix you sautéed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bring to a boil, serve!