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Chicken Soup with Broccoli and Cauliflower

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Chicken Soup with Broccoli and Cauliflower
by James Belardo

It’s rare that we cook without a starch in mind but this soup is hearty enough and most definitely comforting enough that you may not need a starch. If you really wanted, this would be a good occasion to break out some crusty Italian bread.

Ingredients
2-3 chicken breasts cut into chunks around 1.5-inch square
1 head broccoli, cut into small pieces (cut some of the stalks into small pieces, if you like)
1 small head cauliflower, cut into small pieces (cut some of the stalks into small pieces, if you like)
1 small white onion (spanish or vidalia), cut
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
1-2 carrots, sliced
1 cup white wine (Pinot Grigio)
olive oil
4 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
4 cups water
1/2 lemon, juice
2-3 bay leaves
Salt and Pepper – to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Directions
1. Marinate chicken in 1 cup wine and 1-2 tbsp olive oil
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2. Remove chicken and let drain, reserve marinade. Season chicken with salt and pepper
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3. Sauté the onions, garlic and optional hot pepper flakes in 2-3 tbsp olive oil
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4. when onions show signs of transparency, toss in the chicken, mix well.
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5. When the chicken is cooked, toss in any bits and pieces of the broccoli and cauliflower stalks. Let cook for 5-10 minutes allowing the stalks to soften.
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6. Add the reserved marinade and let come to a simmer
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7. Add a cup of water and let come to a simmer
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8. add the bay leaves and a cup of chicken stock and let come to a simmer
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9. Continue adding the remaining liquid a single cup of water followed by the stock allowing to return to a simmer each time. This would be 3 cups of water and 3 cups of stock.
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10. Taste frequently, add salt and pepper, when the taste is to your liking add the cut carrots and let cook for about 5 minutes
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11. add the carrots and let return to a simmer
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11. add the cauliflower flowerettes and let return to a simmer
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12. add the broccoli flowerettes and let return to a simmer
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13. add the lemon juice and let cook until all the veggies are tender
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14. before serving, add some chopped flat-leaf parsley
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

December 11, 2017 at 4:35 PM

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