One Pot Meal-Italian Sausage, Potato & Broccoli

Who doesn’t love a One Pot Meal?I absolute love them because they’re quick, you get to throw everything in one pot and everybody gets full! WINNING!Today I’m sharing a meal that I create in many variations.I hoe you use this recipe to motivate your creativity and of course fill your family’s belly.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Cooking Channel: Chicken & Broccoli Soup Recipe (Video Included)

It’s still a bit chili here in the Chi-Town area and I look for any excuse to cook up a pot of soup. A few of the many reasons I enjoy cooking soup…

Chicken & Broccoli Soup

  1. They’re stress free to cook.
  2. There’s a million and one varieties of soup.
  3. We always have leftovers.
  4. Can freeze for later.
  5. It’s warming to your cold freak’n soul when it’s 0 below outside!

This Chicken & Broccoli soup recipe you can print out for later or watch along with the video that’s embedded below at the very end of this post.

Let’s get this soup started, right!

Ingredients:

2.5 lbs. Chicken Tenders cut into small cube size pieces

2 cups Broccoli Florets

1 large Chopped Onion

64 oz. Chicken Broth

Rosemary

Basil

Bay Leaves

Old Bay Seasoning

1/4 cup flour & water (at the end to thicken your soup)

Chicken & Broccoli Soup Ingredients

 

We’re going to start off with a nice size pot or stockpot to cook our soup in.  Add in some Olive Oil and allow it to heat without burning.

Chicken & Broccoli Soup Stockpot with olive oil

While your olive oil is heating we’re going to season our chicken with the Old Bay season, Basil & Rosemary and mix it up well.

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Now, we’re going to add our onions to the pot.
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Sauteed your onions and allow them to get beautifully golden brown around the edges.

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Once your onions have become translucent in color we’re going to add the chicken and allow it to cook thoroughly.

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Now it’s time to add in our chicken broth.

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Stir it in, place lid on pot and allow it to come to a full boil.

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Once it’s reached a full boil turn the heat down low and allow it to simmer 1 hour.  After your soup has simmered for one hour we’re going to add in the broccoli.  Stir in your broccoli and place lid back on pot and allow it to cook for another 20 minutes.

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When those 20 minutes are up we’re going to add in something to thicken up our soup.  I use a flour and water mixture.  Take 1/4 cup flour…

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and add 1/4 cup of cold water.

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When I add my water to my mixture I add it gradually.  If the paste is too thick I add more water until I get it the proper consistency.  Like the paste below is too thick.

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so I added more water

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Stir it up well and try to remove as many lumps as possible.

 

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Next add it to your soup and stir in continuously.  This will make sure that it doesn’t clump up in your soup.

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At this time we’re going to add in 2 Bay Leaves.  You’re going to also taste your broth and see do you need to add in any of those previous ingredients.  If so, add them in at this time to taste, cover with lid and cook for 10 additional minutes, turn off eye and allow to rest.

Last thing to do is to serve up some of this warm deliciousness.

Chicken & Broccoli Soup

 

What’s one of your favorite soups this time of year?

 

Here’s the video I promised that you can feel free to watch and/or cook along with.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Monthly Recipe Swap with Momma Young at Home: Chicken, Kale & Broccoli

 

 

I’m so excited to be teaming up with Anjanette from mommayoungathome.com on a Monthly Recipe Swap.  At the end of every month we’ll share the recipes we’ve swapped with each other.  As we get to enjoy one another’s good ole home cooked meals make sure you snatch up 1,2,3 or all of the recipes we share with you and link up your recipe below.

If you haven’t been over to mommayoungathome.com make sure you check out her lovely blog where she shares home, family, crafts an you guessed it FOOD!  If i’m not mistaking I met Anjanette a couple years ago through her blog and social media.  It usually takes me a minute to click with people, but with Anj it was instant.  She’s a wonderful wife, mom, blogger and one I can consider a blog friend.

Let’s get to the deliciousness!

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Let me first start off by saying that my first encounter with Kale wasn’t a good one.  I used it in a smoothie a couple summers ago and wasn’t impressed.  When Anj had it in her recipe I put aside all fears and was excited about trying it a different way.  This is what you’ll need for the recipe. At the end I added more kale, soy sauce, chicken broth and some cornstarch and water to thicken up my sauce.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp Oil (I used olive oil)
Recipe called for chicken cutlets I used 4-5 chicken breast and cut them in half.
1/2 Cup diced red pepper
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
2 tbsp low salt soy sauce ( at the end I added more)
1 cup broccoli (cut small and lightly steamed)
4 kale leaves sliced ( I added more Kale later because it was too good)

 

Directions:
In oil brown chicken.

 

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before chicken is completely cooked add red pepper,  garlic salt, pepper, soy and simmer.

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Add Broccoli and cut Kale.

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Cover and let simmer for for 3 more minutes max.

Possible Suggestions.   Wisk a teaspoon of cornstarch to chicken stock and add to mixture for a thickening sauce.  Plate over rice or quinoa.

I did use Anj’s possible suggestions by adding chicken broth and the cornstarch.  What I did was add the rest of my kale (chopped) to the skillet, added more soy (be careful not to add too much) and in a separate bowl I mixed about 2-3 tablespoons of cornstarch, cold water and mixed it until smooth.

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Then pour it in skillet, stir and let simmer until the rest of the kale is tender.  I plated it over a bed of pasta.

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This was so delicious!!!! I’m so glad I gave kale another try and can’t wait to pick up more when I go to the grocery store.  It was so funny because while I was cooking the smell and aroma was so good.  Felt like I was in Anjanette’s kitchen. LOL

 

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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