Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Quick Chicken Meatball Soup

     It's fall!  That means soup weather must be here soon, right?  It is cooler--at work at least.  My office has been so chilly lately that I've been craving hot tea, cocoa, coffee, and, you guessed it, soup!  I wanted soup so much that I came home today and made a quick and easy soup.

     I heated up chicken broth in a saucepan and added a finely chopped yellow onion and two, large, finely-chopped garlic cloves.  I made chicken meatballs with ground chicken, a small amount of breadcrumbs, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, parsley, and salt & pepper.  I brought the broth up to a boil and added the uncooked meatballs.  I reduced the broth to a simmer and let the meatballs cook for 15 minutes.  Then I added a package of Kale Salad from the grocery store.  It was mostly chopped kale with a little copped purple cabbage.  I let the soup simmer for another 15 minutes until the meatballs were cooked through and the veggies were cooked but still firm.

     The soup turned out well, and I really enjoyed the broth and veggies especially.  The meatballs were tasty, but the texture was a little dense.  It made 4 servings so I'll have more to enjoy over the next few days.  Even if the outdoor temps aren't soup weather, at least I know my soup will warm me up in my chilly office.