We have all been there. It is between pay days or you just did not want to go grocery shopping when you knew you should have. It happens, but what in the world do you make your family for dinner? I always have a couple of items available in my pantry no matter the time of month or time of year. One of those products is Swanson Broth, mostly chicken. Not too long ago Swanson introduced a new line of broth to their already extended family including a Unsalted Broth (in Chicken and Beef varieties) and Bottled Broth (in Chicken Broth and Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth varieties).
If you have not seen their new Bottled Broth, this is perfect! I don’t know why it took someone so long to design broth in a bottle like this. Have you ever had a recipe that called for a certain amount of broth? Or maybe you want to know exactly how much broth you have left. The new Bottled Broth is for those times. It has an easy to read a measuring strip that goes up the side of the bottle, so you always know how much you have left or how much you have used. This afternoon my husband and I did not go to the grocery store like we do most days, so we were left with a little situation of what to make for dinner. There are some things that I always keep on hand in my pantry, and I was able to put together this incredible soup for the family.
Staples I always Have on Hand (what I used to make the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup):
- Swanson Bottled Broth
- Canned Veggies (corn, carrots & peas)
- Mashed Potatoe Mix
- Chicken Thighs
- Dehydrated Onion, Nutmeg, Parsley
Most of you, if you look, will also have these common items. Once you have everything together, it is time to create your base for the soup. What we did was to braise the chicken (three thighs because that is what we had) in the same stock pot that we are going to make the soup and just cooked it off for a bit.
Next, we then added two entire bottles of Swanson Bottled Broth Unsalted. Into the broth and chicken, we added all of our seasonings. This is the fun part really. Dash Here. Dash There. The fun thing about doing recipes like this is that really you do it to taste but if you need a recipe to follow there is one below.
Once the chicken was cooked about an hour and a half, we removed the chicken to let cool. We then added noodles and a cup of mashed potato mix (we had no potatoes). As the soup sits, it will get thicker. When the chicken was cool, I then picked the meat off the bone and added it to the pot. Lastly, we added the veggies which were one can of corn, carrots, and peas.
TADA!! You now have an excellent meal for your family using just about everything but the kitchen sink. This recipe came out fantastic, and you would never know that we were struggling to think of something for dinner. The best thing about this soup is that it will yield a good bit, meaning that you will be able to actually freeze some if you would like of have it for more dinners. BONUS!
It is always good to have a couple of products always on hand in your pantry and freezer, one being the Swanson Broth and other items that can easily be put together to make a meal.
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