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Monday, November 14, 2011

Allergy Friendly Chicken Soup

Who doesn't love a good chicken soup?  Normally this comforting taste of home features carrots and onions, but we need to avoid these.  I wish the boys weren't allergic to carrots, but all three of them are... I never heard of such a thing until we were tested!  If you take the carrots out of chicken soup, you are left with a pot of anemic-looking pasta and chicken, which isn't very appetizing, no matter how good it smells :)

To make our soup more interesting-looking, I added a beautiful yellow beet and some sliced leeks.  The beets are sweet, just like the carrots would be, and the leeks add a lovely splash of dark green color.  Dill is my favorite dried herb... the smell of it makes me think of farm stands for some reason!  I poached my chicken in a separate pot before I added it to the broth.  This way the scum stays behind, and the poaching makes the chicken mouth-wateringly moist and tender.  This soup can be made with completely organic ingredients, which boosts its reputation as an excellent supporter of good health!

Allergy Friendly Chicken Soup

3 chicken breasts, poached then diced
4 cups chicken broth
1 yellow beet, peeled diced
1 large leek, sliced
1 Tbsp dried dill
1 - 2 cups dry rice pasta
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes, or until pasta and beets are tender.  Makes about 4 servings.

Shared with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Real Food 101 at Ruth's Real Food and the Homestead Barn Hop at the Prairie Homestead and Make Your Own Monday at Nourishing Treasures and Hunk of Meat Monday at Beyer Beware and Mingle Monday at Add A Pinch and On The Menu Monday at The Stone Gable and Homemaker Monday at 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven and Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Gluten Free Wednesday at the Gluten Free Homemaker and Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet and Sunday Night Soup Night at Easy Natural Food.


  1. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  2. So simple and so healthy! I love golden beets, great idea to add them. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night. I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!