Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Sugar snap peas add crunch to this comforting soup. The J. Alexander's Restaurant in Troy , MI uses penne pasta, but macaroni would also work well. rich and creamy, and full of goodies!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1 cup shredded carrot (about 2 medium)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 6 cups chicken stock or 6 cups canned low sodium chicken broth
- 1 1⁄2 cups half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken tenders, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 cup penne pasta
- 1⁄4 lb sugar snap pea, halved diagonally
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium heat.
- Add mushrooms, celery, carrots and onion.
- Cook until celery and onion are tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add flour and cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Gradually mix in chicken stock.
- Bring soup to simmer, stirring frequently.
- Add half and half and chopped parsley and simmer 5 minutes.
- Add chicken tenders and simmer until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- (Chicken soup can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate.) Cook penne pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite.
- Drain pasta.
- Bring chicken soup to simmer.
- Mix in cooked pasta and sugar snap peas and simmer 2 minutes.
- Mix in lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper.
I guess we're relly slow up here! Cut this out of the food section of our paper about 3 weeks ago,and made it last night. Didn't know it'd been here awhile. We all liked it - especially my daughter-she loved that broth! I didn't add the lemon juice but I did add a decent anount of dried thyme leaves,and I think that added a lot to the flavor.Definitely naking it again when autumn comes around again - still waiting for spring! Thanks.
This is a wonderful soup Bev. I followed your directions exactly and I thought it tasted so yummy. Very comforting and I served with salad and homemade rolls. I will make this more often when the weather cools off. Thanks for posting this.
Started to rate it a 4*. But after adding 4 chicken bouillon cubes it was a 5*. HERE's WHY: My stock was made by adding (while boiling the chicken) some wine, chicken, worchestershire, veggies, spices, garlic and a few other things. So afer the first bowl we then added the cubes (mixed with 1/2 cup of water) to the soup pot and it was great! Next time I think we will just use the CANS of broth instead. Anyway, after the cubes it was perfect! (I HAD PROBABLY LEFT SOMETHING OUT OF THE STOCK)