Millet Chicken Vegetable Soup
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- 3 large potatoes
- 3 carrots, Diced
- 1 red onion, Large Dice
- 8 garlic cloves, Sliced
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 6 celery ribs, Diced
- 2 cups kernel corn
- 1 lb green beans, Cleaned
- 1 lb red beans, Soaked
- 2 cups millet, Raw
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 3 cups cooked chicken, Diced
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 jalapeno peppers, Cleaned and Diced
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Clean and dice Potatoes (peel if you want),and boil in slightly salted water for about 12 minutes. Add Carrots, Celery, Corn & Green Beans and boil for 3-4 more minutes. Drain.
- In a small sautee pan, sweat Onions. When translucent, add Garlic and Jalapeno, and continue to cook over medium low heat for about 3 minutes.
- Place Potatoes, blanched vegetables, and the Onion/Jalapeno/Garlic mix into an 8 quart stock pot over medium high heat. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
- Add Beans, Millet and spices. Simmer over medium low heat for at least 20 minutes.
- Add chicken and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes. If the Millet absorbs too much stock, add more to desired consistancy.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot.
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This a great soup. We liked the millet in it, but might halve it next time, so that it would absorb less liquid. I added an extra cup of broth, but there was still very little liquid. I used 1 tsp of the red pepper flakes and it gave it a nice kick, without being too spicy. I used only one tablespoon of oil and fresh sage. It is surprisingly flavorful with the few spices. This served 10 people generously. This is comfort food!
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