One Pot, Cuppa This, Cuppa That, Veggie, Chicken Soup Chopped

This combo of veggies, chicken herbs and spices will have you going back for seconds. Make a big pot of comfort food Soup Chopped. It’s easy, healthful and so slurpable!
When the weather outside is frightful...Make soup! On Pot, Cuppa this, Cuppe that, Veggie, Chicken Soup Chopped The Kitchen Chopper

One Pot, Cuppa this, Cuppa that, Veggie, Chicken Soup Chopped

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When the weather outside is frightful…Make Soup Chopped. Cuppa this, Cuppa that and you have a warm and satisfying “Balanced Meal in a Bowl”. Everyone loves soup! Even the kiddos!

One thing I’ve come to love about making homemade soup is that you don’t have to drive yourself crazy about exact quantities and specific ingredients. My soups are usually a grand variety of veggies, grains and proteins. This is why soup fits so snuggly into The Chopped Diet way of eating. If I’m stumped on what to make for dinner…Soup comes to mind. Your refrigerator dictates what will go into your soup. Leftovers can turn into a “Soupberb” dinner. For me, tonight, I had a huge variety of veggies. So why not make a big steaming pot of veggie soup. Leftover chicken and cooked quinoa provided plenty of protein. I even snuck in some sauerkraut to add a boost of probiotics!

Eat This Why?…Choppertunity:
Sauerkraut
Lemon Juice
Rainbow of Vegetables

If you have other veggies in your fridge, by all means use them up. If I’d had some Kale I would have stirred it in. If you don’t have fresh lemon juice for the tangy finish, use red wine vinegar. It’ll work perfectly.

I keep thinking up wonderful advantages to soup making…here’s another. Don’t have leftover chicken. Use Chopped uncooked Chicken Breast. The chicken will have plenty of time to cook through.

Keep this vegetarian and omit the chicken. Or sub in white beans. Use veggie broth for the liquid.

Make it ahead. Another thing to love about soup. It’s just as scrumptious the next day. Sometimes even better. The flavors mingle and intensify. We always have leftovers, so I know this for sure.
When the weather outside is frightful...Make soup! On Pot, Cuppa this, Cuppe that, Veggie, Chicken Soup Chopped The Kitchen Chopper
Ya gotta love Soup!

I tried a new technique for this soup, just to see if I could save myself from cleaning a bowl. Like this recipe really needs to be easier! I just Chopped/Dropped all the ingredients into the soup pot. First the oil, then the onion and garlic. From then it was just what I grabbed and chopped. I kept the heat on medium so nothing would burn and stirred often. I added the seasonings after all the veggies were in the pot. After 15 minutes of cooking I added the next layer of ingredients which included the broth etc. I let this “aromatic pot of yummy” simmer away for 30 minutes and yea…I had a “one pot” wonder Chopped.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50 hour

Yield: 6 – 8 Servings

Soup Pot Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Red or Brown Onion, Chopped
3 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
1 cup Chopped Mushrooms. I used Brown, but use what you like.
1 cup Chopped Carrot
1 Red Pepper, Chopped. I actually had some leftover roasted Red Pepper, so I used it up.
2 cups Chopped Green Beans
1/4 cup Chopped Sun Dried Tomatoes
2 teaspoons, Dried, Rubbed Sage
2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Now Add:
6 cups chicken or veggie broth
8 oz. Chicken, Chopped.
1 cup cooked Quinoa. Any cooked grain would do.
Now Add:
Juice of one Whole Lemon

Zing Factor:
1 cup Sauerkraut, Chopped. No need to rinse, just drain.

Soup Pot Ingredient Prep:

Heat a Soup Pot to medium heat. Add the Oil, Onion and Garlic. Stir to coat. Add to the pot, the ingredients up to and including the pepper as you chop them. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the veggies are soft.
Now Add: Broth, Chicken, Quinoa and if desired, the Zing Factor. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. This reduces the liquid a bit and intensifies the flavors.

When the soup is done, add the lemon juice. Check for seasonings. More salt? More pepper? When you’re satisfied serve it up in pretty bowls, then…
“Get Your Spoons Ready!”

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56 Responses to One Pot, Cuppa This, Cuppa That, Veggie, Chicken Soup Chopped

  1. This soup looks so delicious and very comforting! Perfect for the cold weather.

  2. I love veggie soup in the winter! This looks very tasty.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous! Proper hearty comfort food, this! Yum! :)

  4. Diane says:

    I love your chopped recipes and the zing factors you put in them. I find myself thinking about zing factors when I make recipes now. You are so good for me KC! This chopped soup with sauerkraut looks zippy and delicious!

    • adminKC says:

      Oh that is so sweet of you, Diane. Soup is a fantastic way to eat sauerkraut. I just added some in a “spur of the moment” version last night.

  5. I’d like a couple cuppas o’ this soup!

  6. Chicken Soup is definitely comfort food in a bowl for me during the winter season! Love all the flavors and textures in this delicious soup!

  7. Tara says:

    Lots of great ingredients make this soup fabulous, nicely done!!

  8. Katerina says:

    This is definitely a winner soup! So warm and filling and super tasty!

  9. What a deliciously hearty soup. Perfect to keep you warm during cold winter nights!

  10. Soup is good food, it’s my go-to meal. Homemade soup is nutritious and filling and your recipe looks so delicious – I can’t wait to give it a try!

  11. LydiaF says:

    Wow I love the bright splash of lemon in this soup. I think we’d like the sauerkraut, too. Great way to use up a can after a hot dog fantasy night :)

  12. Thank you for linking up at the LET’S GET REAL LINK PARTY #121. Pinned, tweeted.

  13. I love tossing together soup from the freezer. This is a great yummy winter soup!

  14. I love soup, especially when it’s down right frightful outdoors. I love how this is so balanced yet pure comfort food.

    • adminKC says:

      Thanks Heidy. We don’t have really bad weather here in SoCal, but it has been rather chilly and very windy. So to us, it’s “frightful”! :)

  15. This makes the weather outside not so frightful! Yummers!

    • adminKC says:

      Exactly. We have finally got the chilly weather just in time for Christmas. We rode yesterday in Malibu and it was really windy and cold. Brrrr! :)

  16. Love the title. My grandmother used that wording when you asked her what went into the recipe.

    • adminKC says:

      Really!! Thanks so much for letting me know. I wasn’t sure that maybe it only referred to coffee as in Cuppa Joe. But it seemed so right for soup. :) Have a lovely day, Patty.

  17. Cathy says:

    This looks delicious, I love chopped soups! Yum
    Cathy

  18. What a perfect ‘cuppa soup’ and I wish I had big bowl of it right now because I’m pretty chilly (don’t get to say that too often).

    • adminKC says:

      I know, right? We rode this afternoon and it only got up to 57 degrees in Playa del Rey. Pretty chilly for us SoCalites!

  19. All sounds good to me! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our MM Pinterest Board! Have a great week!
    Kim

  20. I love a good big bowl of soup, especially during the colder weather, this sounds delicious, love the idea to add sauerkraut!

    • adminKC says:

      Thanks Joy. It’s pretty nippy now here in SoCal so soup is always on my mind. For me, soup is one of the best ways to get sauerkraut into our dishes. I hope you’ll try it.

  21. Heidi says:

    You’ve described exactly how I make soup — or sometimes really a porridge when the grain soaks up much of the liquid. The turkey carcass yielded 26 cups of stock — all in the freezer in 2-cup containers. With frozen cooked turkey in 1-cup containers in the freezer, too, it’s really easy to throw together a turkey/veg/grain soup at the drop of a hat. The most recent one was turkey/veggie/bulgur soup. Black pepper was the zing.

    Since our stove top burners are a bit hard to keep at a simmer, once the soup is at a boil, I toss the pot, covered, in the oven to simmer away until the grains are ready.

    • adminKC says:

      I love that idea. I wish I had a freezer big enough to accommodate all the goodies I’d like to freeze. I agree about the “porridge”. It does get thick sometimes. Then I call it a stew! :) Thanks so much for all the input and great cooking ideas you share with me. Always appreciated, Heidi!

  22. I could go for a big cuppa this soup right now! 😉 Perfect healthy soup for the winter months!

  23. I love using odds and ends in soups and stews. It’s such a money saver and a great way to reduce waste.

  24. Great recipe KC! I love all the fresh ingredients.

  25. Looks hearty and love it’s so colorful as well.

  26. Soup looks like it packed with so many good things.

  27. One cup of this and one cup of that make the best soups!

  28. I never thought about adding that zing factor at the end. What a good idea!

    • adminKC says:

      Since I’m not a huge fan of Sauerkraut, I had to figure out way to eat it every day. It’s so healthful and The Chopped is the perfect delivery system. Thanks so much for stopping by, Denise!

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