So, how does one get an equally nourishing chicken soup in a fraction of the time and effort? We simmered bone-in chicken breast (the bone flavors the broth) and cooked the vegetables just a few minutes until they’re tender. Parsnips and fresh dill add a delicate sweetness. Cook, relax, and enjoy!
What you'll need: 12 oz bone-in chicken breast
8 oz chicken broth
1 clove garlic
2 medium carrots
2 medium parsnips
2 celery stalks
3 oz ditalini pasta
¼ oz fresh dill
freshly ground black pepper
Equipment: medium pot
Recipe steps: 1. Poach chicken
Combine chicken (remove skin if necessary), broth, 4 cups water, and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel and finely chop garlic. Trim ends from scallions and cut into 1-inch pieces. Peel and slice carrots and parsnips into rounds (cut in half first if thick). Cut celery in half lengthwise then chop.
Add scallions, garlic, carrots, celery, and parsnips to pot and simmer, partially covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Remove chicken. Let cool, then shred meat into bite-size pieces.
Meanwhile, return broth to a low boil and add ditalini; simmer until al dente, 8 minutes.
Stir in chicken and season soup with salt and pepper. Garnish soup with dill leaves and tender stems. Enjoy!