Chicken Broccoli Soup
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by Olga, on April 1, 2014

Cook Time: 75min
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1piece of a chicken breast
1 onion diced
1carrot sliced
1/2 of red pepper chopped
3 medium potatoes cut in bite size pieces
1 cup of broccoli florets
1 clove of garlic minced
1 inch of ginger, pilled
3 table spoons of oil
1/2 cup of Ranch dressing
1 table spoon your favorit cheese, shredded

This broccoli soup made of chicken breast and vegetables. I added the ranch dressing at the end, which brought the unique flavor to the soup.

IMG_1717In 2 quarts of water bring to a boil chicken breast,  skim off the foam that formes on the top.

Add carrot, ginger, couple of bay leaves and half of onion.
Reduce heat and simmer for about  30-40 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

IMG_1729Meanwhile, heat 3 table spoons of oil in a skillet and saute remaining onion, carrot and red pepper, until slightly tender. Add minced garlic and continue saute just until it releases the fragrance.

IMG_1733Add potato and vegetables to the soup. Cook for 15 minutes, until potato is tender.

IMG_1736Add broccoli and ranch dressing and turn the heat off.

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Discard bay leaves. Serve soup hot with toast of bread or croutons. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

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