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One of my favorites of the Seven Dwarfs is Sneezy. He’s just too cute! Poor Sneezy always has the sniffles, which makes him more endearing. And you know what? Your mom and grandmother were right! Chicken soup really does help you feel better when you’re feeling stuffy and sneezy yourself. I imagine Snow White would have made a giant a pot of hearty soup for Sneezy and the other Dwarfs.
This recipe is hearty and full of healthy veggies. It also has a little kick from fresh ginger and a good dose of garlic — both of which are good when you’re not feeling so hot. However, don’t think this soup is just for the times when you’re battling the sneezes and sniffles! It’s a great soup to make for an easy dinner or lunch, or any time you want a cup of delicious soup.
This recipe was inspired by another healthy recipe — Snow White’s Baked Magic Wishing Apples from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney! (A baked apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?) Check out the video below:
Sneezy’s Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4″ slices
2 leeks, washed well, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4″ slices
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced or grated
8-10 cups low-sodium all-natural chicken or vegetable broth*
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 carrots, cut into 1/4″ slices
1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1″ cubes (peeled, if desired)
1 cup dry rotini pasta
2 cups kale or chard, tough ribs removed and roughly chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Heat olive oil in a large, 6-8 quart stockpot. Add the onion, celery, and leeks. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and starting to soften. Add the garlic and ginger. Saute for a few more minutes.
2. Add 8 cups of the chicken broth, chicken, carrots,sweet potatoes, and dried pasta to the stockpot. Bring just to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook, partially covered, for 10-15 minutes or until the carrots and sweet potatoes are just barely tender.
3. Add the chopped kale or chard and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes.
4. Add the extra stock if the soup is too thick. Taste and add salt and pepper, to taste.
Yield: 8 large servings
*When buying broth, look for one that doesn’t have added sugar, MSG, or other additives.
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