Friday, January 24, 2014

Chicken Quinoa Soup

I had to share this recipe for Chicken Quinoa Soup.  I made turkey noodle soup for my family a couple of days ago and because I am trying to cut back (out) white flour, I didn't want to eat any homemade noodles.  I had just bought 2 lbs of quinoa "pilaf" from a health food store. I have never eaten quinoa before and didn't know if I would like it, but thought I would substitute the noodles with it.

It turned out SO good. I actually liked it better than with noodles, but I think that's because there are herbs and spices (large chunks of peppercorns, dried onion, parsley and garlic) in the quinoa that I bought, which added great flavour to the soup.  It is called "Western Medley" by the company, Dan-D-Pak.



1/2 onion chopped
1 stalk of celery chopped
1 carrot sliced (I used 1/4 c dehydrated carrots.
10 sliced mushrooms (optional)

in 2 tsp coconut oil.

Once cooked, add

1/4 c quinoa, 1 tsp chicken soup base and 1/4c + 2 Tbsp water.  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 mins.  When time is done, take off heat and let sit for 5 mins.  This was the directions for the quinoa I bought, but I think they might be different for regular quinoa. Just cook according to your package.

Then add 2 tsp dried parsley, salt & pepper, 1 c chopped, cooked chicken and 1 1/2 litres of chicken stock.  Cook until hot.

Makes 4 pints (about 8 cups) of soup.  I froze the jars, so when I make soup for the fam, I can take out one of these and enjoy!

By the way, did you notice I stored the soup in canning jars?  I have started doing this because;

1.  Glass is not as toxic as used sour cream containers (which is what I tend to use).
2.  I can see what is in the jars and totally not forget what I have in the fridge.  This is HUGE for me. We waste so much food because I forget about it.
3. Glass jars are safe for the freezer, as long as you leave 1 - 2 inches of head space.
4. You can warm up the contents right in the jar.
5.  I have so many jars, why not use them.
6.  And ... I love the the way they look!

This post is linked up to; Sunny Simple Life


  1. Yummy, this looks and sounds so good! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! My husband grew up in Alberta. I'm originally from the States (Florida). Learning to love Canada, not the looong winters so much though. Lol

    1. Oh, I enjoyed your blog and it's so nice to find more people in Canada. I know this winter is getting long and you guys are really getting hit with cold right now, BUT it will end and spring WILL come. Praise God!