This is another one of those soups that fills your house with good smells for the rest of the day! When I made this soup, the beautiful smells wafted all through my tiny two bedroom suite and apparently they never left! I woke up the next morning and I could still smell this soup! I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I like how simple this soup is, yet it has a great balance between the spice of the jalapeno, the acidity of the tomatoes and the creaminess of the milk. I found this originally on pioneer women’s website (I idolize that woman!) but I sometimes find she is a bit heavy handed when it comes to oils and fats… so this is my skinnified version of her recipe. I hope these lovely smells begin wafting in your kitchen soon!
- 1 cup Vermicelli tagliati noodles (the type in Lypton Noodle Soup)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts
- 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 3 carrots, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 whole fresh jalapenos, diced
- 1 can (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons oregano
- 2 tablespoons basil
- Parmesan cheese shavings, for serving
- Cook pasta in a pot according to package directions, I prefer to under cook it, so they don’t get soggy when reheated. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool.
- Place chicken in a large pot or dutch oven and cover in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer chicken, covered, for 30 minutes. Turn off heat and leave covered for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and shred meat.
- Dice canned tomatoes and return them to their juice. Set aside.
- Either pour off chicken broth into a separate container or use a new pot to saute onion, garlic, carrots, celery, oregano, basil and jalapenos in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, tomatoes with their juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add cooked pasta, and milk. Stir to combine. Turn off heat.
- Serve with Parmesan sprinkled on the top 🙂