Everyone needs to have a quick and easy chicken soup recipe in their arsenal. Sancocho is my default, but sometimes I just want old fashioned chicken soup. This is one of my favorites. It is super easy to make and is a perfect way to heal a broken heart or ameliorate a cold.
5 cups low sodium chicken broth (if you have homemade use that instead)
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 thinly sliced carrots
1 stalk celery, chopped
3 tbsp white rice
1 cup sliced mushrooms (use your favorite kind)
1/2 cup frozen peas
Chopped parsley to taste
1 chopped potato
Bring the broth to a boil.
Add the chicken, celery, carrots, rice and potatoes.
Bring flame to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove the chicken and let cool.
Bring flame to low heat & cook for another 15 minutes.
Dice the chicken.
Add the mushrooms & peas to the broth and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add chicken and serve. Season with parsley.