Chicken and Bulgur Stew
Bulgur wheat makes chicken soup a bit more hearty....this soup is thick and lemony and a favorite comfort food of ours. Bulgur can be found in the bulk section of health food stores.
1 small onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 medium carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, diced
10 cups chicken stock*
juice of two small lemons
2 chicken breast**
1 cup bulgur wheat (use less if you want it to be more "soupy" rather than thick and stew-like)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
s&p to taste
chopped parsley to top it off
Saute onion, carrots, and celery in a large pot with a bit of olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook a few minutes more. Add remaining ingredients, and bring soup to a low boil, and then reduce heat and let simmer for a few hours.
*My chicken stock was homemade, and was already very well seasoned with herbs and spices. If you're using canned stock, you may have to add a bit more of your favorite dried herbs.
**If you want a quick soup, add cooked chicken to your soup, and simmer for 30 minutes or so to let the flavors combine.
Top with fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!
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Laughing at: Arrested Development. Watching the three seasons over and over and over never gets old.
Seeing: green grass!!! It's poking up everywhere.
Hearing: Ingrid is singing me lullabies right now. The kids' favorite song this week is 1983 (hey, that's when I was born, and I'm sure that's how my parents dressed.)
Smelling: a breeze. we opened up the windows yesterday.
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