A few weeks ago I wanted some chicken soup. Yes it’s the summer but I didn’t want any chicken soup I wanted some hearty soup. One of our local restaurants Carolina Kitchen makes a very similar soup and I wanted to try my hand at it. Truthfully it is one of those fall soups, a winter kind, or even a rainy day kind of soup but if you’re a foodie… You can eat soup anytime !!!
So…here it is…Jay’s take on her Rustic Chicken and Kale soup with Smoked Sausage
1/2 of a rotisserie chicken
1 onion diced
1 bag of chopped kale
1 large spoonful of minced garlic
2 cans of diced tomatoes
4-5 red potatoes diced
A few generous shakes of Mrs. Dash
2 quart sized containers of chicken broth
1 large piece of smoked polish smoked kielbasa (turkey or pork)
Step 1: Chop your rotisserie chicken into bite sized pieces.
Step 2: Cut your onions into small pieces as well.
Step: Chop your red potatoes into bite sized pieces.
Step 4: Add 2-3 cans of diced tomatoes to a large pot.
Step 5: Add all the above ingredients to your pot.
Step 6: Add 2 containers of chicken broth (low sodium if possible)
Step 7: Add your seasonings and stir well on medium heat until all seasonings have been added and taste savory 🙂
Step 8: Allow the above ingredients to simmer for at least :30 on low to medium heat and then slowly add your chopped kale after you have cleaned it well under running cold water and a few dashes of salt to clean the leaves. Make sure you get in the crevices well to ensure you have gotten all the dirt, debris, and any little worms out.
Step 9: Allow your soup to simmer well until your greens are wilted and all ingredients are cooked. Potatoes should be soft, chicken should be moist, and onions should be translucent. From there you should closely monitor your pot and ensure all of your ingredients are cooked well. Your pot should cook for about an hour on a slow to medium heat.
Step 10: From there you can grab your favorite bowl and eat with a crusty piece of french bread with sweet cream and a cup of hot tea…yes even in the summertime 🙂
Bon Appetite !