Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Years Resolution #562 - Eat Healthy

[I am always one of those gals that gets Cilantro & Italian Parsley mixed up!]

I am really, really trying to get out of the habit of eating out every other night. Not only is it draining to my pocketbook, but my selections aren't always that stellar. I like recipes that call for as little steps as possible, and don't take all day to cook. Last night, I decided to hone in on my culinary skills [or lack thereof], and try out a new recipe. It was cold, dark, gloomy, and raining so I decided to make Chicken Veggie soup w/Lime & Cilantro, sans homemade chicken broth. 

Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:

Green Onions
Russet Potatoes
Ground Coriander Seed

  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3/4 pound carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 15-ounce can golden hominy, drained I am not a hominy eater, so I omitted this from the recipe
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Place chicken, broth, potatoes, carrots and coriander in large pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes. Add hominy, green onions, cilantro and lime juice and simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.
I leave the skin on the potatoes, and cut medium size chunks


  1. AHHHHH Im here for the FRESH post!! I love it!! And a great write!! I love the pics, how the hell do you make limes look so good!! And look at you making flippin recipes!! Is ur butt gonna have a cookbook next!! lol....(inside joke) but I love it!!

  2. @Tina! Thank you!! I know right, little old me in the kitchen trying to find my way...LOL *12 Cookbooks coming soon* LOLLL

  3. Ok, I tried this and it was delicious, and I've been craving a healthy broth again as of late. The dish was so successful that the recipe made it onto my freezer door. Although I don't have all of the ingredients I'm going to make a altered version of it again right now!!

  4. @caribbelle GOOD!!! :) I am glad you like it! I am thinking about making it again myself, as the weather has cooled down a bit.


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