Monday 20 January 2014

Chicken Soup Skinny!

My figure friendly series is continuing. This soup is amazing! The cheddar biscuit is figure friendly as well!

Chicken Soup Skinny!
by JJ

1/4 c. flour (gluten free use 2 T cornstarch)
1 can chicken broth (I use Swanson)
4 c. fat free or 1% milk
1 lg. celery stalk, chopped
1/2 c. chopped onion ( I used 1 cipolina)
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 T chicken demi glace optional ( William and Sonoma)
freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
10 oz. frozen mixed vegetables or your favorites
10 ounces of cooked chicken cubed or shredded
2 small red potatoes, cubed


Combine 1/2 cup of the broth with flour in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended, to create a slurry. Set aside.

Pour remaining water and milk into a large pot and slowly bring to a boil.  celery, onion, mushrooms, thyme, fresh pepper, chicken demi-glace and return to a boil.

Partially cover and simmer on low until vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes. Remove lid, add in the potatoes and frozen vegetables, cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, and slowly whisk in the slurry, stirring well as you add. Cook another 2-3 minutes, until soup thickens, adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve.
8 servings
Calories 160 per serving
based on non fat milk
Fat 1.2
Fiber 2.3

This delicious chicken soup is full of flavor that will make you want more! It is light on the waist line too!! I served with Skinny Cheddar Biscuits on the blog Friday, January 24, 2014! Wee bear loved both!

Now for a good read-

A dear friend of ours has written three books, and they are terrific! If you like thrillers, try R. Lawson on Amazon. It is not necessary to read these in any specific order. Available on Amazon, I think you'll love Retribution the first of the three that we read! Available on Amazon for your Kindle, Ipad or in paperback.

About the author-
R. Lawson is a retired vascular surgeon and served as a captain in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon. With over 120 academic works under his belt, he moved into the fiction genre and began writing thrillers with a focus on terrorism, cyber spying and more.
He hopes that you enjoy his CIA International Intrigue series featuring Biff Roberts, veteran CIA agent, as he travels the globe thwarting threats to the United States and its allies.

We have known Roy for 12 years. He was a neighbor of ours with a Jack Russell Terrier....we instantly liked him and have spent many memorable evening together with his beautiful and fun wife, Joyce and their children. These books are well written and will keep you on the edge of your pillow!

Cooper Owen arrived Saturday evening! My grandson is adorable! Mom, Dad and baby are all healthy and happy!



  1. I read R. Lawson Retribution and loved it! I think ill down load Cabo caper next!


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