Savor the Comfort: Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup

Indulge in a soul-warming culinary experience with our Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup – a symphony of flavors that marries the robust essence of roasted garlic with the comforting embrace of wholesome chicken. This meticulously crafted recipe promises to not only tantalize your taste buds but also elevate your soup repertoire to new heights. From the carefully selected ingredients to the step-by-step instructions, allow yourself to be immersed in the art of creating a nourishing and delectable soup that speaks to both culinary excellence and well-being.

Ingredients:

For the Roasted Garlic:

  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Soup:

  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 pounds), skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup orzo pasta, uncooked
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

Step 1: Roasting the Garlic

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut off the top of each garlic head to expose the cloves. Place them on a sheet of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Wrap the garlic in the foil and roast in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until the cloves are soft and golden. Allow them to cool before squeezing out the roasted garlic.

Step 2: Preparing the Chicken

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the whole chicken and brown it on all sides. This step enhances the flavor profile of the soup.

Step 3: Sautéing Aromatics

Add chopped onion, diced carrots, diced celery, and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the vegetables are tender and aromatic, creating a flavorful base for the soup.

Step 4: Simmering the Broth

Pour in the chicken broth, incorporating the rich flavors of the browned chicken into the broth. Add dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and black pepper. Bring the soup to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Step 5: Shredding the Chicken

Remove the whole chicken from the pot and shred the meat using forks. Discard the bones and return the shredded chicken to the soup, infusing it with succulent bites of poultry goodness.

Step 6: Adding the Orzo Pasta

Stir in the uncooked orzo pasta and continue simmering for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the orzo is al dente, contributing a delightful texture to the soup.

Step 7: Infusing with Roasted Garlic

Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves into the soup, ensuring that the velvety essence of roasted garlic permeates every spoonful, adding depth and complexity to the flavor profile.

Step 8: Garnishing and Serving

Garnish the Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup with fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness. Ladle this comforting creation into bowls, and serve hot, allowing the warmth and aroma to envelop your senses.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 560mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 14g

Smart Weight Watchers Points:

  • Each serving is equivalent to 4 SmartPoints, offering a satisfying and nutritious option for those following the Weight Watchers program.

Tips and Serving Suggestions:

  1. Broth Variations: For a richer broth, consider using a combination of chicken broth and bone broth, adding an extra layer of depth to the soup.
  2. Vegetable Medley: Feel free to incorporate additional vegetables such as spinach, kale, or peas to enhance the nutritional content and vibrancy of the soup.
  3. Make-Ahead Convenience: This soup can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days or frozen for longer-term enjoyment.

Conclusion:

Our Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup is a testament to the timeless allure of comforting soups, enriched with the robust essence of roasted garlic. This recipe combines culinary expertise with health-conscious choices, resulting in a nourishing bowl of warmth that transcends the ordinary. Elevate your soup experience with this delectable creation, savoring the harmonious blend of flavors and the heartwarming embrace of a well-crafted dish.

A creamy roasted garlic soup recipe with hearty chunks of chicken. The perfect winter warm up meal!

Course: Soup Cuisine: American Prep Time: 20minutes Cook Time: 1hour hour 5minutes minutes

Total Time: 1hour hour 25minutes minutes Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients
20 cloves garlic unpeeled
2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion thinly sliced
12 cloves garlic peeled
½ teaspoon dried thyme
4 cups chicken stock
½ cup whipping cream
1 ½ lbs cooked chicken thighs or breasts cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F and place unpeeled garlic cloves in a shallow baking dish. Add olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
Roast until garlic is golden brown, about 35 minutes.
Cool and squeeze out garlic with fingers into a small bowl.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 6 minutes.
Add roasted garlic, additional garlic cloves, and thyme and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until fragrant.
Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes.
Puree using a blender or immersion blender. Stir in whipping cream and cooked chicken and season with salt and pepper.
Warm through and serve.
Notes
Serves 6. Each serving has 7 g of carbs.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 28
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 7g2%

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