Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Ok, it's Fall y'all! And what does Mom CRAVE when it gets cold....(No..not everything!) SOUP! This is one of the BEST if not THE best baked potato soup recipes I've found. And even more exciting?? I played with it and found a way to make it just a tad bit healthier! To my credit...the fam loved it more than my other super fattening almost as delicious soup. This is going to be my new go-to from here on out!
Okay...sharing these straight from my new BFF's...all six of the sisters from Six Sisters stuff. (Now that was a mouthful to say). Seriously some of the best gals you'll ever meet and some of the best food you'll ever eat! These kabobs are the bomb and they were gone in minutes so I'm leaving them riiiiiight here so I can find them quick! And it's great with Tzatziki Sauce!!! MMmmm!
- Olive Oil (2 Tbsp.)
- 2 Diced Chicken Breasts
- Andouille or Smoked Sausage (8 oz, sliced)
- Garlic (3 cloves, minced)
- Yellow Onion (1/2, sliced)
- Red Pepper (1, sliced)
- Green Pepper (1, sliced)
- Mushrooms (2 cups)
- 16 oz box of the pasta of your choice (we used linguine)
- Chicken broth (5 cups)
- Heavy Cream (1/2 cup)
- Shredded Parmesan (1 cup)
- Cajun Seasoning (1 Tbsp.)
(You can use a store-bought Cajun spice mix or make your own! We used equal parts cayenne pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.)
Pour olive oil into the pot. Add diced chicken breast to the pot, cover with cajun seasoning, and stir until the chicken is evenly seasoned. Then, add sliced sausage and stir. Cook the meat on medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Once the meat is cooked, add in the garlic, onion, peppers, and mushrooms, and stir. Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes as the veggies cook down.
Add the dry pasta to the pot (if using long, thin noodles, break in half), then pour in the chicken broth. Stir until everything is well-mixed. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, keep covered bring the heat down to a simmer for 10 minutes (stirring every two minutes). If there still extra chicken broth, you can discard it, cook longer until the liquid evaporates, or add a little cornstarch to thicken the liquid.
Lastly, add heavy cream and parmesan and stir until your pasta is well blended. Garnish with green onions, more parmesan, a sprinkle of cajun seasoning (if you want some extra spice), and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!