Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep all of your vegetables and then slice the chicken thighs into 1-inch chunks.
In a large pot on medium-high, add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pot. Once oil is hot add chicken and season with salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Cook chicken thoroughly and until it has a nice brown color. This is flavor!
Lower heat to medium and remove cooked chicken to add back later.
Sweat the carrots, onion, and celery in the leftover chicken fat and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Once the vegetables have a glassy appearance, add your garlic and continue cooking for a few more minutes.
Add Homestyle Herbs Soup Blend, chicken broth, diced potato, and cooked chicken.
Bring to a boil, and lower to a simmer.
Serve with crusty bread or crackers.
More About This Recipe
You can make this soup your own by adding extras like a diced tomato, sliced mushrooms, fresh green peas, or smoked sausage slices. Another tip it to add 1/4 cup of white rice (raw), instead of the potato, to the pot with the broth and chicken. The rice will add some starch and extra substance to the soup.